Leaked Letter Purports to Show Actual Iranian Election Results

18 Jun


There is a document being circulated that purports to reveal the actual results of last week’s Iranian election. While obviously some people suspect that it’s a forgery, under these results, a runoff would have been needed, Independent notes that Mousavi sure didn’t want that. Anyhow, here are the (possibly) actual results of the election:

Salaam Aleikum.

Regarding your concerns for the 10th presidential elections and due to your orders for Mr Ahmedinejad to be elected President, in this sensitive time, all matters have been organised in such a way that the results of the election will be in line with the revolution and the Islamic system. The following result will be declared to the people and all planning should be put in force to prevent any possible action from the opposition, and all party leaders and election candidates are under intense surveillance. Therefore, for your information only, I am telling you the actual results as follows:

Mirhossein Mousavi: 19,075,623

Mehdi Karroubi: 13,387,104

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: 5,698,417

Mohsen Rezai: 38,716

Emphasis mine.

4 Responses to “Leaked Letter Purports to Show Actual Iranian Election Results”

  1. Colin June 18, 2009 at 8:26 am #

    One of the strongest indications of fraud is that the government announced Ahmadinejad had won before it could have possibly counted the votes. That makes sense. So now why are we supposed to believe that they had an actual count after all?

    It also seems odd that this letter would be written in such a broad and obvious way — “because you told me to steal the election, I am stealing the election, but here are the real results.” Unless Iran is being run by a villain from a Scooby-Doo cartoon, this seems fake.

  2. Colin June 18, 2009 at 8:35 am #

    Robert Fisk is one of the best reporters in the world, and one of the very few who strays from the Green Zones and press conferences in reporting on this part of the world. He’s more skeptical about this letter than the headline his editor wrote would have you believe:

    “Could this letter be a fake? Even if Mr Mousavi won so many votes, could the colourless Mr Karroubi have followed only six million votes behind him? And however incredible Mr Ahmadinejad’s officially declared 63 per cent of the vote may have been, could he really – as a man who has immense support among the poor of Iran – have picked up only five-and-a-half million votes? And would a letter of such immense importance be signed only “on behalf of the minister”?”

  3. mike June 18, 2009 at 10:42 am #

    But not 1 vote for Nader?

  4. RaChaCha June 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm #

    Pigeon has GOT to be involved in this somehow.

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