Saturday, July 01, 2006

Mexican election results brought to you by ChoicePoint

Palast is has been busy digging up more election shenanigan dirt on the Bush administration. This time it is not about voter suppression in Florida or Ohio. No, the Bush administration appears to have been gearing up to mess with the national elections in Mexico, which are set for July 2. Now that lefty Obrador is neck and neck in the polls with the corporatocracy's friend, Felipe Calderón (even slightly leading, 36% - 34%, in the latest poll from Reforma), the imperitive to rig elections in favour of rightist Calderón is even greater.

To do this, ChoicePoint, the company that brought Jeb Bush the now-infamous voter scrub lists of Florida 2000 and with them, George Bush to the White House, will be providing voting database services to Mexico's electorate. On the list of expected hassles during voting day will be challenges at the polls to any and many potential Obrador supporters. This kind of program is really only effective when the polls are close -- within a few percent -- which this one certainly is.

I can safely make a prediction without knowing anything of the candidates' campaigns: Calderón by 2-3%, a result that is within the "margin of error."

5 Comments:

Blogger Musclemouth said...

Wow. They are still at it. I can't believe the mainstream doesn't care about this. Well, I CAN believe...I just don't want to. But despite my emotional attachment to the naive idea that most people are good deep down, I will believe it. Because the evidence is there. Right there. In our faces. Those who fail to see the mendacity are weak in their cognitive fibre. I pre-emptively spit on anyone who will be downplaying the importance of ChoicePoint in this brave new world.

1:57 PM  
Blogger theBhc said...

Hey,

The MSM doesn't pay attention to it when it's going on here. Mexico? fuggeddaboudit.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Musclemouth said...

No doubt...

5:58 PM  
Anonymous robb said...

I don't think that you entirely went out on a limb with your prediction (as I too saw this coming). We should have put money on it somewhere though as it is coming true as I write this.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Musclemouth said...

Ooh, there should be a Prophet's Pool somewhere. We can bet on elections and bomb targets and stuff.

10:33 PM  

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