Saturday, May 28, 2005

Vote Early Vote Often

In the last French referendum (on the Euro) voters in mainland France were against the measure. Then a surprise rush of votes from the French overseas departments swung the vote to favorable. Expect a rerun in their referendum on the EU Constitution. Jimmy Carter, where are you when we need you?

PARIS (Reuters) - Overseas voters cast their ballots on Saturday in France's referendum on the European Union's constitution, with the "No" camp holding its lead in the final opinion polls.

Polling stations opened for voting in French Guiana, the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon off Canada's eastern coast. Mainland France votes on Sunday.

Also, I bet you didn't know that the French had an island off the East Coast of Canada. Explains a lot.