Skip to comments.Message from Venezuela: Carter Center Stay Home!
Posted on 02/22/2005 8:26:07 PM PST by Kitten Festival
...Venezuelans would prefer at this time if the Carter Center stayed away from our country. The role the Center played in the recall referendum, before and after it, left a very bitter taste in all of those like me, who are certain that the outcome was fraudulent. ... Carter ... did not demand that the CNE do the hot audits on August 16th. ... There are lies in the reports from the Carter Center, such as that the boxes containing the ballots never left their sight.
Thus, Venezuelans in the opposition think the Carter Center failed them completely by being superficial and actually helped in eliminating those elements of balance and equilibrium that it is asking for in its communiqué tonight. The time to act was then, not now. By now, the total control of the political structure in this country is in the hands of Chavez and his cohorts and there is nothing that the Carter Center can do. The current Electoral Board is by now composed of four pro-Chavez members out of five and we did not hear from the Carter Center when this was imposed using less than democratic means. There is no chance for a fair election in Venezuela anymore and this was all accomplished under the supervision of the Carter Center.
So please, help make elections fair in the US, but leave us alone, we would have done better without you last time! I never trusted the Carter Center, but many did, including too many leaders of our sorry opposition leadership and it is because of that that we are where we are today!
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