How do you do that?
How do you make every single person in a country so afraid of you that not one soul dares to vote against you?
Does he only fix the polls?
Does he have armed guards with instructions to shoot to kill anyone who votes wrong?
I have a few ideas on how he may have done it legally.
He could have changed the law so that it was illegal to vote against him.
I don't think promissing food or money would have done it. Alot of people are too principled for that.
Well...Unless it was a WHOLE LOT of money.
He could have hunted down anyone who opposed him and revoke their citizenship like we did in the McCarthy era.
He could have locked up anyone who potentially could vote against him and tell them its for their own protection because sentiment was so strong for him in Iraq. Of course he would release them after the election was over.
We did something similar during WWII with the Japanese in this country.
He could have only allowed the polls to remain open for 1 minute on a day and time known only to him for security reasons.
He could have used firehoses and billy clubs on the citizens rallying to the polls, and said they were an unruly mob.
I think Margaret Thatcher did that a few times.
He could have simply let them all rally in one place in protest then send in the police to shoot them all down. The Tienamen Square masacre.
He could have drafted them all into his army and sent them to fight the kurds.
Russia was bad about that.
Any other possibilities?
I'm all out.