Whatever you may think about Wayne Madsen, his most recent entry
hits the target. He scores AP for "rounding down" the number of protestors who converged on Mexico's Zocalo Square to protest the stolen election.
AP says that only 100,000 people showed up. Oh really? Here's the photo:
Looks more like a half-million to me. Why are so many people pissed off? Because in precincts across Mexico, folks noticed a sharp divergence
between the numbers visible on the "acta"
(the signed and posted results) and those reported on the official computer tally. Here's a shot of the acta
in one precinct in the state of Mexico:
Here's a screenshot of what the computer had to say about it:
This sort of hugger-mugger occurred all over Mexico. Usually, only a few votes got shaved. In an ultra-close race, that's enough.
Interestingly, rightist Mexican president Vincente Fox cried "vote fraud" in 1991, when he lost a race for governor in Guanajuato. At that time, Fox's PAN party got 35% of the vote, compared to PRI's 53%.