Here is one of those forgotten lessons.
At this writing, even before the polls are closed, there is great
uncertainty over how the votes will be counted and tabulated – from the local
polling station to the regional level and finally to the national level. All
the way up the chain, both counting and tabulation must be done with the
greatest transparency to meet democratic standards.
It appears that Ukraine’s Central Election Commission will be falling far short of transparency, which creates opportunities for