Friday, October 21, 2005

Iraqi Election Stats

Election Comparison January 30th vs. October 15th

Registered voters - 14.3 million voters registered in Jan. vs. 15.6 million voters registered in Oct. 2005.

Numbers of polling centers 5,677 polling centers in Jan. vs. 5,852 polling centers in Oct. with most of the new centers going to Sunni regions.

* Al Anbar polling centers increased from 33 in Jan. to 171 in Oct. 2005 (indications are that more than 200,000 additional people voted in Anbar.)

* Ninewah polling centers increased from 88 in Jan. to 230 in Oct. 2005 (nearly 400,000 more voted this time.)

Poll worker applications increased from 110,000 in Jan. to 450,000 in Oct. 2005.

Total poll workers increased from 108,000 in Jan. to 171,000 in Oct. 2005.

- Early projections are that more than 60 percent voted (of those registered.)

Voting Rights Changes Since January
- Iraqi Security Forces guarding polling stations outside their provinces were allowed to vote.
- U.S. held detainees that had not been convicted of a crime were allowed to vote.

Election Security

- Total attacks in Iraq - 299 attacks on 30 Jan 05 vs. 89 Attacks on 15 Oct. 2005.
- Total polling place attacks - 108 attacks in 30 Jan 05 vs. 19 Attacks on 15 Oct. 2005.
- Total number of Civilians killed - 30 Deaths on 30 Jan 05 vs. 3 Deaths on 15 Oct. 2005.
* Overall, 34 deaths on 30 Jan, 10 deaths 15 Oct. 2005.
- Total number of suicide bombers - 7 on 30 Jan vs. 0 on 15 Oct. 2005.

Security Forces

- Ministry of Interior Forces - 79,116 in January 05 vs. 106, 112 in October 2005.
- Ministry of Defense Forces - 56, 949 in January 05 vs. 93, 959 in October 2005.


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NF-I moved most of the materials in Jan; Iraqi contractors conducted most of the movement and logistics.
- V oting supplies were moved into warehouses three days earlier than in January with no shortages of supplies reported (per IECI press conference.)

Source: US Central Command

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


dcat said...

You should see what Neurotic Iraqi wife has to say.

Thanks for this post Indigo.

Don said...

The day when the Iraqi people can stand proudly on their own is rapidly approaching. Will people appreciate GWB's vision and the sacrifice of our troops? Somehow I doubt it.

Indigo Red said...

You're right, Don, they won't. Most Iraqis in a radio interview I heard yesterday don't understand why so many in the US don't support the President and want Iraq returned to Saddam. What is seen in Iraq is not what is shown in the US. Fortunately, you and I know the truth and in time the truth will out.

Keth67 said...

Great blog and great comments.
The left can't argue with these facts so they don't see them.
You want a trip to fantasy land then e-mail senator Barbara Boxer or read any of her comments on Iraq. She should be in a padded cell. Keep up the good work!

Mike's America said...

What? What? WHAT???

You mean democracy and voting are INCREASING in Iraq in less than ten months.

You mean Iraqis are providing Security for themselves?

You mean violence during the election was down over 80% from January????

How can this be true? I haven't heard a word about it at: CBSNBCABCCNNNEWYORKTIMESWASHINGTONPOSTNEWSEEKTIMEMSNBC

I don't believe it! It can't be true...


dcat said...

OOOOh I like Keth67!

Hey Indigo take care of yourself! Hope you are feeling better fast!

Indigo Red said...

It's twue, it's twue, Mike! That is if one can trust the Pentagon and it's non-Floridian vote counters.

Thanks, dcat. I'm better today. And I like Keth67, too. Bright fella. Of course, anyone who agrees with me is smarter than the average bear.

BTW, where did Sofocleto and John get to? They was here then they t'wernt. magic, they come and go.

My word verification for this comment is "jonbskeq". I like that. Maybe in my next blog incarnation I'll be Jon B. Skeq.