Four Chavista Governors and Caracas Mayor Bullied at Voting Centers

As the voting unfolds, we’ve been seeing something new. We’ve been receiving videos, left and right, of high profile chavistas being bullied and heckled as they go to their local voting centers to cast their votes. And not one, or two, but five: the governors of Bolívar, Barinas, Sucre and Táchira, and the Mayor of Caracas have been treated very harshly as they go vote.

Let’s be clear, we’re not happy this is happening: everyone should have the right to vote without being verbally attacked and intimidated. But we cannot deny this is fascinating. It’s the first time we’ve seen a general reaction like this, and I really don’t want to say it, but it’s apparent cascading effect is beginning to feel like Quico’s Ceausescu moment.

For now, we’re just showing it to our opositor radical relatives so they can calm their pre-baranda time jitters.

José Vielma Mora, Táchira State Governor



Adan Chávez, Barinas State Governor


Luis Acuña, Sucre State Governor


Francisco Rangel Gómez, Bolívar State Governor

Jorge Rodríguez, Mayor of Caracas

 Consider that these chavista bigwigs pick places to register to vote where they expect to be surrounded by supporters.

This is…new.