Two Iranian filmmakers on Tuesday presented a document to Green Party MPs in the European parliament claiming to show that defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi had received over 19 million votes in the weekend election.
Marjane Satrapi, Iranian author and director and Mohsen Makhmalbaf, an Iranian filmmaker and Mousavi spokesman, presented a document that they claimed had come from the Iranian electoral commission.
The document said liberal cleric and former parliament speaker Mehdi Karroubi came second in the election with a total of 13.3 million votes, while president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came third with only 5.49 million votes.
“Ahmadinejad received only 12 percent of the vote, not 65 percent,” said Marjane Satrapi, who was the director of Oscar-nominated film Persepolis.
If this is true, you gotta at least give Ahmadinejad credit for having absolutely no concern with finesse. He didn’t just steal this election, he pillaged it. Which, if you’re gonna steal an election, freaking steal that shit, right? None of this “we’ll leave it up to the Supreme Court” bullshit. You gotta grab that shit and put it in your pocket, and when other people are like, “I just saw you stick that election in your pocket,” you’re like “but I don’t even have any hands.” And then when they’re all, “what?” you’re like, “laterz!”