On All things Considered this afternoon, I heard Karim Sadjadpour, an Iran expert at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace say:
Karim Sadjadpour: "For Ahmadinejad to win the vote in Iranian Azarbaijan, would be like Barack Obama losing the black vote to John McCain."
[to see where Iranian Azarbaijan is, and how they 'supposedly' voted, see Nate Silver's site. And keep in mind, they are majority Sunni, speak Azerbaijani, and it is the chief opposition candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi's home territory]
1 year ago