Now would be a good time to make sure we’re not helping Iran keep Iranians disconnected from the internet

Iranian elections tend to make a fool of anyone attempting to predict their outcome. But, historically, there are a few patterns we can count on: if there is an incumbent president, he (always a he) wins; if there’s no incumbent, as is the case this year, the presumed frontrunner always loses (see Nouri in ’97, Rafsanjani in ’05, Ghalibaf and Jalili in ‘13); voter turnout is typically high compared to American standards, usually above 65%; and — at least since the…

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