Skip to comments.John McCain, Lindsey Graham: Audit disputed Afghanistan election (but not Mississippi!!)
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.
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McCain and Graham are Soros-funded liberals...no surprise here
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....
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!
It’s fraud because they weren’t invited to fix it.
(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.)
Terrible article as it is not real reporting due to significant omissions of relevant material. Here is much more background on the election:
Also, a CSPAN booktv video on a journalists new book on Afgan leaders and politics:
The first article was very good. Haven’t looked at the other yet. Thanks for posting them.