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October 17, 2017
And Maduro steals another one!
The Maduro government has been desperately looking for something to cheer about. It faces lots of problems including debt payments that it may not have the money to make. So what's better than having an election and winning big? Or what about winning a "surprise victory"? It appears that candidates associated with the Chávez movement won most of the governors' and state races. We remind you that projections were showing the opposite, but pollsters can be wrong down there, too. The Chávez group won 17 of 23 governorships, and nobody believes it. I'm not sure that Maduro and his people believe it, either. The opposition is not buying these results. Why should it? My friend Daniel Duquenal has been covering this election and fraud in his blog. He has the best explanation of what happened this weekend: I knew that the regime would forge results, would commit electoral fraud, but...(Read Full Post)