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Voting early and often

June 22nd, 2009, 9:23am by Sam Wang

Iran’s Guardian Council has admitted that apparent turnout exceeded 100% in at least 50 cities. This confirms recent analysis at the University of St. Andrews as well as by David Shor.

Inflated voting is the crudest of fraud, cruder than anything implied by my previous post. At this point statistical analysis is interesting for filling in details and estimating the extent of the fraud.

In other news, Boud Roukema has now reported three of the six most populous voting areas in his analysis have vote totals for Karroubi that start with 7, the anomaly he reported before. All three of these have greater proportions of  votes for Ahmadenijad than the other three voting areas.

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  • Nicholas J. Alcock

    Voting early, voting often is an extremely old British joke. The joke comes from ancient British electoral law which forbade voting more than once; Not that this ever prevented from voters in Northern Ireland from voting twenty times particularly those who were dead!

    Strangely enough, this reminds me of the 1960 U.S. presidential election where the turnout in Cook County, Chicago was also more than 100%.

    Isn’t it interesting, how the world has copied American electoral malpractice? On an amusing
    note, after the Florida 2000 shambles Fidel Castro did offer to help The Great Republic in conducting democratic elections. And what a better person could you have in instructing you in democracy???

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