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Iran Admits – More Votes Than Voters

From Iran’s Press TV:

The Guardian Council Spokesman Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei

Guardian Council: Over 100% voted in 50 cities

Sun, 21 Jun 2009

Iran’s Guardian Council has suggested that the number of votes collected in 50 cities surpass the number of people eligible to cast ballot in those areas.

The council’s Spokesman Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, who was speaking on the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) Channel 2 on Sunday, made the remarks in response to complaints filed by Mohsen Rezaei — a defeated candidate in the June 12 Presidential election.

"Statistics provided by the candidates, who claim more than 100% of those eligible have cast their ballot in 80-170 cities are not accurate — the incident has happened in only 50 cities," Kadkhodaei said.

Kadkhodaei further explained that the voter turnout of above 100% in some cities is a normal phenomenon because there is no legal limitation for people to vote for the presidential elections in another city or province to which people often travel or commute.

According to the Guardian Council spokesman, summering areas and places like district one and three in Tehran are not separable.

The spokesman, however, said that the vote tally affected by such issues could be over 3 million and would not noticably affect the outcome of the election.

He, however, added that the council could, at the request of the candidates, re-count the affected ballot boxes, and determine " whether the possible change in the tally is decisive in the election results," reported Khabaronline.

Three of the four candidates contesting in last Friday’s presidential election cried foul, once the Interior Ministry announced the results – according to which incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner with almost two-thirds of the vote.

Rezaei, along with Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, reported more than 646 ‘irregularities’ in the electoral process and submitted their complaints to the body responsible for overseeing the election — the Guardian Council.

Mousavi and Karroubi have called on the council to nullify Friday’s vote and hold the election anew. This is while President Ahmadinejad and his Interior Minister Sadeq Mahsouli have rejected any possibility of fraud, saying that the election was free and fair.

Luckily, it turns out there is nothing illegal about there being more votes than people.

Just like in some cities in our country.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, June 22nd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Iran Admits – More Votes Than Voters”

  1. MinnesotaRush says:

    ” .. the incident has happened in only 50 cities,” Kadkhodaei said.”

    Oh! Welllllllll … That must make it okay!

    Besides .. it was probably a handful of those nasty American CIA dudes. They do that all the time ya know. Just to meddle.

    Move on. Nothing going on here.

  2. caligirl9 says:

    “Only 50 cities!?”

    ONE is one too many!

  3. conant says:

    Sounds just like they way they do elections in Chicago

  4. proreason says:

    Obamy must be frantic to see whether his heros have bettered him in the deceased voter category.

  5. beautyofreason says:

    Oh, so there’s evidence that around 3 million votes were fixed in 50 cities…. but that’s not an issue, since we rigged the election by about 11 million votes and we won’t admit that one. So he still wins.

    These pesky Islamists are such poor liars.

  6. canary says:

    Strange instead of spending Father’s Day with his girls for some quality time, he had a big party for famous grown-ups.

    Obama is taking notes on how he will pull off the next election. I know he’s working our Senators and Congressman 24/7, and leaving little time to correct the voting fraud that took that aided the Democrats. But, America needs a tighter voting sytem. As far as proving citizen ship, and making sure our military votes get counted, because Obama will take time from standing in front of the mirror, doing interviews, bowing to evil leaders, and come up with a way to ensure he’s relected.

  7. GL0120 says:

    C’mon now folks, you have to admit that it’s absolutely wonderful that Li’l’ Hitler is every bit as beloved as Li’l’ Barry.
    Is it their fault that people are so thrilled that the tingles up their legs make them visit polling places several times?
    They can’t help themselves, when the tingle hits, they’ve just gotta go!

  8. Reality Bytes says:

    Unlike NEA members, I’ve never met a Persian who couldn’t count.

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