Five reasons to suspect the Iranian election was stolen

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    The Interior Ministry announced the first results within an hour of the polls closing, and the official result less than a day later. The ministry is supposed to wait three days after voting before it certifies the result to allow time for disputes to be examined. Friday's announcement, which was based on a very small count, came just minutes after Mousavi declared himself to be "definitely the winner." According to a Mousavi official in Paris, the opposition leader was initially informed by the Interior Ministry that he had won. But ministry officials shortly thereafter publicly called it for Ahmadinejad.

    Gary Sick, a Columbia University professor and Iranian-affairs adviser for three U.S. Administrations, said that given the apparent record turnout, it would have been impossible to announce a definitive result so soon after the polls closed because Iran does not use voting machines. The country uses paper ballots that must be counted by hand — a time-consuming process, Sick said in an interview posted on the Council on Foreign Relations website.

    Was the Government's Fast Announcement of Results Normal? - Five Reasons to Suspect Iran's Election Results - TIME
     
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    duh
     
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    'Stolen' :lol:

    The mullahs run the show, they want the correct frontman, that is Imadingyslob.

    No other result had a chance.
     
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