Ballots trashed in Veracruz

From a post on DU:

Election ballots found in trash dump in Veracruz

This is the second incident of ballots found in the trash. Earlier today it was reported that ballots were found at a municipal trash dump in Ciudad Nezahuacoyotl.

Encuentran actas electorales en basurero de Veracruz

Édgar Ávila Pérez / Corresponsal
El Universal
Xalapa, Veracruz
Miércoles 5 de julio de 2006

23:49 Integrantes del Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD) encontró en Xalapa, la capital de Veracruz, actas electorales supuestamente tiradas en la basura, lo cual fue testificado por un notario público y denunciado ante las instancias competentes.

En conferencia de prensa, el dirigente estatal perredista, Rogelio Franco Castán, afirmó que con esto se demuestra el fraude electoral en Veracruz para impedir que llegue a la Presidencia de la República Andrés Manuel López Obrador.


Election Ballots found in trash dump in Veracruz

Members of the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) discoverd in Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz, election ballots thrown in the trash dump, this was attested and witnessed by a public notary and notification given to the proper authorities.

In a press conference, the PRD’s Chair for the state of Veracruz, Frank Rogelio Castán, confirmed that this incident is evidence of electoral fraud in Veracruz to impede the election of Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador to the Presidency of the Republic.

Here is the earlier story mentioned at the top of this post:

The ballots from three precincts in the city of Nezahuacoyotl – a López Obrador stronghold – were discovered yesterday in the municipal garbage dump. The results from two of those precincts have been missing, since Sunday, from IFE’s vote tallies. An IFE official, ambushed by television reporters, exacerbated the crime yesterday when she blamed the Mexican military: the Armed Forces, not IFE, are supposedly guarding the ballots, she said, in defense of her bureaucracy. This, sources close to the military told Narco News, produced significant anger among the military generals and troops who – if the public does not believe or accept IFE’s final decision – will be called upon to quell the national rebellion that follows.

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