October 7, 2012

Chavez voted out.

Drudge reports an exit poll.

The NYT says: "Voting, and then the counting, appeared likely to continue well into the night."

ADDED: WaPo says "Hugo Chavez wins Venezuela presidential vote, electoral council says."

34 comments:

campy said...

The counting will continue until the correct result is reached.

Preview of Nov. in the USA.

Nomennovum said...

Now for our tyrant.

wyo sis said...

Maybe Venezuela does have a "complex and burdensome voting system" after all.

Bob Ellison said...

Al Gore was unavilable for comment.

Shantastik said...

Hope their exit polls are better than the ones showing John Kerry would win in 04.

Hope he loses. One dictator down, One to Go!

chickelit said...

Sean Penn is on suicide watch...

Patrick said...

Typical socialist: Huge oil reserves, but they still.manage to jave a shortfalll.

Hope the result stands.

Pogo said...

Has anybody here seen my old friend Hugo?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He socialized a lot of people,
But it seems the corrupt they drone on.
You know, I just looked around and he's gone.

Anybody here seen my old friend Barack?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
I thought I saw him walkin' up over the hill,
With Hugo, Castro, and Hobsbawm.


Rose said...

Wow - that's good news! As long as it's not a case of 'better the devil you know.' Either way, getting rid of Chavez is cause for celebration.

exiledonmainst said...

Let's not get ahead of ourselves. They haven't finished counting the votes yet. I'm sure they'll find a few votes stuffed in car trucks. Or more than a few. As many as they need.

PatCA said...

Another socialist paradise...ruined.

I blame George Bush!

XRay said...

I've heard they brought down a boatload of professional vote counters from Chicago, IL.

I think, no matter the vote, Hugo will come out quiet well.

PaulV said...

Will Cuba vote out the Castros next?

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America's Politico said...

Will BHO be voted out? Not bloody likely. Hugo had no NYT or NPR or WashPost or HuffPost or MSNBC support.
BHO has these all in his pocket.

Ergo: Romney will lose badly, very badly.

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Paul said...

Don't fret.. Chavez still has all those dead people who will vote, not unlike how Obama and his Chicago buddies get those votes (and credit card donations) to rise from the dead.

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Don said...

Drudge is now reporting "Hugo 'Wins'"

yashu said...

And yet: Chavez "won."

Are you surprised? I'm not.

The USA isn't Venezuela and Obama isn't Chavez. But if he could be, he would be. Don't you think?

The 2012 election has to be beyond the margin of fraud. I certainly hope it will be.

Don said...

"The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."

-Joseph Stalin

clint said...

Wow. This Chavez guy really knows how to win over the electorate.

WaPo: "But the president’s advantage is undeniable. State media have delivered fawning campaign coverage while the Chavez administration has doled out refrigerators, new apartments and other gifts to prospective voters."

Obama needs to step up his game. Cell phones just don't cut it anymore. Is our President going to be beaten out by some Venezuelan dude?

Lyle said...

He is going to have die.

Indigo Red said...

As the old saw goes, "It isn't over til the shooting stops."

Problem is the shooting hasn't yet begun.

David said...

So who is the army going to vote for?

Sammy said...

Come on now, you know that it doesn't matter what the votes are, it matters who counts them..

Hugo will be the winner, so by the end of this term it will be, what 20 years in power ? Why is it always the hardest to get rid of power hunger leftist.... speaking of Obama after finding out he knocked 181miillion in September , Romney winning is now impossible , that's buying election money.

Funny thing is, Obama's still fundraising like it's nobodies busniess, it's as if there is never enough money , exactly like how Obama has treated the American tax payer the last 4 years.

yashu said...

JFK, the golden boy of recent American presidential politics, likely won his election due to vote fraud (in Illinois & Texas).

This isn't conspiracy theory, but the conclusion of research by respectable historians (e.g. Robert Caro).

Totally unlike Bush/ Gore 2000. Not only in the fact that Nixon, unlike Gore, conceded; but the fact that no respectable historian thinks the 2000 election was "stolen".

So yeah, Venezuela under Chavez is a banana republic. But I don't feel too complacent or smug about our own electoral system. A history that shows Democrats in particular (e.g Kennedy) getting away with stealing elections.

I'm very concerned about our own 2012 election (IMO the Obama machine is at least as corrupt as Kennedy's Daley/ Giancana/ etc. one), though I have some residual faith/hope in our system (compared to others). But it has to be a large enough margin of victory.

Which is why, I don't care what state you're in, if you're anti-Obama, you've got to turn out (and please vote for Romney, not Gary Johnson).

mikee said...

Why was the coup stopped in the early days of the GW Bush presidency? There is a story there likely worth telling.

mikee said...

Why was the coup stopped in the early days of the GW Bush presidency? There is a story there likely worth telling.

yashu said...

Hugo Chavez: "I'd vote for Obama."

"If I were American, I'd vote for Obama," Mr Chavez said in a televised interview that aired Sunday.

The Venezuelan leader called Obama "a good guy" and said if the US president were a Venezuelan, "I think ... he'd vote for Chavez."

yashu said...

My comments here so far have been more about American politics than Venezuela itself.

My bad (I don't mean that ironically).

I feel awful for the people of Venezuela, who have my deep condolences.

Chavez is one of the most despicable heads of state in the world today, probably the worst in the Americas (except for Castro). An awful man, who's ruined every true value of democracy in his country (yet spouts the kind of rhetoric that seduces leftist fools, especially American celebrities).

I don't wish death on any human being (not even Chavez). But unfortunately, it seems like he will have to die from cancer before Venezuelans can emerge from the nightmare of this tyrant's administration.

n.n said...

A majority of Venezuelans, once again, elect to exchange their liberty for submission with benefits. The communists, and other left-wing ideologues, derive their power from exploitation of opportunists, the vulnerable without integrity, and individuals with character deficiencies. They voluntarily defer their dignity to individuals who presume to act as mortal gods. There are better compromises, which do not demand selling yourself wholesale.

edutcher said...

Hugo wins by 9.

I guess the tally from Bolivar's army was a little late being counted.

campy said...

The 2012 election has to be beyond the margin of fraud. I certainly hope it will be.

Romney would have to win by something like 70%-30% to avoid losing by fraud.

Think that's possible?