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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 07:03 PM
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9. Me! Me! I did it! 5!
Edited on Sun Mar-15-09 07:14 PM by Peace Patriot
Whopping big voter turnout--70%! Very early returns put Funes ahead, but nothing solid until 7:30 PM El Salvador time, when they're going to provide prelim returns based on 45% of the vote.

Elizabeth, what's the time difference with California?

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Two good election sites...

http://latinamericanmusings.wordpress.com/2009/03/15/th... /

http://cispes.org/09electionsblog /
(But they've got a long Spanish post up there right now, about ARENA bringing in foreigners to vote. It'll take me some time to read it. (I'm not fluent.)

Here's part of it:

Police and media people had left and right when we thought the party was over, a bright shiny SUV with flags that said “Yo No Entrego a El Salvador (an ARENA front group) passed by the headquarters with two more huge trucks full of 70 to 80 thin mattresses in the back.

Eventually they passed around the corner at a creeping pace. Again we thought the show was over and returned around the block to where we had parked, only to see both trucks again, waiting at the corner, presumably for command from their bosses. We spoke a little more with the police and decided before leaving to check the headquarters once more. We arrived in time to find the trucks mostly empty, and about 15 ARENA activists, sweating from panic and hardwork, hurrying the mattresses into the headquarters. The police didn’t do anything, but only later explained that people pass by with mattresses all the time.
Reports have also been made in other municipalities of hundreds of foreigners being housed in preparation for the vote.


NOTE: This is a report from two international election observers, about trucks carrying lots of mattresses and Nicaraguans to ARENA headquarters in San Salvador--supposedly to vote. They'd had a report of truckloads of Nicaraguans and went to investigate. They saw the mattresses being unloaded, but not the Nicaraguans. They tried to get the police to investigate, but they wouldn't. At least the election observers are doing their job--very well, it seems.
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  -Video link to paper ballot, public vote counting in El Salvador right now: EFerrari  Mar-15-09 06:30 PM   #0 
  - Good news.  Gregorian   Mar-15-09 06:37 PM   #1 
  - These are the same people Rayguns went to war with.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 06:40 PM   #3 
  - K&R.  Kurovski   Mar-15-09 06:38 PM   #2 
  - It wants you to download some Microsoft deal. I did  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 06:41 PM   #5 
     - You are the sweetie-pie of the world.  Kurovski   Mar-15-09 06:48 PM   #7 
        - Me! Me! I did it! 5!  Peace Patriot   Mar-15-09 07:03 PM   #9 
           - They're an hour ahead of us in our state.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 07:07 PM   #10 
           - Thanks! Pins and needles, eh? I just read a Wall Street Urinal report at  Peace Patriot   Mar-15-09 07:34 PM   #14 
              - And then they MOVED the polling stations as I heard on one report  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 07:38 PM   #15 
           - I already knew this, but...  Kurovski   Mar-15-09 07:11 PM   #11 
              - Peace Patriot is a shining light on this board.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 07:14 PM   #13 
  - It isn't over till its over, E!  Idealism   Mar-15-09 06:40 PM   #4 
  - I know. I'm crying pre-emptively, though.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 06:42 PM   #6 
  - Make it so!  bleever   Mar-15-09 07:01 PM   #8 
  - Those people have been through everything.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 07:11 PM   #12 
  - Hope they're using paper!  Stevepol   Mar-15-09 08:06 PM   #16 
  - Yes, they are--and they count at the precinct level, then they send the "digitized"  Peace Patriot   Mar-15-09 08:34 PM   #17 
  - In the video, you can see them opening paper ballots and calling out  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 08:35 PM   #18 
  - The FMLN candidate is giving his victory speech right now.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 10:15 PM   #19 
  - Let freedom ring  bleever   Mar-16-09 01:05 AM   #26 
  - Congratulations on the victory.  Kurovski   Mar-15-09 10:24 PM   #20 
  - Jackson is the American godfather of this victory.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 10:36 PM   #21 
     - Too Many Angels  Wilms   Mar-15-09 10:44 PM   #22 
        - Jackson still looks about 25 ro me and he always will I guess.  EFerrari   Mar-16-09 12:50 AM   #24 
  - ARENA, party of the death squads, has been defeated. VIVA la Liberacion!  L. Coyote   Mar-15-09 11:42 PM   #23 
     - Did you see that two House Republicans took to the floor last week  EFerrari   Mar-16-09 12:52 AM   #25 
 

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