7,424. 8/20/2009

On August 20, 2009, “Afghans had gone to the polls for the first time in five years to elect their new president. The election was marred not so much by predictable Taliban violence, but rather by low turnout and by multiple and credible allegations of serious election day fraud, in particular by supporters of the incumbent president, Hamid Karzai.”

 – Peter Bergen, The Longest War, Page 321

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