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Zombie Voters In Iran

In his Friday address Supreme Leader Ali Khamenie said:

People know it and some supporters of some candidates should rest assured that the Islamic Republic does not betray votes of the people. (Chants of slogan, God is great)

The legal structures for elections in our country do not leave us room for vote-rigging. Anyone who is involved in elections will know this. And they talk about a difference of 11 million votes?

Sometimes the difference is 100,000, 500,000 or even 1 million. In that case, one could say that there might have been vote-rigging, but how can they rig 11 million votes? (Chants of slogan, God is great)

It turns that people are actually working on how they did it, and have already found about 3 million votes that should not have been counted.

Via Swopa at Needlenose there is a nice little piece on PressTV, an official Iranian news site, telling us that Guardian Council: Over 100% voted in 50 cities

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.

The spokesman, however, said that although the vote tally affected by such an irregularity could be over 3 million and the council could, at the request of the candidates, re-count the affected ballot boxes, “it has yet to be determined whether the possible change in the tally is decisive in the election results,” reported Khabaronline.

Excuse me, Mr. Spokesweasel, but if you already know that 7.5% of the vote is unquestionably bogus, the election is a fraud. When you find out that there is this large of a corruption in the system, you have to assume that the system failed and you need a new election with better safeguards.


1 Badtux { 06.22.09 at 1:40 am }

Oh come on now. You would deny voting rights to the dead? :).

– Badtux the Snarky Penguin
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2 jams O'Donnell { 06.22.09 at 4:19 am }

This was on Press tv. George Galloway works for Press TV. Perhaps the Stalinist bottom feeder should watch his own channel!
.-= ´s last blog ..George Galloway sneers at John Simpson but ignores Iran protests =-.

3 Bryan { 06.22.09 at 12:34 pm }

It is amazing, Badtux, how universal the concept that the right and power to vote doesn’t die with the voter. This election could have taken place in South Florida or Illinois. 😈

George is in favor of George. If it is good for George, it must be good for the world.

He apparently can’t figure out that Ahmadinejad is Farsi for “George W. Bush”.