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Behind the Numbers: June 14, 2009 - June 20, 2009

New Analysis Points to Fraud in Iran

The election forensics expert who has been poring over the announced results of last week's controversial Iranian elections writes this morning that he is "no longer on the fence" about electoral irregularities there. In an early morning update to his prelimary report on the election, Walter R. Mebane, Jr. notes:...

By Jon Cohen  |  June 18, 2009; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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About Those Iran Polls

Public opinion surveys are central to the Iranian opposition's argument that the elections there were rigged for incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: they cite unspecified polls showing the main challenger, Mir Hossein Mousavi with a "strong lead in the final days of the campaign," according to the New York Times. Now,...

By Jon Cohen  |  June 15, 2009; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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