Decision Time

Rocking the Vote in Iran

The polls have only just opened in Iran, but complaints of foul play are already rolling in. Mir Hossein Mousavi, Ahmadinejad's main contender, is claiming that some of his representatives were blocked from entering polling stations on Friday. But he can't even text about it. According to Mousavi, text messaging—on which he has relied to reach young voters—has been temporarily disabled. "They have shut down SMS," Mousavi said. "This is against the law. We should not be afraid of the free circulation of information." Mousavi has drawn large crowds in recent days, leading some observers to suggest he has the momentum against the hard-line Ahmadinejad.