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Ahmadinejad Gains Votes In ‘Recount’

From Iran’s Press TV:

Ahmadinejad votes up after partial re-count

Tue, 30 Jun 2009

A random re-count of 10 percent of votes cast in Iran’s June 12 elections results in a slight increase of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s votes in some cities.

After ballot boxes were randomly chosen and re-counted in the presence of the Guardian Council, interior ministry and district governor representatives, Ahmadinejad’s votes increased in the province of Kerman, Fars news reported on Monday.

The incumbent president’s tally also rose by 12 votes in Jirof, after 17 of the 170 ballot boxes in the southeastern city were re-counted, according to Fars news.

The report added that the re-count in Jiroft resulted in five votes being deducted from runner up Mir-Hossein Mousavi and one vote being deducted form Mehdi Karroubi, while Mohsen Rezaei’s ballots increased by three votes.

However, the changes in the tally were announced as being ‘too small’ to be deemed decisive in the outcome of the election.

Fars news also reported that recounts in the central city of Qom, northeastern city of Gorgan and northern city of Sari ended without any changes in the original results.

Iran’s election watchdog, the Guardian Council, confirmed the election results on Monday after finishing the random re-count

Hey, it’s just like in our country.

Whenever there is a ‘close race’ with a Democrat that requires a ‘recount.’

  Update!

Also from Iran’s Press TV:

Guardian Council closes file on Iran election

Tue, 30 Jun 2009

The Guardian Council, the Iranian electoral watchdog, has declared the file on Iran’s 10th presidential elections closed.

Council spokesman Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei told Press TV’s correspondent on Tuesday that the Council has had its ‘final say’ on the issue and has closed the file on the election upon verifying the vote result. He added that no other complaints would be investigated.

Kadkhodaei added that the body would release a detailed report of the vote recount despite not having found any significant irregularities.

When asked whether the defeated candidates could pursue their complaints with the Iranian parliament, Kadkhodaei reaffirmed that the case was closed and only certain ‘marginal issues’ could be taken to parliament.

"The events taking place on the sidelines of the election and the irregularities on Election Day … they will be looked into and any wrongdoing will be dealt with. But Article 90 [of the constitution] can only deal with the marginal issues pertaining to the election."

Article 90 of the Iranian Constitution states that complaints concerning the work of the executive body, led by the president, can be referred to parliament, which is obligated to investigate the complaint and demand proper investigation into the matter.

After incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared winner of the 10th election with almost two-thirds of the votes, defeated candidates Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi rejected the result as fraudulent and demanded a re-run.

While Iran’s electoral watchdog did not agree to a re-run, it announced readiness for a random recount of 10 percent of the votes.

The council announced late Monday that the recount of 10 percent of the ballot boxes had shown no irregularities and confirmed Ahmadinejad as the winner of the presidential race.

Gosh.

And we had held out such hope for a open and honest counting of the ballots.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Ahmadinejad Gains Votes In ‘Recount’”

  1. ThreeBus says:

    “a random re-count” yes, random. cough cough….

  2. wardmama4 says:

    What is ACORN in Iranian?

    I can’t wait to see what the OneGlobalWorld Party is going to be called – bet my bottom dollar that Master is in there someplace.

    Be afraid, very afraid.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      “What is ACORN in Iranian?”
      Non black and armed with weapons ……. not megaphones!!

  3. AbingtonJim says:

    How can you have a recount when the votes haven’t been counted yet?

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    What did they do? Hire the Minnesota DNC Franken counters?

  5. untrainable says:

    Wow, I had no idea that ACORN was already this active in Iran. When are they going to send Jimmah Carter over there? Not for the elections, just to get rid of him.

  6. Steve says:

    Mr. Limbaugh just referenced this article.

  7. Trialdog says:

    Whew. I’m glad that’s over. The regime should now follow Obama’s example and provide more government funding for community activist programs. They could probably do away with these pesky neocon conspiracy theories if they had such a program.

  8. Reality Bytes says:

    It is odd how silent Former President Carter is on this. Hmmmm…

  9. proreason says:

    Iran has implemented The Moron’s prefered voting methodology flawlessly.

    Now that the world has seen how the model should work, there should be no more ragtag Minnesota recounts. Obamy and his handlers don’t like messy hi-jackings.

  10. MinnesotaRush says:

    Minnesota meets Iran .. MN Supreme Court hands franken the election.

    I, and all of my friends, are starting now to fill out ballots that we will keep in the trunks of our cars in preparation for the next election.

    I am now a FORMER election judge in this state. I can not, and will not, be part of a voting system that is so contaminated with fraud and corruption.


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