Tag: Mexican Election

Como Andrés Manuel López Obrador,
el "Bernie de México" Ganó la Presidencia

Greg Palast | In English

Estoy escribiendo minutos después de la victoria del Bernie Sanders de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Todos lo llaman, "AMLO".  Esta es en realidad la reelección de AMLO: Él ganó la presidencia por primera vez en el 2006. Pero en aquel tiempo la ladróna, intrigante, manchada con sangre pandilla criminal que gobierna México ( y estoy siendo cortés) declaró al oponente disoluto de AMLO como el ganador. ...more

AMLO: Como el “Bernie de México” Ganó la Presidencia

Greg Palast | In English

Estoy escribiendo minutos después de la victoria del Bernie Sanders de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Todos lo llaman, "AMLO". Esta es en realidad la reelección de AMLO: Él ganó la presidencia por primera vez en el 2006. Pero en aquel tiempo la ladróna, intrigante, manchada con sangre pandilla criminal que gobierna México ( y estoy siendo cortés) declaró al oponente disoluto de AMLO como el ganador. Esta es la pesadilla de Trump. ...more

“We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Recount”

Greg Palast 

Mexico’s Lesson In The Dangers Of The Paper Ballot

for The Guardian, Comment is Free
Monday August 7, 2006

In the six years since I first began investigating the burglary ring we call “elections” in America, a new Voting Reform industry has grown up. That’s good. What’s worrisome is that most of the effort is focused on preventing the installation of computer voting machines. Paper ballots, we’re told, will save our democracy. …more

Podcast: KPFT Interviews Matt Pascarella on Mexican Election

Greg Palast 

Matt Pascarella discusses the Mexican Election with Pokey Andersen of KPFT’s Sunday talk-show, The Monitor.

Matt Pascarella is an award winning researcher and producer for investigative journalist Greg Palast. He was on assignment in Mexico covering the Presidential Election. To see his pictures from Mexico click here

Audio Podcast of Florida Con Salsa

Greg Palast 

July 12, 2006

In Mexico, populist candidate Andres Manuel López Obrador released a preliminary video yesterday of what he says proves he was cheated out of last week’s presidential election. In a video shot in the central state of Guanajuato, the footage shows an apparent supporter of Calderon’s National Action Party stuffing a ballot box on the day of the elections. Investigative reporter Greg Palast travels to Mexico City to report on the disputed election. [read transcript]

Florida con Salsa
Democracy Now! Exclusive Report Theft of an Election

Greg Palast 

The results may not seem so miraculous if you take a look at these voter sheets. This is from a district in Guanajuato, which shows that Calderon picked up 192 votes, but Obrador, the challenger, got only 12. And here's how this miraculous total can be explained. We were given a videotape of a poll worker, seen here stuffing ballots into the unguarded cardboard ballot box. Mexico has virtually zero ...more

Amy Goodman Interviews Palast on Mexico Vote
and Dan Rather

Greg Palast 

Lopez Obrador is calling today for – beginning today for people to march from each of the 300 Mexican voting districts from around the country to the capital. There were a half-million people in the capital, as we showed in the film, on Saturday. So a couple million people are expected to arrive in the capital Saturday. This is going to continue on until at least the end of August, because they are demanding a recount of every single vote. Now, it's a simple paper ballot, which you can easily open up and look at. ...more

Mexico City: It ain’t Over ’til it’s Over

Greg Palast and Matt Pascarella

While much of the world believes Felipe Calderón has been officially declared Mexico's next President, it is not true. At least not yet.

(Mexico City) Last week the Electoral Commission, IFE, announced the results of a country-wide count of tally sheets - sheets that are attached to each ballot box - they found that Felipe Calderón (PAN) was ahead of López Obrador (PRD) by around 0.5%. To Calderón, there is no question that he is ...more

Mexico and Florida Have More in Common Than Heat

Greg Palast for The Guardian UK

[Mexico City] There's more that the Mexico vote has in common with Florida besides the heat. The ruling party's hand-picked electoral commission counted a mere 243,000 votes more for their candidate, Felipe Calderón, over challenger Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. That's noteworthy in light of the surprise showing of candidate Senor Blank-o (the 827,000 ballots supposedly left "blank").

We've seen Mr Blank-o do well before ...more

“Señor Blank-o” Wins in Mexico

Greg Palast 

The official count of the ruling party is: 36.38% and 35.34% for the challenger.

Or, to put names and numbers to it: The Bush-o-philiac candidate, Felipe Calderón, collected 402,000 more votes than Bush-bashed Andrés Manuel López Obrador. But the big winner was Mr. Blank – the 827,000 ballots without a mark for president.

I smell something rotten... ...more