Iranian election stolen

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    TEHRAN, June 13 (UPI) -- Riot police charged on protesters Saturday in Tehran as the Iranian government declared Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected president, sources said.

    Both Ahmandinejad and his rival, Mir Hossein Mousavi, declared victory with Mousavi urging his supporters to stand firm in the face of a "dangerous charade," The New York Times reported Saturday.

    "I am the absolute winner of the election by a very large margin," Mousavi said late Friday night.

    Police with riot batons charged thousands of Mousavi supporters gathered in central Tehran Saturday, but it was unclear if there were serious injuries.

    Massive protests over Iranian election - UPI.com
     
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    did you expect the mullahs to allow a moderate to be president?
     
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    i was so hoping for a different result....he will slaughter the people who protest in the streets...
     
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    I have always said I'm an idiot.
    I guess I was right!
     
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    Fuck...
     
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    Its not clear that this is the case yet, but it is becoming increasingly likely. There do seem to be riots and demonstrations though and so far there haven't been major crackdowns. Will be interesting to see where this goes from here...
     
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    For the first time ever, I agree with chris. :lol:
     
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    It does...but I am withholding judgment for a little while longer yet.

    Andrew Sullivan has been keeping up with updates as well.

    The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
     
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    lemmie guess. It was stolen by Katherine Harris, Jeb Bush, and Karl Rove?:lol::lol:
     

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