June 17, 2009 6:57 PM

Why the official Iranian election results are suspect

In American politics, it would be as if President George W. Bush won re-election over Sen. John Kerry in 2004 by taking Kerry's home state of Massachusetts, doing surprisingly well in liberal New York City and besting his 2000 vote totals by 40 percent. With no way to verify the Iranian vote, skeptics cite unexplained police movements, the exceptionally fast counting of handwritten ballots and some inexplicable election returns.

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