Monday, June 22, 2009

UPDATE: Videos Tagged "Iran Election Fraud"

    Two videos showing men filling out and signing multiple Iranian voting ballots have recently surfaced on  The videos may document fraud in regard to the recent presidential election in the Islamic Republic of Iran. They could have been shot covertly on a cell phone, as their subjects seem unaware of the camera.  Yet the videographers managed to get close enough--especially in the video shot over the shoulder of a man filling ballots out--that the Iranian presidential ballots are clearly recognizable.  

    One video is silent, the other has the voice of a male, apparently present, in the background. A native Persian speaker told me, "You really can't hear what they're saying because they changed the sound's format to bad quality to hide who they are!   Its about election and cheating on that with others' social security numbers--and making votes for someone else."  I found these videos via a feed by a Twitter user whose posts from Iran have thus far been proven accurate through corroborating documentation posted later to mainstream media websites.  

    Opposition candidates and their supporters have strongly contested the election results their government has claimed.  Members of the Islamic Republic of Iran violated their own laws by declaring the official winner within only a few hours of the closing of the poles.  IRI law requires more time to accurately hand count the millions of paper ballots before an official announcement of the winner is made.  The consistent 2-to-1 margin of votes for incumbent president Ahmadinejad throughout even regions of Iran that opposition candidates hail from and have headquarters in, is also highly suspicious.  A trusted source in Tehran told me that the supposed counting of presidential election ballots was performed by the Basij militia, who are strong supporters of Ahmadinejad, that they did not allow independent monitors at polling places, and that many people in districts known for supporting opposition candidates were turned away early before they even could vote--having been informed that "they'd run out of ballots."

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