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Here's the quote from PressTV:

Iran's Guardian Council has admitted that the number of votes collected in 50 cities surpass the number of the 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 Mohsen Rezaei in which he claims more than 100% of those eligible have cast their ballot in 170 cities are not accurate -- the incident has happened in only 50 cities," Kadkhodaei said.



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by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun Jun 21st, 2009 at 07:10:16 PM EST
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Drew J Jones:
"Statistics provided by Mohsen Rezaei in which he claims more than 100% of those eligible have cast their ballot in 170 cities are not accurate -- the incident has happened in only 50 cities," Kadkhodaei said.

LOL.

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by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Jun 21st, 2009 at 07:18:21 PM EST
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Fucking brilliant, right?

You almost couldn't have made that quote up.

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by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun Jun 21st, 2009 at 07:32:15 PM EST
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Can the Republicans sue for IP infringement of their business plan to put the Onion out of business by making statements that no satirist could credibly get away with?
by MarekNYC on Sun Jun 21st, 2009 at 07:35:26 PM EST
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Only if they agree to cap the judgment at $200,000.

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by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun Jun 21st, 2009 at 07:42:55 PM EST
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Sounds ridiculous, but its not like they are admitting fraud.
A Primer on Iran's Presidential Election System -- ACE Electoral Knowledge Network
In Iran, there is no voter registration or roll. Iranians can vote anywhere as long as they present their national identification book, or Shenasnameh.
 
by generic on Sun Jun 21st, 2009 at 07:39:28 PM EST
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Fair point, but still very funny.

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by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun Jun 21st, 2009 at 07:45:29 PM EST
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So they could organize caravans of buses from poling place to poling place and there would be no way to detect this ex post facto?

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Jun 22nd, 2009 at 05:23:13 PM EST
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I presume they mark the book in some way to show that you voted. So you would need to at least pretend to have lost your book and get a spare. This seems a lot of effort to go to when you can just make up the results any way you want.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Jun 22nd, 2009 at 05:28:33 PM EST
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My understanding is that fingers of voters were inked to avoid duplicate voting...



Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Mon Jun 22nd, 2009 at 06:51:20 PM EST
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