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John McCain, Lindsey Graham: Audit disputed Afghanistan election (but not Mississippi!!)
cbsnews.com ^ | 7/5/14 | Jake Miller

Posted on 07/12/2014 7:39:22 AM PDT by cotton1706

Less than a week after allegations of fraud prompted election officials in Afghanistan to delay the results of that country's presidential runoff election, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called Friday for the two remaining Afghan candidates to allow the results to be audited.

"There's ample evidence of fraud," said Graham, according to the Wall Street Journal. "There needs to be an audit that is recognized by the Afghan people as legitimate and by the international community as legitimate."

A failure to end the standoff, McCain warned, "could put not only the political environment in Afghanistan into a crisis, but also weaken American support for the continued process" of helping Afghanistan as the country recovers from more than a decade of war.

The two senators visited Afghanistan over the July 4 holiday weekend to survey America's changing role there ahead of a planned withdrawal of nearly all U.S. troops by the end of this year.

On Tuesday, Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission delayed the results of the June 14 runoff election after accusations of election tampering from former Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, who won 45 percent in an eight-person field during the first round of voting in April but failed to avert a runoff by securing a majority.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; elections; rabscuttle
Fraud is perfectly ok when used to keep a moderate republican in the senate...but the Afgans MUST investigate fraud!!
1 posted on 07/12/2014 7:39:22 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

McCain and Graham are Soros-funded liberals...no surprise here


2 posted on 07/12/2014 8:06:16 AM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Haley Barbour rather work for drug cartels than Americans)
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To: DisorderOnBorder

Once again I am reminded that Flimsey Tinkerbelle is “my” senator & is practically married to John McCain.

Too early in the day to start drinking. Maybe there’s something on the old movies channel....


3 posted on 07/12/2014 8:11:17 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: cotton1706

If McNuts ever came to a screeching halt, they’d have to surgically remove Grahamnesty from his wrinkled ass! If McNuts reached around to scratch his ass, he’d poke Grahamnesty right in the eye! Oh, and visa versa!


4 posted on 07/12/2014 8:21:52 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: cotton1706

It’s fraud because they weren’t invited to fix it.


5 posted on 07/12/2014 8:55:12 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: cotton1706
When someone once raised a concern about rigged elections in Vietnam, Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge dismissed it with a comment like "We've been rigging them in the US for years."

(He'd know. He was at the center of the '52 Republican convention which stole the nomination from Taft. Ike turned out to be a great president though.)

6 posted on 07/12/2014 10:24:57 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: cotton1706

Terrible article as it is not real reporting due to significant omissions of relevant material. Here is much more background on the election:

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/SOU-01-080714.html

Also, a CSPAN booktv video on a journalists new book on Afgan leaders and politics:

http://www.booktv.org/Program/15627/Warlords+Strongman+Governors+and+the+State+in+Afghanistan.aspx


7 posted on 07/12/2014 12:47:58 PM PDT by givemELL
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To: givemELL

The first article was very good. Haven’t looked at the other yet. Thanks for posting them.


8 posted on 07/12/2014 5:08:47 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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