It’s voting day in Crimea, and people there who cast a ballot will vote to either A) Secede from Ukraine and re-join Russia, or B) Succeed and become an independent entity. An option to stay with Ukraine (status quo) isn’t even on the ballot.
The U.S. and other European countries are considering the vote illegal either way, and here’s something sure to get Obama’s Justice Department in a twist:
Caption: Local residents, including a police officer, show identification to get their ballots from election commission members in Simferopol.
Paging Eric Holder!
To all pro-Russian referendum backers in Crimea, this is the day where you can welcome the past pic.twitter.com/4wjHT6c5X5
— Jonathan Eyal (@JEyal_RUSI) March 16, 2014
It’s a good thing Obama put Romney in his place about Russia during the presidential campaign.