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The Iran Election

I knew this was going to be a big deal a couple days ago. The people of Iran excited for the upcoming election. Lots of young people ready to get involved. Early predictions show a close race, with the challenger Mousavi maybe winning outright. Ahmadinejad's presidency was in trouble.

Then the election day comes and there are reports of very long lines and and not enough ballots for the turn out. News agencies were reporting that there was a record breaking 85% turn out. People are charged up and excited.

Today, the Iranian government reports that Ahmadinejad won by a landslide. 63% to 33% with the other two people running not even getting 1% of the vote. Mousavi didn't even win in his home town. There is immediate calls of voter fraud. People take to the streets and are rioting.

It's amazing to watch. Check out this youtube footage. #iranelection on twitter is also good to follow.

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(Anonymous)
Jun. 14th, 2009 01:12 am (UTC)
It's a shame our current president isn't really going to do anything to support the students. he's already congratulated the fraud. it's times like this that I miss Bush.
byname
Jun. 14th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
That youtube video gave me goosebumps.
patrick
Jun. 14th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
Yea, when I started watching a bunch of footage from youtube, it really started getting to me.
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