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Preliminary Results Project Putin's Re-election, Amid Allegations of Voter Fraud

Russians turned up at polling stations Sunday in an election few voters had any doubts about who would emerge the winner. Soon after the polls closed in the enclave of Kaliningrad, preliminary results indicated incumbent President Vladimir Putin had secured victory in an election critics say was stage-managed. According to Russia's election commission, Putin was heading to secure 71.9 percent of the vote, but it was unclear whether voter turnout had reached 70 percent, a Kremlin...

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