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A man leaves a voting booth to cast his ballot in a referendum at a polling station in Simferopol March 16, 2014.
A man leaves a voting booth to cast his ballot in a referendum at a polling station in Simferopol March 16, 2014.
(VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS)

PAUL WALDIE

Do the math: Crimea’s referendum figures don’t add up

Officials in Crimea have been touting the results of Sunday’s referendum on whether the territory should join Russia, and rightfully so. Any politician would dream of winning a landslide of 96.77 per cent.

But a closer look at some of tallies shows that some of the figures don’t add up. Take the voter turnout in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol for example.