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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 08:34 PM
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17. Yes, they are--and they count at the precinct level, then they send the "digitized"
results electronically to the election commission. Not quite sure what that entails. But it is worrisome, since that was probably how Mexico's presidential election was stolen in 2005. The leftist lost by only 0.05% in a midnight electronic tabulation, of votes that had been cast on paper ballots. Millions of leftists protested, and shut down Mexico City, but they had to give it up, finally, cuz the EU election monitors signed off on the election.

The Bushwhacks wanted the rightwing candidate, who 'won,' to privatize Mexico's Constitutionally protected oil resource, which he soon started trying to do, but has failed at--it is a very unpopular idea in Mexico. Bushwhack "war on drugs" billions to Mexico last summer, and the drug gang war they stirred up, might be related to this--giving the rightwing president weapons and a militarized police force with which to suppress protests if he privatizes the oil by stealth or by fiat.

The motives for doing the same in El Salvador, if they can (the leftist seems way ahead at this point, so it might not be possible without re-starting the old civil war) would be to stem the leftist tide that has swept over South America, and is lapping at our shores (Nicaragua elected a leftist as prez; Honduras is leaning left; Guatemala just elected their first progressive government, ever, which is sympathetic to the social justice goals of the Bolivarians in South America; and Mexico could go left in the next election.) This is a very threatening tide to our corpo/fascists, besides denying them easy access for theft of Latin American resources and World Bank/"free trade" type exploitation. We might get ideas here about democracy and leftist economic policy.
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