Voter fraud in this country will be at epic proportions and will possibly re-elect the turd in much the same manner.
Chavez’ election is modelled after Putin’s in Russia. First intimidate the opposition and potential candidates. Second, use government resources to massively outspend your opponents. Third, use the state controlled media to give non-stop positive coverage to the incumbent while carpet bombing the challenger with viciously negative attacks. Four, intimidate opposition supporters on Election Day while simultaneously bribing undecideds. And if all of that doesn’t work, have the government controlled election commission just make up a number.
I don’t know if Chavez had to resort to the final step but the election was stolen before the first vote was even cast. And the response of the word media - INCLUDING FOXNEWS - silence. They all report the result as a valiant effort by the opposition but that the Venezuelan people really do love the fat Marxist. And yet the western powers claim to support democracy in other lands.