Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Venezuela's "Election"

There's not much to say here beyond the election was clearly a sham.

It's difficult to say if more ballots were actually cast for Falcon or not, as the actual opposition candidate was not permitted to run, and Falcon was seen by some as a stooge of the regime.

What is clear is that the official results webpage, for some reason, will not load any results from states won by the opposition in 2013, but loads the states won by the regime in 2013 just fine.

As such its impossible to even tell what the "real" election results are in terms of ballots actually cast; much less the ballots that could have been cast if the opposition candidate was allowed to run.

Regardless, the country is so far from a democracy at this point that it's no longer worth covering seriously.

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