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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:17 AM
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Minor shifts reported in Mexico recount
Thursday, August 10, 2006 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

Minor shifts reported in Mexico recount
By Laurence Iliff

The Dallas Morning News

MEXICO CITY Electoral authorities began a partial recount Wednesday in the disputed July 2 presidential election as supporters of leftist candidate Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador protested outside bank buildings, including U.S.-owned Banamex.

Ballots are being recounted in electoral districts around the nation under the watchful eye of Federal Electoral Tribunal judges and party observers. Media reports said that in early counting there were minor shifts in the vote tally, which has Lpez Obrador trailing by 244,000 votes.

Official numbers will not be disclosed until the recount is completed, by Sunday at the latest.

Lpez Obrador, a self-styled champion of the poor, has said fraud and mathematical errors warrant a complete recount of the 133,000 polling stations. But the tribunal ruled Saturday that only about 12,000 had significant discrepancies. That represents about 9 percent of voting stations.

Ricardo Monreal, a top aide to Lpez Obrador, said Wednesday the early recount was unearthing serious problems in the July 2 balloting.
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http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/20031...
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:18 AM
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1. It's my understanding that they refused to look at the worst of the boxes
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 07:18 AM by w4rma
of ballots. The boxes with the highest discrepancies aren't being looked at. This is an attempt at a cover up, imho.
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Blaq Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:41 AM
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2. This recount stinks
Only 12,000 out of 133,000? That means each poll has to shift an average of over 200 votes. That's statistically impossible, unless the fraud was that extreme.
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