Anatomy of a Fraud Foretold RE: [E-voting] Mexico election fraud links

Casey, Dermot (GE Cons Fin) Dermot.Casey at
Mon Jul 10 18:53:55 IST 2006

Another interesting article on this is 

With a history on electoral fraud in Mexico


>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: e-voting-bounces at 
>>[mailto:e-voting-bounces at] On Behalf Of 
>>Catherine Ansbro
>>Sent: 10 July 2006 18:25
>>To: Irish Citizens for Trustworthy Evoting
>>Subject: [E-voting] Mexico election fraud links
>>Thanks to laotra at Democratic Underground (This one is 
>>especially good, because it goes into the detail of the kinds 
>>of malfeasance uncovered so far and puts them into their 
>>local political context.)
>>Thanks to Bruce Sims at BBV
>>Thanks to autorank at Democratic Underground
>>Also see Greg Palast at
>>Short summary--there is lots of evidence of multiple forms of 
>>election fraud.  The question--like that in the USA--is 
>>whether or not the official procedures will be followed or 
>>not, and whether or not the fraud will receive any form of 
>>serious investigation.  If Mexico's good election laws are 
>>followed, every ballot packet where there is any question 
>>about tampering or illegible totals is supposed to be opened 
>>and hand-counted.  But for some strange reason (!) this is 
>>not happening.  Among blatant large-scale tampering (ballot 
>>packets turning up in the dump) there is apparently 
>>vote-shaving going on (1 or 2 ballots for Obrador being 
>>counted incorrectly for Calderon, in every precinct examined 
>>so far.)  As per the BBV link above there are also claims of 
>>electronic voting tampering going on.  (And the Mexican 
>>voting machines were programmed by a relative of the supposed 
>>front-runner, Calderon.  This is eerily similar to some of 
>>the big election upsets mentioned in my recent post about USA 
>>"historical" voting machine fraud.)
>>We need to highlight the inadequate following of whatever 
>>weak or strong procedures are supposed to be applied.  
>>Whether in Ireland, the USA, or now in Mexico, there is no 
>>enforcement, no investigation, and no one is punished or held 
>>accountable even when there is obvious gross negligence or 
>>outright tampering.  (Remember in Ireland where electronic 
>>voting machines were used even though their tamper-proof 
>>seals were broken?) Irregularities (even glaring ones) are 
>>routinely explained away as "glitches" or "pollworker error".
>>The difference in Mexico is that the people are taking to the 
>>streets (over 100,000 according to CNN; real figures may be higher). 
>>We'll see what effect this has, and whether or not all the 
>>questionable packets of ballots get opened or not.
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