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Funny how demanding we can be when it's someone else's election at stake. What would the American government's response have been if Venezuela refused to recognize the 2000 election of G.W. because a full recount was not done, even though an overwhelming majority of the country was calling for one. Hmmmm...
Wait a minute. The lefty won, and Obama isn't accepting the outcome???
If the system is fully electronic with no paper ballots, a recount is useless.
Georgia and a few others States are just like that. If we don't count the hand-marked, paper ballots for our results, we're no better than third world nations.
Why does the US give a hoot what president was elected in another country? It's their country, let them figure it out on their own. Why spend any US resources or time with regards to this election?
I guess I really don't understand why the election held in Venezuela is any of our business. Can anyone enlighten me?
We care because Venezuela has oil and a left wing government that favors people over corporations.
How dare us!
We're still waiting for a full recount of the Bush/Gore election which was ultimately decided by 5 of 9 supreme court justices.
Voting irregularities, indefinite detentions, endless war, rendition, the militarization of police forces, warrantless wiretaps, the largest prison population in the world per capita....this isn't Venezuela, it's America. We're slowly becoming the kind of authoritarian nation we've always feared. So we need to stop worrying about what Chavez did, or who Venezuelans elected, or creating democracies anywhere else in the world until we recreate democracy here.
The Monroe Doctrine is so dead! This is Venezuela's problem not ours. This should really be a non-story.
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