Friday, June 12, 2009

Ahmadinejad Reported Winning – Major Discrepancy in Turnout Percentage

With 20% of all votes counted, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leads the race. IRNA, the official Iran news agency, has declared Ahmadinejad the winner of the election.

With 20% of the votes counted, here are the results:
Ahmadinejad: 69%
Mousavi: 28%
Rezaie: 2%
Karrubi: 1%

There is a major discrepancy in the results announced. The government is reporting that the 19.42% of all the votes counted equaled 5,150,188 actual votes cast, equating to a 56% turnout of all eligible voters (46.2 million).

The problem is that the Interior Ministry reported at 6 pm local time, three hours before the polls were closed, that by than nearly 70% of all registered voters had already cast their ballots. We will monitor the results as they become available to understand this apparent major discrepancy.

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