Top Ten Fraudulent Claims of Fraud in Venezuela

The losers of yesterday's referendum vote in Venezuela are not accepting the results that, according to official numbers, give a landslide mandate to President Hugo Chávez to push on with his Bolivarian revolution.

However, news reports that repeat these claims of election "fraud" are, not surprisingly, thin on details or hard facts to back up the claims.

Therefore, as a public service, Narco News has conducted an exhaustive search across the Internet and throughout the news media for the concrete accusations of those who claim "fraud" in yesterday's historic, record-turnout, vote. We present them to you, kind reader, so you can make up your own mind how substantive, or unsubstantive, the opposition claims are in reality.

All quotes guaranteed verbatim from the blogosphere and online news sites! Top Ten Fraudulent Claims of Fraud in Venezuela

10.

"Something rings funny in his (Chávez's) voice. I do not buy it."

- Daniel Duquenal, escualido blogger, petroleumworld.com

9. "They assigned us a number of votes that is inferior to that which we collected to request the referendum."

- Henry Ramos, spokesman, "Coordinadora Democratica," on Univision TV

8. "Jimmy Carter never met a dictator or a tyrant that he didn't like."

- Geroni, Caracaschronicles.com

7. "Today is a holiday in Venezuela, people are not supposed to work today... people are very vocal and there should be a general "mood" of festivities...."

- "Feathers," Caracaschronicles.com

6. "It doesn't seem logical… The silence of the observers draws notice… I have tried to locate the observers. I have called them but I get the answering machine. I don't know what is happening here."

- Teodoro Petkoff, editor, Tal Cual, on Union Radio, according to Christina Toro, Caracaschronicles.com

5. "Directors Sobella Mejias and Ezequiel Zamora were not present."

- Aleksander Boyd, Vcrisis.com (see footnote A)

4. "There is no way ... I walked all around Caracas, Talk to People on the street and Cleary Chavez was revoked. We need to SCREAM FRAUD !!!"

- Leo, Caracaschronicles.com

3. "The exit polls are showing a 20pt lead for the SI, and a source within the CC tells me that in 23 de enero the SI is running ahead 54/46; every single middle class neighborhood in Caracas is totally congested with voters who haven't voted yet (my companion just got out after 9.5 hrs in the line at Santa Paula, starting at 5:45am) and a chavista friend tells me he voted in 45 minutes -- the barrios populares have NO trouble voting.....and still the poor voters are voting down the NO." *

- Eric (Ekvall?), Caracaschronicles.com

2. "I saw how big the marcha was Aug. 12th... After that I knew that the SI vote had the numbers required..."

- Joe Summers, Caracaschronicle.com

1. "The CIA, the FBI, the BBC, the KGB, NBC, CBS, DVD, TNSLPPBNTSO and finally the CC/OAS mission. Plus ABC, CNN, FN, FT and the CD. Also polling: RCTV, VV, TV, RCR, UR, and a long etcetera of organizations. In short: people we know, and we don't have to disclose to anybody."

- Jose R. Mora, Caracaschronicles.com

NOTES:

A. Opposition election commissioners Mejias and Zamora missed the CNE meeting because they chose, instead, to hold a press conference disparaging the results before they had a chance to attend that meeting and see them with their own eyes.

B. "Eric" also said, in defense of his violation of Venezuelan law by publishing "exit poll" results (that, also, obviously, turned out to be fabricated):

"I never signed an oath not to divulge what I know, and what I 'know' comes from impeccable sources who might, just MIGHT, be playing me for a sucker so that I'll pas on this information and 'destabilize' this virtually capsized country already ....but I seriously doubt it. Take it for what it's worth, and lighten up, Fabiana. It's okay. The 'Nicaragua effect' worked here - in spades."

There you have it, kind readers: All the reasons given, so far, to not recognize the results of a fair and free electoral referendum!

Comments

The 11th Fraudulent Claim of "Fraud"

It appeared, just now, on the BBC's reader/viewer comments section, in which a Venezuelan living in London states his belief that results back home should mirror those of the handful of his countrymen abroad in Great Britain...

"This is the biggest fraud I have ever seen. As a Venezuelan living outside of my country I feel very disappointed with this result, especially after checking by myself what the people wanted, which is what happened in the London voting centre, where the SI (YES) won over 90% of the votes."

- Jesus Núñez, UK

Carter Endorses Chavez Win

This just out on The Guardian which raps the victory up!  Recall that James Petras had expected something worse from Carter, and fortunately it didn't happen that way:

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter, who helped monitor Venezuela's recall referendum, endorsed on Monday returns showing that that President Hugo Chavez won the vote.

``Our findings coincided with the partial returns announced today by the National Elections Council,'' Carter told a news conference.

The announcement appeared to deflate opposition claims of widespread fraud in the voting. The National Elections Council earlier announced its tally with 94 percent of the vote counted, showing Chavez surviving by a wide margin the opposition's effort to unseat him.

According to the results, 58 percent of voters voted ``no'' to the question of whether Chavez should immediately end his term in office, and 42 percent voted ``yes.''

OAS Secretary-General Cesar Gaviria, speaking at a press conference with Carter, said observers ``have not found any element of fraud in the process.''

``Until elements of fraud emerge we are not going put the results in doubt,'' Gaviria said. ``If the opposition has a serious concern, we are willing to work with them, but not to put the results in doubt.''

Directing his remarks at opposition figures, Carter called on all Venezuelans to accept the results.

``Now it's the responsibility of all Venezuelans to accept the results and work together for the future,'' said Carter.

Venezuela: Los frutos amargos del fraude

La "oposición" ahora bebe de la cicuta de su propia tiranía y dictadura

Por Franz J.T. Lee

La Batalla de Santa Inés ha sido victoriosa, de hecho no esperábamos otra cosa; sólo la "oposición" todavía está gritando tenázmente "fraude". En realidad, el referendo que ratificó la democrácia genuina en Venezuela, igual que el Contrato Social de la Asamblea Nacional Constituyente - del cual nació la Constitución Bolivariana de 1999 y el cual generó la Revolución Bolivariana - era el evento popular más auténtico de la historia de la humanidad contemporánea.

Realmente, con todos sus altibajos, Venezuela está enseñando al mundo una lección revolucionaria trás la otra, está mostrándo a la humanidad lo que es una revolución mundial y de qué se trata la emancipación global.

La "oposición" que ha autoverificado que es un fraude en sí, ahora vive viendo su propia mueca fraudulenta en todas partes. Ya está más allá de cualquier remedio, más allá de cualquier esperanza, redención y/o salvación. ¡Miren, quien ahora está clamando: "Lobo, lobo...!

La caricatura Venezolana oposicionista del homo homini lupus, vestida de ovejas "coordinadas democráticamente"  patológicamente cree que el referendo era fraudulento y que ellos lo ganaron.

Los fariseos "democráticos" y "cristianos" ahora de verdad reciben una plena dósis de su propia disociación sicótica, de su propia disonancia cognitiva, como lo suelen practicar sus medios masivos a diario, cada segundo, a través del éter, del ciberespacio y de las mentiras en tinta.

De hecho, y por más irónico que esto pareciera, ellos están disfrutando de los frutos de sus propias mentiras; al fin ellos mismos ahora saborean los frutos amargos de su propio fraude, beben la cicuta de su propia "tiranía" y "dictadura". Nosotros, como lo manifestó Chávez, solamente podemos desearles una muerte felíz, junto a su "Cuarta República".

Sin embargo, el asunto no es tan simple como esto. La "oposición" ha sido despedida por sus amos en Washington, pero el fascismo global sigue en agonía, se convertirá en una amenaza aún más violenta y peligrosa que jamás. Ahora la Revolución Bolivariana transciende hacia su verdadera dinámica dialéctica, hacia su verdadera negación, hacia su verdadero proceso emancipatorio.

Tiene una negación triplemente interrelacionada, desde adentro, a nivel nacional, desde afuera, a nivel internacional y combinada trans-históricamente; y estas negaciones, es decir, la profundización dialéctica de las contradicciones en el fascismo global la van radicalizando progresivamente.

Internamente, se tiene que separar  la paja del grano germinando. La Revolución Bolivariana como resultado de condiciones históricas específicas Venezolanas, todavía contiene bastante arena sucia y petróleo pesado que tiene que ser purificado, realmente refinado para lubricar los piñones y pistones de la emancipación energética y al mismo tiempo el movimiento Bolivariano se ve obligado de expresar este proceso en un sentido práxico-teórico emancipador.

Después de la tormenta, muchos restos del naufragio político de la "Cuarta República" sigue obstaculizando los proyectos Bolivarianos. Su "Condor" transhistórico aún no se eleva libremente a los cielos Andinos infinitos.

Como el Presidente Chávez ya ha explicado hace mucho tiempo, algunos compatriotas nos han acompañado en este camino revolucionario durante un tiempo y por las razones que sean, se separarán de nosotros, sin embargo les agradeceremos su valiosa participación. Así que la "Misión Depuración" ahora está en el orden del día.

Externamente, su Negación que es el "Moloc" del ALCA, que a su vez sufre una "crísis energética" dentro de su epicentro fascista, rugiendo como un lobo ambriento por el "oro negro" y que, destruyendo en megalomanía total cualquier cosa humana o sagrada que llega bajo su bota beligerante janki, ahora más que nunca odia cualquier cosa que está vinculada con Chávez o el "Chavismo". La Batalla de Santa Inés - la pelota de beisbol que aterrizó en el jardín de la Casa Blanca - puso las cosas en su lugar, cambió todo y a cada uno hacia su reconocibilidad.

Sin embargo, a nivel global la Revolución Bolivariana se ha convertido en una Revolución Mundial transhistórica, una Revolución Permanente - esto pasa porque el capitalismo e imperialismo corporativo mismo se ha convertido en algo global, se ha convertido en terror brutal, en fascismo atroz concentrado, monopolizado y centralizado, se ha convertido en la "negación" de 6 billones de seres humanos, la negación de la humanidad entera, de "cabezas de ganado" llevados a la carnicería del "Cuarto Imperio" mediante el látigo nazi de las "armas de destrucción masiva".

Finalmente cabe destacar que ahora realmente tenemos que "levantar las armas contra un océano de problemas" que nos espera, "no en filas aisladas sino en batallones completos" (Shakespeare), no en la apariencia de una "oposición" decadente o de unos pocos cadáveres puntofijistas, no en apariencia de unos zombis que resucitaron del infierno de Dante, sino en forma de ataques que provendrán de la NASA, del Pentágono, de las 15 CIAs, de HAARP, de las ONDAS ELF, de las armas ABCDE... etc. Armas de destrucción de todas las marcas y de todos los calibres. Algunos de ellos ya fueron probados en Irak.

Así que "jacta alea est" (la suerte está echada), Santa Inés termina de cruzar el rubicon, el punto de no regreso, ahora enfrentando al  majestuoso "Monte Éxodo", a los riscos emancipatorios accesibles del Pico Bolívar cubiertos de nieve eterna.

¡Hasta la Victoria Siempre!

The Commercial Media Surrenders on the Escualidos

CNN blows off the desparate tactics of the opposition.
This story sounds an awful lot like a surrender to the popular will to the Venezuelan people by a blatanly biased commercial media.

The real kicker the following quote by coup plotter extraordinaire Cesar Gaviria.

"We have not found any element of fraud in the process," Gaviria said. "Until elements of fraud emerge we are not going put the results in doubt."

Wow the same man who condemned the Venezuelan people for exercising their sovergnty over the media is now forced to accept the sovergnty of the Venezuelan people in a press conference with Jimmy Carter.  The irony in this is absolutely hilarious.  The only thing that could make this any better is if the conference was taped and then posted on narconews for all to download and see this coup plotter abandon his former allies in the escualido opposition.

Fraudulent claim of MURDER

This unsigned article from AFP claims that Chavistas murdered one woman and wounded four other people.  Notice the lack of any substantiating evidence.

Woman dies, at least four wounded by Chavez supporters in Venezuela

CARACAS : A woman died and at least four others, including a legislator, were wounded by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's supporters, who opened fire on opposition protesters in eastern Caracas, officials said.

Witnesses at the scene said the people who opened fire were on motorbikes and in cars, according to Chacao police commissioner Leonardo Paruta, who did not release the names of the victims.

El Avila hospital physician Luis Chirinos identified the woman as Martiza Ron, 61, killed by a gunshot to the abdomen.

Chirinos identified the legislator as Ernesto Alvarenga, who had been shot in the chest and was in stable condition. Others were in surgery, Chirinos said.

A few dozen demonstrators stood around a Venezuelan flag soaked with the blood of one of the wounded and shouted "Murderers! Murderers!" in reference to the Chavez supporters and "Fraud!" at the president's victory in Sunday's referendum on his term in office.

A few hundred people remained at Altamira Square after others fled the area. Curious onlookers stood near the square, a space that has become emblematic of the opposition.

Hmm.  They fired on opposition demonstrators, so they must be Chavistas.  How can one not be reminded of 4/11/02?  

Alexandra Olsen of Canadian Press repeats the claim, adding the qualifier "apparently".

A 62-year-old woman died and four others were wounded after a group of apparently pro-Chavez motorcyclists fired into a small opposition protest in a Caracas plaza, said Caracas Fire Chief Rodolfo Briceno. Opposition legislator Ernesto Alvarenga was among those hurt, Briceno said.

What, were they all wearing red shirts and shouting "Viva Fidel"?

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