The low comedy provided by the Guardian Council

This statement from the Guardian Council who, we are assured, is the body charged with looking into allegations of vote fraud during the Iranian election, would have perhaps been better uttered on a vaudeville stage.

Slipping on a banana peel or getting a spray of selzter water in the face isn't half as funny:

"Statistics provided by the candidates, who claim more than 100% of those eligible have cast their ballot in 80-170 cities are not accurate -- the incident has happened in only 50 cities," Kadkhodaei said.

"Only 50 cities" would be, for most of us, 50 cities too many where more than 100% of eligible voters cast ballots. And the dispatch from Iranian PressTV gets even funnier:

Kadkhodaei further explained that the voter turnout of above 100% in some cities is a normal phenomenon because there is no legal limitation for people to vote for the presidential elections in another city or province to which people often travel or commute.

According to the Guardian Council spokesman, summering areas and places like district one and three in Tehran are not separable.

The spokesman, however, said that although the vote tally affected by such issues could be over 3 million and the council could, at the request of the candidates, re-count the affected ballot boxes, "it has yet to be determined whether the possible change in the tally is decisive in the election results," reported Khabaronline.

With turnout in some voting districts at 140% above the number of registered voters, one wonders if this "summering" district isn't the Las Vegas of Iran. Where have they been hiding this place?

It is the mark of dictators that they have no idea when they are being humorous.





This statement from the Guardian Council who, we are assured, is the body charged with looking into allegations of vote fraud during the Iranian election, would have perhaps been better uttered on a vaudeville stage.

Slipping on a banana peel or getting a spray of selzter water in the face isn't half as funny:

"Statistics provided by the candidates, who claim more than 100% of those eligible have cast their ballot in 80-170 cities are not accurate -- the incident has happened in only 50 cities," Kadkhodaei said.

"Only 50 cities" would be, for most of us, 50 cities too many where more than 100% of eligible voters cast ballots. And the dispatch from Iranian PressTV gets even funnier:

Kadkhodaei further explained that the voter turnout of above 100% in some cities is a normal phenomenon because there is no legal limitation for people to vote for the presidential elections in another city or province to which people often travel or commute.

According to the Guardian Council spokesman, summering areas and places like district one and three in Tehran are not separable.

The spokesman, however, said that although the vote tally affected by such issues could be over 3 million and the council could, at the request of the candidates, re-count the affected ballot boxes, "it has yet to be determined whether the possible change in the tally is decisive in the election results," reported Khabaronline.

With turnout in some voting districts at 140% above the number of registered voters, one wonders if this "summering" district isn't the Las Vegas of Iran. Where have they been hiding this place?

It is the mark of dictators that they have no idea when they are being humorous.