It's Florida 2000 All Over Again

Published: Wednesday, 07/19/2006 12:00 am EDT

I think your readers should be aware of some serious anomalies that have come to light regarding Mexico's recent election (Re: "Mexico Stays in the Right Lane" July 12). First, just like the last American elections, the exit polls have been rebuffed by the outcome. Exit polls had Obrador leading the whole night by over two per cent, but when the final numbers came in, somehow Calderon had won. In fact, the polls were monitored up until the last minute and they were following the exit polls exactly until the last few polls came in. These polls gave Calderon a 10 to 1, then 100 to 1 edge to push him into the win category. This is virtually statistically impossible. This, like in the recent American elections, should raise eyebrows as historically, up until now, exit polls have never been that far off the mark. Moreover, where Calderon was seen to win by a huge margin in some precincts, videotape has surfaced from reliable sources showing ballot boxes being stuffed in favour of Calderon. This videotape is now before the Elections Tribunal.

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