Wednesday, August 30, 2006
The Mexican Mathdance
In these precincts, there was some difference between the figures of the basic results, but the difference was smaller than that obtained between the candidates in first and second place in that precinct.Garras continues They annulled precincts 416-1 and 537. In 416-1, the electoral institute gave them 734 ballots, 356 were surplus, 388 citizens voted, placing 361 ballots in the ballot box, from which were obtained 372 votes. Because the PRD won the precinct 137 to 119, the difference of 18 votes is less than the total vote discrepancy (which Garras, using math beyond my means, says is 24). That means the PRD would have won, so the precinct must be annulled. If true, and I suppose it probably is, the Court deserves to be laughed out of office.
Watch out: the first thing to give may well be our sanity. The PANistas look to be deaf to reason and blind to facts. They will march the nation over the cliff.
In other words, the court is saying they will only use the recount to confirm the result. In cases were the recount is discrepant with the result, then the whole presicent is tossed out and ignored.
This is simply beyond belief.
The US election of 2000 was pretty much the same. The Supreme Court declared that we couldn't recount the votes because they themselves had exhausted the time in which to do the recount.
Even there, they lied, imposing an artificial deadline so that George Bush's stolen electoral votes would be granted "safe harbor."
The whole list of means by which Scalia and Co. foreswore themselves, defaced the law, and turned the courts into a bitter joke would fill a book.
Many, actually. I own a bookshelf full.
By these standards of honesty, deeply sophisticated in their corruption and wise in the ways of deceit, the Mexican Court is like an innocent child.
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