Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hey, It Was Only 50

The Guardian Council is finally copping to some "irregularities" in the election.

From Iranian State TV (again, no less):

Iran's Guardian Council has admitted that the number of votes collected in 50 cities surpass the number of those 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.

Ahhh, it was only 50 cities. Well then, everybody go home now. Nothing to see here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This report must be incomplete: I didn't see St. Louis or Chicago listed amongst the cities...
fairly warm regards,
Derrick St. Romanov-Pierre
Freelance Romance Novelist