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(Guardian)   To win Russian elections, you not only have to beat your opponent, you have to overcome multiple doppelgangers who've taken your name and appearance. And you think that foreigners have nothing to teach us   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Voting, Election, Boris Vishnevsky, Elections, United Russia, municipal elections, Russian opposition politicians, spoiler candidates  
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2021-09-06 5:17:44 PM  
I think they did that to some down ballot candidates in the US last year.

/it seems to work, pulling off enough votes to tip a close race.
 
2021-09-06 7:26:02 PM  
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Don't overlook the usefulness of such a strategy in the primaries...
 
2021-09-06 7:28:30 PM  

AlgaeRancher: I think they did that to some down ballot candidates in the US last year.

/it seems to work, pulling off enough votes to tip a close race.


Florida 'shadow' candidate (blatant GOP law breaking)

https://news.yahoo.com/alleged-shadow​-​candidate-testify-against-130000092.ht​ml
 
2021-09-06 8:17:15 PM  
The only one who looks the age listed is the middle one.
 
2021-09-06 8:17:58 PM  
This happened multiple times in Florida.  Republicans should move to Russia.
 
2021-09-06 8:19:35 PM  

zerkalo: The only one who looks the age listed is the middle one.


Or, I could read the article

As a Facebook friend of Vishnevsky's pointed out, the simplest way to spot the real Vishnevsky is that he was the only one who bothered to wear a tie.
 
2021-09-06 8:22:23 PM  

mjjt: AlgaeRancher: I think they did that to some down ballot candidates in the US last year.

/it seems to work, pulling off enough votes to tip a close race.

Florida 'shadow' candidate (blatant GOP law breaking)

https://news.yahoo.com/alleged-shadow-​candidate-testify-against-130000092.ht​ml


Are the Republicans learning from the Russians or are the Russians learning from the Republicans?

They're all corrupt.
 
2021-09-06 8:26:18 PM  
Did they think it up before 'Jeff' Johnson came up with the basic idea?

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2021-09-06 8:27:17 PM  
When you use the phrase "beat your opponent" in the context of a Russian election, I immediately assume you mean physically.
 
2021-09-06 8:29:28 PM  
I need three blood draws and a blowtorch.
 
2021-09-06 8:32:02 PM  
Maybe it'll turn out well?

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2021-09-06 8:36:14 PM  
Will the real Boris Vishnyevskiy please stand up?
 
2021-09-06 8:37:48 PM  

NobleHam: When you use the phrase "beat your opponent" in the context of a Russian election, I immediately assume you mean physically.


Same here.
 
2021-09-06 8:41:41 PM  
I'm a little surprised that they don't fight back by enlisting 5 Vladimir Putins to contest.

But I guess the Russian equivalent of GOP has power to disqualify candidates they don't approve
 
2021-09-06 8:42:15 PM  
It's like The Distinguished Gentleman scenario -- but with faces, lol

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2021-09-06 8:43:15 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Did they think it up before 'Jeff' Johnson came up with the basic idea?

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Dammit....lol

/great minds think alike
//idiots seldom differ
 
2021-09-06 8:46:40 PM  
Putin apparently is a big fan of Dostoyevsky.
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2021-09-06 8:49:43 PM  
And this is the nation that the GQP hopes to emulate.
 
2021-09-06 8:53:03 PM  
Sad fact: D2S did everything he could to throw the election and still made it in to the White House so a.legion of put*** grabbing doppelgangers would only help him if he ran in 2024
 
2021-09-06 9:08:54 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: I need three blood draws and a blowtorch.


And a revolver. Don't forget the revolver. The test is good. The gun is the key point, though.

Although I suppose it doesn't matter. This ends with us drinking ourselves to death just in advance of the environment killing us, anyway. If our last conscious moments are spent wondering which of us is the Russian ... so be it.
 
2021-09-06 9:15:28 PM  
I would think doppelgängers come in way behind polonium poisoning, and falling down an elevator shaft onto several 7.62x39mm bullets.
 
2021-09-06 9:19:11 PM  
And GQP scumbags are getting boners and thinking "why didn't we think of that?"

This is our future.

What continues to amaze me is number of morons actively supporting and cheering for the dystopia.

/ let's just start the balkanization
// we really are kinda Farked
 
2021-09-06 9:22:52 PM  

mjjt: AlgaeRancher: I think they did that to some down ballot candidates in the US last year.

/it seems to work, pulling off enough votes to tip a close race.

Florida 'shadow' candidate (blatant GOP law breaking)

https://news.yahoo.com/alleged-shadow-​candidate-testify-against-130000092.ht​ml


Oh, he's going to testify in a probe by a committee to determine whether or not to recommend a full panel investigate recommending to the appropriate DA to consider filing formal charges?

And maybe even before the Russpublican scum in question die of old age having gotten away with their crimes against the American people completely?

What the god damn hell is it going to take for these farking bastards to face consequences?
 
2021-09-06 9:24:20 PM  
In russia election does you! Is you!

.....if you happen to be a candidate
 
2021-09-06 9:25:40 PM  
Wow, crazy coincidence. I guess that just happens sometimes. I still remember when Obama fought his doppleganger to the death in early 2006, then absorbed his powers and became a real President.
 
2021-09-06 9:30:32 PM  
Plus a minute or two, but the rest is 100% historically accurate.
 
2021-09-06 9:46:50 PM  

falkone32: Will the real Boris Vishnyevskiy please stand up?


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2021-09-06 9:59:56 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Did they think it up before 'Jeff' Johnson came up with the basic idea?

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The name you know...
 
2021-09-06 10:21:38 PM  
You need to register to keep reading.

no
 
2021-09-06 10:23:07 PM  
Republicans seen feverishly taking notes.
 
2021-09-06 10:40:41 PM  
Why does Russia even bother with the facade and pretense of "free elections" anymore? Do they think they're actually fooling anyone, inside or outside their country?


And yeah, I'm aware that the US isn't far behind.
 
2021-09-06 10:42:38 PM  
Turns out, a lot of white people look the same.
 
2021-09-06 11:12:16 PM  

Corn_Fed: Why does Russia even bother with the facade and pretense of "free elections" anymore? Do they think they're actually fooling anyone, inside or outside their country?


It's just for show, like when Soviets had their political trials in the 30s.

Or remember when TFG held that press conference to declare that he was recusing himself from his companies, and on the table was a whole bunch of empty vanilla folders? It's like that. It's a potemkin village of an electoral system -- all optics, no substance.
 
2021-09-06 11:14:13 PM  

Corn_Fed: Why does Russia even bother with the facade and pretense of "free elections" anymore? Do they think they're actually fooling anyone, inside or outside their country?


And yeah, I'm aware that the US isn't far behind.


But at least in the US there's a choice between a right wing, corporate party, and a very right wing, corporate party.
 
2021-09-06 11:29:12 PM  
Yes. Russia is borrowing from Hollywood movies of the 90s. Please proceed. Waiting for more Sneakers and less Steven Segal.
 
2021-09-06 11:41:37 PM  
Yeah, and Murikans think their Deep State interfers in US politics. They've got nothing on the KGB and Mastermind Putin.
 
2021-09-06 11:42:28 PM  

Corn_Fed: Why does Russia even bother with the facade and pretense of "free elections" anymore? Do they think they're actually fooling anyone, inside or outside their country?


And yeah, I'm aware that the US isn't far behind.


Deniability, to quote Reaganites.
 
2021-09-06 11:43:51 PM  

brantgoose: Yeah, and Murikans think their Deep State interfers in US politics. They've got nothing on the KGB and Mastermind Putin.


I don't think it counts as a "deep state" when it's at the beck and call of the de jure leader.
 
2021-09-06 11:46:03 PM  

Corn_Fed: Why does Russia even bother with the facade and pretense of "free elections" anymore? Do they think they're actually fooling anyone, inside or outside their country?


And yeah, I'm aware that the US isn't far behind.


Just wait, if they get the house senate and presidency at this point it's all over.

/ and anyone who think the filibuster stands a chance under GQP rule is delusional.
 
2021-09-06 11:47:20 PM  
Beating (winning against, not physically beating) your opponent is not a requirement for Republicans to "win" elections.
 
2021-09-07 12:09:24 AM  
Collusion is not just a one way street folks.
 
2021-09-07 12:29:43 AM  
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2021-09-07 12:47:00 AM  

AlgaeRancher: I think they did that to some down ballot candidates in the US last year.

/it seems to work, pulling off enough votes to tip a close race.


Florida.
 
2021-09-07 1:36:33 AM  

Wing Kong Exchange Day Trader: And GQP scumbags are getting boners and thinking "why didn't we think of that?"

This is our future.

What continues to amaze me is number of morons actively supporting and cheering for the dystopia.

/ let's just start the balkanization
// we really are kinda Farked


They already did it in Florida.
 
2021-09-07 1:38:48 AM  
I'm surprised more people don't realize this happened in Florida. Mysterious 3rd party candidates running with similar names as the Dem.
 
2021-09-07 1:46:15 AM  
A room fulla Vladimir Putins is turning into some sorta weird fetish for me.

Hurry up and make Adidas pornography if there's going to be more than one of you.

Fark is Vladimir Putin's erotica site.
 
2021-09-07 2:11:38 AM  

Purple_Urkle: A room fulla Vladimir Putins is turning into some sorta weird fetish for me.

Hurry up and make Adidas pornography if there's going to be more than one of you.

Fark is Vladimir Putin's erotica site.


I only have these thoughts because Putin is a homophobe.

Even if I'm not writing on the internet, know that Putin farking his own ass forever lives in my heart, rent free, because he is homophobic.

Even if he's president for life,
Don't care, had sex made fun of Vlad.
 
2021-09-07 7:28:09 AM  
Only an idiot would think that Russia is remotely democratic.  If you think is is you are likely to die "naturally," eg. falling out a window.
 
2021-09-07 7:58:40 AM  
You don't have to beat your opponent in Russia. That's just silly.  You can strangle them, poison them, shoot them, or throw them out the window.
 
2021-09-07 12:03:03 PM  

erik-k: What the god damn hell is it going to take for these farking bastards to face consequences?


Switching parties.
 
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