Watchdog Orders Recount of Ballots in Afghan Election

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Preliminary results show that President Hamid Karzai received enough votes for re-election, but the Afghanistan Independent Elections Commission has ordered a partial recount due to "clear and convincing evidence of fraud." Fake polling sites, neatly rounded numbers and voting stations where turnout was 100% are examples of such dubious evidence. Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, was a member of the Democracy International Election Observation Mission in Afghanistan.




Warren Olney