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Update: Tanks in the streets as Venezuelan electoral council declares Hugo Chavez victory
The Daily Caller ^ | October 7, 2012 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 10/08/2012 11:24:52 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

Update 10:50 p.m.: According to the Associated Press, Venezuela’s electoral council has declared that Hugo Chavez beat Henriques Capriles in Sunday’s presidential election with about 54 percent of the vote, despite exit polls showing otherwise.

Venezuela Twitter users have claimed Chavez’s victory was wrought with election fraud, and that the socialist incumbent president sent tanks into the streets of his country as those exit poll reports showed him losing. A picture of the tanks surfaced on Twitter Sunday evening.

The British Guardian newspaper reported that Chavez also sent troops armed with AK-47s into Venezuela’s streets to fight against any protests in case unrest came as a result of the news.

A Spanish news outlet reported earlier on Sunday that exit polls showed Capriles defeated the socialist president by a narrow margin.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hugochavez; venezuela

1 posted on 10/08/2012 11:24:58 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

An excellent example of why we must have a Second Amendment.


2 posted on 10/08/2012 11:28:31 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Also a good example of how “the results conflict with the exit polls” might be used to monkey with the outcome here.


3 posted on 10/08/2012 11:30:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Uncle Chip

We are about a month away from this.


4 posted on 10/08/2012 11:32:58 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: Uncle Chip

The only losers were his opponent,Henrique Capriles, anyone who thought their voted counted and thought this was a free fair election


5 posted on 10/08/2012 11:35:43 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Uncle Chip

nothing quite says socialist election victory, like “tanks in the streets”.,


6 posted on 10/08/2012 11:39:07 AM PDT by tm61 (somewhere in chicago, a ward is missing it's crook)
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To: Uncle Chip
Tanks in the streets as Venezuelan US electoral council declares Hugo Chavez Obama victory.
7 posted on 10/08/2012 11:39:29 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I am hesitant to call the exit po;; results good or fraudulent after John Kerry lost by over 120,000 in Ohio despite what the exit polls said.


8 posted on 10/08/2012 11:41:09 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Quick. Send Jimmy Carter in.


9 posted on 10/08/2012 11:41:31 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Uncle Chip

Does anyone think this election was legitimate??


10 posted on 10/08/2012 11:42:39 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

This electronic voting stuff has got to go. So easy to forge a victory.


11 posted on 10/08/2012 11:44:56 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“We are about a month away from this.”

I think so, too.


12 posted on 10/08/2012 11:49:49 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Uncle Chip
Update: Tanks in the streets as Venezuelan electoral council declares Hugo Chavez victory

"Another fine election, Comrade Hugo.
I keep telling Barack he needs you on his reelection team."


13 posted on 10/08/2012 11:52:47 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: Uncle Chip

14 posted on 10/08/2012 11:53:40 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: GeronL
This electronic voting stuff has got to go.

Best thing about elections in Canada is that they poll the entire country via paper ballot.

The local polling place opens the box in presence of all observers and counts them. The totals are phoned in to Election Central where they are aggregated with all other totals.

Done in a few hours. It's not rocket science. No reason why we can't do it here.

15 posted on 10/08/2012 11:54:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ClearCase_guy

Not directly over the election.
0bama won’t steal the election and then put tanks in the streets.

What might happen, though, is that his zombie army might mobilize after he loses, and the tanks will be ordered out to keep the non-zombies from defending themselves.


16 posted on 10/08/2012 11:56:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

True. But I think a lot of people are really grasping the idea that bad guys are running the place and the government employees are there to prevent the good guys from defending their families and their property. The time may come when the government employees and the zombies are all seen as part of one big gang, and it will be open season on them all.


17 posted on 10/08/2012 12:02:09 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: Uncle Chip

Did anybody seriously think Hugo was going to say, “Well, looks like I lost, bye!”?


18 posted on 10/08/2012 12:03:21 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Uncle Chip

The kenyan has resembled Chavez more than most other national figures. I expect something untoward after the election, especially if the voting and the count are obviously monkeyed with.


19 posted on 10/08/2012 12:07:30 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: GeronL

<>This electronic voting stuff has got to go. So easy to forge a victory.<>

Perhaps more than we know:

http://bwcentral.org/2011/07/u-s-voting-machines-linked-to-venezuela/

The U.S. is looking into the takeover of a voting-systems manufacturer by a small company with ties to Hugo Chávez’s leftist government.

The federal government is investigating the takeover last year of a leading U.S. manufacturer of electronic voting systems by a small software company that has been linked to the leftist government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.


20 posted on 10/08/2012 12:11:27 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Who counted the votes?

The same people that will count ours?

This will be a very interesting election.

As I said before, I survived Vietnam, but I still might get the chance to die for my country.

21 posted on 10/08/2012 12:13:45 PM PDT by North Coast Conservative (If this be treason, make the most of it. - Patrick Henry)
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To: Uncle Chip

Hugo Chavez is president for life and has been president for life since the day he gave his inaugural address in 1999.

There is only one way he is leaving office, and that is the moment he stops breathing. It is up to the Venezuelans to decide what to do about that. He isn’t leaving alive.


22 posted on 10/08/2012 12:14:49 PM PDT by marron
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To: Uncle Chip

This is for lurkers. I’m sure all of us here have heard it before:

“Those who cast the votes decide nothing.
Those who count the votes decide everything.”

http://www.votefraud.org/josef_stalin_vote_fraud_page.htm

All we want is a clean election.
Guys like Stalin, Chavez and Obama just want to win, hook or crook.


23 posted on 10/08/2012 12:18:32 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Uncle Miltie

the poll watchers also need tanks.


24 posted on 10/08/2012 12:18:49 PM PDT by RitchieAprile (The 'great orator' Joe Biden? *That* Joe Biden??)
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To: Uncle Chip

BBC World Service was bowing and scraping to congratulate Chavez on the continuation of the Bolivarian Revolution.


25 posted on 10/08/2012 12:28:45 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Take two Aspirin and call me in November - Obama for Hindmost.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

It doesn’t matter how you vote

Elections are controlled by those who count the votes !
An organization partially owned by Soros will count the votes

We will see what happens in a month
Don’t be surprised if militia and tanks are involved
Commming to a voting precinct near you !


26 posted on 10/08/2012 12:31:26 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt
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To: Uncle Chip

Tanks in the streets. Perhaps they’ll be headed here next month....


27 posted on 10/08/2012 12:35:04 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
An excellent example of why we must have a Second Amendment.

Of course the 2nd Amendment is the reason that the government has acquired a Billion+ hollow point bullets. If they kill enough patriots, the rest will fall in line.

28 posted on 10/08/2012 12:48:01 PM PDT by tpmintx (Problem: The people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who VOTE for a living.)
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To: Bigg Red
Tanks in the streets. Perhaps they’ll be headed here next month....

No Tanks ... please.

29 posted on 10/08/2012 1:00:06 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Coming soon to a street near you.


30 posted on 10/08/2012 1:09:48 PM PDT by bgill
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To: ClearCase_guy
"We are about a month away from this."

Maybe, but I wonder how many Americans would resist even a blatant rigging of the election or would say lets file a lawsuit (which would die in a corrupt or intimidated legal system)?

31 posted on 10/08/2012 1:43:30 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

You read my mind. I’ve been making this point repeatedly.

Obama really does want to destroy the country. Blantantly, obviously, unquestionably stealing the election would have one of two effects:

1) GOP would silently acquiesce and Obama gets his second 4 years.
2) There is a hot civil war and citizens rise up to fight the coup.

I believe Obama would be quite pleased with either situation, and I do not think there is a third option that would result from Obama blatantly stealing the election. You see, he doesn’t really need 4 more years to destroy us — a bloody civil war would do the job real quick.


32 posted on 10/08/2012 1:46:44 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: Uncle Chip

Tanks in the streets for what? To protect what? Shop owners from burning their own shops? Ridiculous absurdity of socialism at work for you.


33 posted on 10/08/2012 2:04:19 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: JudgemAll
Tanks in the streets for what?

It's Chavez's way of saying: "tanks for all the votes".

34 posted on 10/08/2012 2:10:22 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

:)


35 posted on 10/08/2012 2:36:46 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
And your option 1 would destroy the GOP as anything but a palace poodle decorative opposition party which would please Obama, as well.
36 posted on 10/08/2012 2:40:32 PM PDT by Truth29
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