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Regional Elections in Venezuela: Update 2

By Miguel Octavio

30.10.04 - The Chavista Government would make Goebbels proud. What they are arguing is that the counting of the votes is what the law says is a public act. Thus, these guys argue, it is the act of the machine printing the votes which is a public act (I guess it is the machine that does the couting). But the opening of the ballot boxes aftewards is an "audit" not "counting" the votes and therefore is not a public act. This convinces me that these guys are ready to cheat again. Why the emphasis on this small detail? Why do they want people out of the ballot box opening and counting? Why twist the truth around like this? Why not count all of the votes like the law says. Get ready my friends, this "escrutinio" is fixed once again.

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