An Iranian tries to sell his vote on eBay
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Are you an Iranian citizen living in France? Do you want to vote in Iran’s presidential election, but aren’t able to get to the consulate to cast your ballot? Fear not! You can buy your vote on eBay.
The seller, who says he is Iranian and living in France, explains in his ad that he is willing to go to the Iranian consulate in Paris and vote for the candidate of the buyer's choice. He promises he’ll film himself putting the ballot into the ballot box, “if security permits this.”
As for the price, he asks for 99 euros – that’s just 33 euros per hour of his time, because voting takes about three hours, he explains. He also claims that he doesn’t care about this election and is ready to vote for any candidate, with one exception: he won’t vote for the ultra-conservative Saeed Jalili.