AMLO book: note tousled rock-star cover treatment for the man from Tabasco. Had it been me, I would have used a screenshot from the infamous Hildebrando117 case. Focus on the hard information, not the infotainment personality.
El Financiero (Mexico) reports: “Federal elections authority (IFE) repeats that there was no fraud in 2006.”
At the very least, IFE has not successfully refuted the proposition that the election was fraudulent. Which is what taxpayers pay it to do.
Most notoriously, its efforts to block any “vote by vote” recount were scandalously absurd and defended with loud bouts of surrealistic quacking and not especially clever or competent FUD.
Likewise for the technicialities used by TRIFE to disqualify numerous credible and concrete complaints of fraud for “lack of standing” on the part of the complainant.
Upon which basis — the basis of deciding to disqualify those who invited them to determine whether there was a basis or not — TRIFE ruled that there was no evidence of “systematic” fraud on which to base the argument for a full recount.
- The Iffiness of IFE: You Saw the YouTube Videos, Now Read the Book
- Mexico: (Michael) Hammering IFE
- Mexican Elections Defended by Idiots: Lies, Damned Lies, and the Critique of Pure Polling
- Ugalde: Apologia Pro Bureaucratic Survival Sua
- Ugalde Tells a Whopper
- Mexico’s IFE: Open-Ended Exceptions to Transparency
- Felipe.org: Democracy 2.0
- El Mapache: A Veteran Mexican Election Fraudster Narrates the Infamous IFE “Taking Out the Trash” Footage
- Mexico: The Iffiness of IFE, Part III
I have recently moved over, as you know, from the weak thesis — “recount the votes or else we will never know” — to the strong thesis: The 2006 Mexican election was a swamp of flagrant mapacheria, backed by a filthy ratfuck campaign in the monopoly mass media and awash in dirty money (The Teacher Reaches for the Golden Apple). It was as phony as a $3 bill. The official results were utterly meaningless.
At any rate, a large rally is planned for this weekend on the Zócalo in which the losing candidate and “legitimate president,” López Obrador, will lay out his case for the other side of that question.
Workshops are planned at which evidence that has reportedly been gathered by the “vote by voters” in the meantime will be boiled down into new PowerPoint. I will have a look at all that this week to see if I want to continue maintaining the strong thesis.
I have a couple of reviews of that AMLO book in the pipeline at the moment as well, one breathlessly supportive (Proceso), one oozing histrionic disappointment at what it terms a lack of sufficient evidence on concrete evidence (El Universal).
I think I might just have to try to read the book for myself. To come.
México, 30 de junio.- El consejero presidente del IFE, Luis Carlos Ugalde, sostuvo categórico que en la elección presidencial de 2006 no hubo fraude y que las acusaciones en ese sentido que se han hecho desde entonces hasta ahora constituyen sólo retórica, pues no se ha aportado una sola prueba que lo demuestre.
The president of IFE, Luis Carlos Ugalde, remains categorical in his insistence that there was no fraud in the presidential election of 2006 and that accusations that there was are mere rhetoric, not based on a single bit of evidence to prove the case.
“Todas las ideas que han salido han sido de retórica, han sido de suposiciones, han sido de aseveraciones sin sustento”, dijo Ugalde Ramírez en una entrevista.
“All the ideas that have come out have been mere rhetoric, speculation, statements without foundation,” said Ugalde in an interview.