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  •  Tens of millions of HAND BALLOTS counted . . . (10+ / 0-)

    in two hours is a fair starting point for questioning results.

    For anyone who has spent time following election results in an open democracy -- even with ballots that can be quickly tabulated -- it can take several hours to count the vote here in the U.S.

    In Iran, they're doing the counts BY HAND.  

    If they'd actually counted the ballots, who knows, maybe Ahmadinejad would have won.  Probably not by 64 percent, but perhaps 50+1.  Maybe he would have fought close enough to make it into a run-off.

    It's clear though that the entire vote tally was simply made up, so it's fair to ask:

    Why did Ahmadinejad's people who were doing the count simply make up the vote?  Why did they feel obliged to insult the intelligence of their people and lie about it?

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