22 June 2009

This is What Fraud Looks Like, Part II

My Abbreviation of:
Iran Admits Discrepancies in 3 Million Votes

"...the authorities have acknowledged that the number of votes cast in 50 cities exceeded the actual number of voters, state television reported Monday following assertions by the country’s supreme leader that the ballot was fair."

"But the authorities insisted that discrepancies, which could affect three million votes, did not violate Iranian law and the country’s influential Guardian Council said it was not clear whether they would decisively change the election result."

"In remarks Sunday that were broadcast on Press TV Monday, Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, the spokesman for the authoritative Guardian Council — a 12-member panel of clerics charged with certifying the vote — denied claims by another losing candidate, Mohsen Rezai that irregularities had occurred in up to 170 voting districts.

'Statistics provided by the candidates, who claim more than 100 percent of those eligible have cast their ballot in 80 to 170 cities are not accurate — the incident has happened in only 50 cities,' Mr. Kadkhodaei said in what seemed a remarkable admission."

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