North Korea: Not A Single Vote Cast Against Kim Jong Un – Reality: No One Else On Ballot

March 10, 2014 10:40 amViews: 242

Kim Jong Un votes for himself

This story from the dictatorship of North Korea probably has a few Democrats, maybe even President Obama himself, salivating. Savage dictator Kim Jung Un won reelection to the highest legislative body in the country with a 100 percent turnout and a 100 percent unanimous decision in his favor.

Of course when the penalty for not voting and not voting for the local dictator is probably death for you and your entire family, that tends to get out the vote.

It is sad that the leader of North Korea has deluded himself into thinking he is what the people really want when he is in fact forcing everyone to vote for him. In a similar way today, after decades of free government handouts, millions of voters blindly vote for the candidate that can promise them the most free stuff or best benefits.

Unfortunately, this happens on both sides of the political spectrum.

Read more below from Yahoo News UK:

With no one else on the ballot, state media reported Monday that supreme leader Kim Jong Un was not only elected to the highest legislative body in North Korea, he won with the unanimous approval of his district, which had 100 percent turnout.

North Koreans went to the polls on Sunday to approve the new roster of deputies for the Supreme People's Assembly, the country's legislature. The vote, more a political ritual than an election by Western standards, is generally held once every five years.

Though results for the other seats in the assembly had not yet been announced, North Korea's media quickly reported Kim had won in his district — located on the symbolic Mount Paekdu — without a single dissenting ballot.

In the previous elections, 687 deputies were chosen. This is first time the election had been held since Kim inherited power after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, in 2011.

"This is an expression of all the service personnel and people's absolute support and profound trust in supreme leader Kim Jong Un as they single-mindedly remain loyal to him," the state-run Korean Central News Agency said.

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