June 22, 2009

WHAT IS THIS, PHILADELPHIA?:

Iran admits 50 cities had more votes than voters (Martin Fletcher , 6/22/09, Times of London)

In 50 Iranian cities the number of votes cast in this month presidential election exceeded the number of eligible voters, the state's election watchdog admitted today.

The surprising admission by the Guardian Council was, however, designed to undermine the claims of the defeated candidates that the vote was rigged.

Mir Hossein Mousavi, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's main rival in the hotly-disputed election, and the other two losing candidates have claimed that the vote exceeded eligible voters in as many as 170 districts.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 22, 2009 6:49 AM
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