When people talk about not voting because their choice could be robbed electronically, I usually think that these are the same ones who could uncover conspirancy in a blank wall. Many Venezuelans who belong to anti-Chávez camps believe the 2004 recall vote was fixed to keep Chávez in power. Then there’s that whole question of Smartmatic ties to the Venezuelan government.
A La Poderosa 620 AM newscaster reported rumblings the opposition presidential candidate, Manuel Rosales, who lost to Chávez in 2006 elections, may encourage people not to vote in the administration-backed constitional reforms (which include an indefinite term in power for the president) in December.
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This video from Princeton researchers is pretty interesting when showing how an election can be stolen electronically. Or maybe, it’s just Miami, helping me to understand those people. --Janine Zeitlin