"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." Theodore Roosevelt
In London, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told reporters Sunday that the constitution had "probably passed", but later adopted a position of wait and see. Hindawi told AFP that he was "astonished" by Rice's statement. "As far as I know, she's not a member of the electoral commission," he said. Officials might have an indication of the direction of the vote late Monday, he said.