More Than 100 Percent

Iran’s governing council needs a PR firm pronto. The political gaffe of the week comes from their spokesman Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, who said the following words in a TV interview on Sunday:

Statistics provided by the candidates, who claim more than 100% of those eligible have cast their ballot in 80-170 cities are not accurate—the incident has happened in only 50 cities.

In a democracy, if you can’t prove that there’s been rigging in a majority of the cities, then there’s been no rigging. So there.

(Link via FiveThirtyEight.)