Sunday, July 09, 2006

Shades of 2000 in Mexico

Voting fraud in not just for Americans anymore. The recent Mexican election has been a nail biter right to the finish with the projected winner changing several times before the political machine candidate was declared the winner. It's very close and the populist candidate, who most definitely is no friend of George Bush, is demanding a hand recount. Change the names and it could be a redux of the 2000 election here. Mysterious discrepancies in the tallies. The "winning" candidate's brother is in charge of the proprietary software that certifies the vote and it looks like the whole mess will end up in the courts and won't be resolved for weeks if not months.

Avedon at the Sideshow has the links to all of today's pertinent coverage but I thought the best piece I've seen on it so far was EJ Dionne's op-ed. It's very clever and hard to tell if he's talking to Mexico or to us. Most likely it's both.
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