7,459. 10/15/2009

“…a panel of experts appointed by the United Nations issued findings in October [2009] showing that fraud [in the August 20, 2009, presidential election in Afghanistan] was in fact so widespread that almost a quarter of all the votes had to be thrown out and as a result [incumbent President Hamid] Karzai had not won the 50 percent of the vote he needed to be declared the winner.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Peter Bergen, The Longest War, Page 321

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