June 20, 2014

Abdullah Jumps the Gun on Vote Fraud

Max Boot, Commentary

The Associated Press

The legend of the 1960 election is that Democratic bosses robbed Richard Nixon of critical votes in Texas and Illinois, giving those states to John F. Kennedy and thus ensuring his election. Nixon then refused to challenge the validity of the outcome–what was then the closest presidential election in U.S. history–because to do so would harm the national interest. Whether it happened exactly like that or not (and there is good cause for doubt as David Greenberg points out) the principle that Nixon claimed to be espousing was a good one: putting...

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TAGGED: Abdullah Abdullah, Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan, Elections

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