Sunday, 19 July 2009
|1526 - Another story you won't see in the mainstream media|
Via Slashdot and Power Line (and how many stories can you say that about?): It seems that our buddy the ousted president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was engaging in some good old-fashioned vote rigging. Slashdot says:
In Honduras, according to breaking Catalan newspaper reports (translations available, USA Today mention), authorities have seized 45 computers containing certified election results for a constitutional election that never happened. The election had been scheduled for June 28, but on that day the president, Manuel Zelaya, was ousted. The 'certified' and detailed electronic records of the non-existent election show Zelaya's side having won overwhelmingly.
Power Line says:
Deposed Honduran president Manuel Zelaya put a lot of planning into the illegal referendum he hoped to hold. It was this illegal referendum that prompted his removal from office. Zelaya apparently didn't trust Hondurans to vote the right way on the referendum. According to a Catalan Europa Press report picked up and translated by Babalu Blog, Zelaya had the machinery in place to rig the results.
Anyone want to bet on whether CNN will even run the story, never mind when? It's way too much to hope that our government will stand behind the legitimate government of Honduras, and oppose the pressure coming from Chavez and Castro to put their fellow leftist back in power against the laws of Honduras.
current mood: annoyed
I am afraid that I doubt that mainstream news will cover this for another reason - it casts doubt on any and all electronic voting, including the last however many American elections.
I still don't understand the eagerness to abandon paper ballots. I have voted, I have worked elections and counted the damn things. Five people counting them three times will still have some variation, but at least you can see all of the pieces of paper in front of you.
I wonder whether Obama and the Democratic Party are taking notes?
I hope your day is as fun and wonderful as you are.