"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


democratic transitions

As for the last of the Texas delegate counts, well, it's a little messy. BOR has actual counts. As of 9:13pm, Obama is claiming victory.

Complicated though our democracy may be, it's not nearly as corrupt as the shadow that passes for democracy in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's citizens went to the polls today. The excellent bloggers at Kubatana are maintaining a very extensive record of reports from those who experienced voting irregularities in today's elections, as does the BBC. In at least one place, however, lines for voting were shorter than lines for the ATM. (Since Zimbabwe is experiencing 1,000% inflation every day, money devalues through the course of the day. While you're waiting in line to get out cash in the morning, the money in your account is worth less and less.)

Kindof makes a little confusion at the Expo Center seem irrelevant, huh?


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