1. Charge: Bush Stole Mexican Election
Is it Florida redux?
It's not clear whether the Mexican election, now certifying Felipe Calderon of the ruling conservative National Action Party (PAN), will turn into a crisis like America witnessed in Florida after the 2000 election.
Already the two elections have one thing in common: left-wingers are claiming George Bush stole the election.
And yes, that includes the Mexican election.
Three days before Mexicans went to the polls, London-based journalist and blogger Greg Palast, an American, wrote, "George Bush's operatives have plans to jigger with the upcoming elections."
Then on July 3, in an article titled "Grand Theft Mexico" that appeared on guardian.co.uk, Palast wrote this: "As in Florida in 2000, and as in Ohio in 2004, the exit polls show the voters voted for the progressive candidate. The race is too close to call. But they will call it - after they steal it."
Palast says that the FBI, acting under the guise of counter-terrorism, had obtained Mexico's voter files through a contract with information broker ChoicePoint, the database company whose list Jeb Bush used in 2000 to "scrub" voters from voter rolls.
"The disenfranchisement of these voters cost Al Gore the presidency," declares Palast.
ChoicePoint of Alpharetta, Ga., says that it returned or destroyed its Mexican files when it learned that collecting voter information violated Mexican law.
Says Palast: "It's impossible to know whether the FBI destroyed its own copy...or whether these were then used to illegally assist the Calderon candidacy."
No matter, the word is out, Bush "Floridized" the Mexican election.
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no wonder you hardly every get responses on your c and p's. Do you really expect anyone with a brain to believe this tripe?
when did you decide to come out of the closet ?
some things never change. Sigh.
Thanks so much.
Anybody that makes a gross generalization about a political side of the aisle because of what one blogger says needs to go into the corner with a dunce cap on.
I see you still haven't figured out how to post a link. Maybe you need to take up the computer professor's free offer and learn how?