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E.U. Confirms Wide Fraud in Afghan Presidential Runoff Election

An Afghan election commission worker sort ballots for an audit of the presidential run-off votes at an election commission of
An Afghan election commission worker sort ballots for an audit of the presidential run-off votes at an election commission office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai said in a statement that the inauguration ceremony for the next country's president will be held on September 2, 2014 and it is not subject to change. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

KABUL, Afghanistan — A new report by European Union election observers on Tuesday supports some of the most stark estimates of systematic electoral fraud in the Afghan presidential runoff election in June, and says an earlier audit of the voting invalidated only a small fraction of suspect votes.

The report provides the fullest picture yet of the allegations of fraud that plagued the election, suggesting that more than two million votes — or about a quarter of total votes cast — came from polling stations with voting irregularities.

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