Well. At least we won’t have to hear Vlade complain that millions of illegals voted for Crooked Alexei:
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian election officials on Monday formally barred Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president, prompting calls from him for a boycott of next year’s vote.
The Central Election Commission decided unanimously that the anti-corruption crusader isn’t eligible to run.
No point in having Kris Kobach over for borscht. He’ll only steal the silverware.
Navalny is implicitly barred from running for office because of a conviction in a fraud case which has been viewed as political retribution. He could have run if he was given a special dispensation or if his conviction was cancelled….
Navalny, 41 is the most serious challenger that Putin has faced in all his years in power, and the court cases against him have been widely seen as a tool to keep him from running for office.
Here’s a gratuitous photo of Putin’s Palace:
It cost the people about $1 billion worth of Kremlin Kash. Because why not? Who’s gonna stop the asshole? Donald’s more likely to phone him congratulations.
This at least prevents Crooked Alexei from becoming Croked Alexei. Although that’s still possible. They just looove to poison people, don’t they?