Last night I said I had not seen evidence of fraud other than the exit polls, well the evidence is now growing. I have now seen evidence that certainly increases my doubts about the whole process. As I reported below, a number of stange coincidences in the results from some voting places make me and anyone with a mathematical mind suspicious. Essentially, the total number of Si’s repeat in each table. That is, a table has one, two or three machines. A surprisngly large number of tables show a pattern in which the number of SI’s is identical and the third table is different. However, the same has not been seen in the No results. The suggestion is that there was a cap placed on the number of Si’s, after which each additional Si was added to the No’s.
Right after this happened, a friend called me and told me she had been a witness at a table in Caracas and had a copy of the results as follows:
Operator DF 133
Cuaderno 1 (Notebook)
Cuaderno 2 (Notebook)
Cuaderno 3 (Notebook)
This is exactly the same pattern found in the Bolivar results and I have also seen the same in La Candelaria. In Bolivar there is also a center with all three SI’s being the same.
To add to the suspicion, now there are hundreds of people saying that the ballot itself printed by the machine had a number in front of it. In the machines 1 was supposed to be No, 2 was supposed to be Si. Well, some ballots have the code backwards! In a single center, the number switched to 1 after a certain time of the day.
Finally, I want to ask some questions very much like Caracas Chronicles did in this very well written argument:
-Why didn’t the CNE perform the audit of 190 centers as agreed and promised?
-Why didn’t the CNE do an audit of ALL the ballots. In the petition drive to have the referendum all of the people, whose signture was questioned, were forced to go back and say they did sign, ALL of them not a sample.Why only a sample of 150 centers by the same guy who argued that checking the fingerprints of 3,000 people was not significant enough?
-Why were international observers limited in their action?
-Why was the totalization committee never assembled?
-Why is it that despite the claims during the day that abstention would be at historically low levels, abstention was at historically high levels?
-Is it a coincidence that the Si’s did not exceed the magic number of 3.75 million votes?
-Finally, this may seem to be frivolous, but Primero Justicia party Gerardo Blyde said something today that resonated with me, a Venezuelan that knows how much Venezuelans love to party and celebrate, using any excuse to that end, said Blyde: “In a country where Portugal’s victory in the recent European Cup was celebrated with people taking to the streets, caravans, flag waving and the highways being blocked, can someone explain to us why only fringe groups, the same ones going all over the city, celebrated?”. Well, that is a very good argument to anyone that saw that and wondered (like me) why the hell they were making such a big fuzz about Portugal’s victory. Brazil I understand, but Portugal?
Too many questions at this time. If they are not answered, this country will never find peace in the near future.