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UN Comm ‘Orders’ Afghan Vote Recount

From those champions of fair and honest elections at Reuters:

The Electoral Complaints Commission

Afghan vote watchdog finds fraud, orders recounts

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s mainly U.N.-appointed election watchdog said on Tuesday it had found "clear and convincing evidence of fraud" in last month’s presidential election and ordered a partial recount.

The Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) said in a statement returns must be recounted and audited for any polling station where more than 600 votes, representing 100 percent of "expected" turnout, were cast.

They must also be recounted in any polling station where a candidate received more than 95 percent of the votes if more than 100 valid ballots were cast, the ECC said…

Most of the stations where it found fraud had either a larger than expected number of votes cast or a higher than expected proportion cast for a single candidate in the August 20 poll, the ECC said.

"The ECC also noted that the overwhelming majority of stations in which it found fraud had a number of ballots cast that were far in excess of what could be expected based on credible observer reports of low voter turnout," the ECC said.

The ECC is led by a Canadian and three of its five members were appointed by the United Nations.

Say, where was the United Nations during the Iranian elections?

Just kidding.

We never hear a peep from the UN when their side wins.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, September 8th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “UN Comm ‘Orders’ Afghan Vote Recount”

  1. MinnesotaRush says:

    I’m betting Franken’s somewhere in this pile!

    • JohnMG says:

      …..”I’m betting Franken’s somewhere in this pile!…..”

      And Al Gore, and Jimmy Carter, and……….

      By the way, what type of pile are we talking about? No! No! Wait! Don’t tell me. Let me guess. I’m sure I can come up with something……………

  2. proreason says:

    Wait until the Moron begins getting into his new role as Chairman of the UN Security Council (and you doubted proreason when he said his ultimate ambition is to rule the world).

    He’ll be commanding the earth to spin in the other direction.

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