Eight Ways to Make Elections Risk-Free
1. When drawing the lines of the constituencies, remember to integrate as many opposition supporters as possible into your own constituencies and to transfer as many of your own supporters as necessary into the opposition’s strongholds in order to maintain the majority in both constituencies. Add some soldiers if necessary.
2. Make sure that there are no election observers around while you register the votes.
3. Invite the election observers only on short notice in order to prevent them from preparing the observation properly.
4. Discredit the opposition as being either Islamist or Communist, or being employed by a foreign government or all of the above.