Election Monitor Claims 1M Tainted Karzai Votes

More than 1 million votes -- most of them for Afghan President Hamid Karzai -- were thrown out by election monitors in the disputed presidential election today, a decision that the Afghan president has indicated he might ignore. The ruling by the U.N.-backed Electoral Complaints Commission would reduce the president's total from the 54 percent he has claimed to 48.3 percent. Anything under 50 percent is supposed to trigger a runoff between Karzai and his main challenger Abdullah Abdullah. Over...Full Story
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