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1 | Kabul Fraud Allegations Mount As incumbent Hamid Karzai's lead widened in Afghanistan's Aug. 20 presidential election, more than 2,000 reports of fraud flooded the country's Electoral Complaints Commission. In one district, tribal leaders alleged that Karzai's team forged 23,900 ballots and that not one citizen was able to cast a vote. Other complaints include accusations against poll workers and poor-quality ink that made ballots hard to interpret. A lack of polling-place monitors could make verifying allegations of ballot-stuffing and voter intimidation a difficult task, however. Although 7,000 poll observers were sent across the country, up to 40% of poll...

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