Once again the CNE is getting ready to set us up for the kill. It’s subtle, but we know that is their specialty. But, after reading about the proposed regulations for adding up the totals for the ratification process I am sure that something is up. As if this were not enough, then the chief cynic Jorge Rodriguez comes out and denies the proposal, making arguments that to me indicate that something sinister is once again going on.
The proposed regulations are simple, the results that have “erasures, changes or other type of observation that compromise the veracity of its contents will not be added up”. This is nothing more, nothing less than the same trick used during the Reafirmazo to completely invalidate close to 15% of the signatures presented by the opposition. These signatures were simply disqualified because of problems with the “cover sheets” a technicality not even present in the earlier regulations. Despite this, those that had their signatures invalidated because if this problem will not be able to participate in the upcoming ratification process.
No sooner had we seen the text of this proposal that Chief CNE cynic Jorge Rodriguez denied “categorically” that irregularities in the cover sheets could “Kill the ratification” saying that any inconsistencies will be resolved appealing to the direct totalization of what is in the so called electoral notebooks.
Up to here, so far so good. But where I know there is a trick is when he says “We are establishing a guide for totalization that has the same characteristics that have occured whenever we have had electoral processes in Venezuela”
Well, sorry Jorge, this process is nothing like any electoral process we have ever had. In the country’s electoral processes up to this one, the polling booths have always been manned by the people, never have they been manned like in the upcoming ratification process by employees of the Electoral Board, so there is no reason to appeal to “the way electoral process have always been run” like you are doing. In fact, I am sure somewhere in there lies the final trick that will screw us once and for all.
Chavez was right in is speech today, Venezuela has indeed been invaded but not by those he accuses, but by him and those hoodlums without scruples and ethics, which are now everywhere and that, like Jorge Rodriguez, the Constitutional Hall of the Supreme Court, the Attorney General and the military, simply suck up to him because he is powerful. But temporal power is fleeting and there will be a day of reckoning for those that have kidnapped and violated our rights.