“Best Voting System in the World” Chronicles

And now, this week in crazy:

Luis Piedra, director de la Oficina de Planificación y Organismos Subalternos del CNE, anunció que el partido político Unidad Democrática decidió apoyar a la candidata Reina Sequera, por lo cual sus votos se sumarán a esa aspirante presidencial.

La tarjeta de Unidad Democrática ubicada en la tercera tercera columna y segunda fila del tarjetón electoral tiene la fotografía del candidato Henrique Capriles Radonski pero los votos que reciban serán para Reina Sequera.

Let’s review the score here: a name-squatter party whose name happens to coincide with a way the opposition’s Umbrella Group is often referred to in the media will have a spot on the ballot that will feature Henrique Capriles’s photo on it…but the votes it gets will go to this lady instead.

All I can say is…

Try this scenario on for size: it’s October 8th, and CNE announces Chávez won in a squeaker by 3,809 votes…and that “Reina Sequera” got 7,387 votes on the Unidad Democrática card, which had HCR’s mugshot on it.

Where have you gone, Jimmy Carter, a nation shoots daggers at you

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