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Felipe Calderon named winner in Mexican vote recount
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, July 06, 2006

How do you say "Bush-Gore 2000" in Spanish?
The ruling party's Felipe Calderon won the official count in Mexico's disputed presidential race by just under 0.6 percent Thursday, the culmination of a come-from-behind campaign for a recently obscure technocrat.

But his leftist rival earlier declared victory and said he'd fight the election in court.
So, is that a mandate?

Said Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, his rival:
"We are always going to act in a responsible manner, but at the same time, we have to defend the citizens' will," he said.

He denounced election officials for going forward with an official count of poll-workers' vote tallies, as required by election law, and ignoring his demand for a ballot-by-ballot review.

"We are going to the Federal Electoral Tribunal with the same demand — that the votes be counted — because we cannot accept these results," Lopez Obrador said.
Obrador has been hinting at street demonstrations in reaction to the vote.

Interesting times we live in, huh?
 
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Im all for a recount to make sure the vote count was right but...
He denounced election officials for going forward with an official count of poll-workers’ vote tallies, as required by election law, and ignoring his demand for a ballot-by-ballot review.

"We are going to the Federal Electoral Tribunal with the same demand — that the votes be counted — because we cannot accept these results," Lopez Obrador said.
I question Obrador’s motives for requesting one.
 
Written By: ChrisB
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He denounced election officials for going forward with an official count of poll-workers’ vote tallies, as required by election law, and ignoring his demand for a ballot-by-ballot review
I can understand why he’s upset, those drums of ballots all punched for him that he’s been storing in his campaign HQ until the time was right for them to be "found" will be going to waste now...

What’s Spanish for "Hanging Chad"?
 
Written By: shark
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How do you say "Bush-Gore 2000" in Spanish?
Bush-Gore dos mil.

¿Cómo se dice el Tribunal Supremo en ingles?

Uno entonces se pregunta si él lleva México una guerra innecesaria.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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Bush-Gore dos mil.
Heh ... I knew as soon as I wrote it someone would actually do it. The only thing left to wonder was when. I figured the first comment.

Darn.
 
Written By: McQ
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"We are going to the Federal Electoral Tribunal with the same demand — that the votes be counted — because we cannot accept these results," Lopez Obrador said.
Translation; I know I won. The people love and adore me, my handlers kept telling me this so I know it’s true. We must keep recounting until the "correct" outcome happens. If we count it a hundred times and I only win once THAT’S the correct one. ;)
 
Written By: DCB
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Maybe it’s just me, but after the 2000 US presidential election, a whole lot of countries’ parties have mimicked us in contesting close elections.

In Taiwan, we even had the same kind of complaints about the voting system, except instead of in the US where some want a popular election, the losers in Taiwan argued that an electoral college would be more sensible. Why? Because their party wanted to ’contain’ their opposing parties biggest base into one packet.

 
Written By: Harun
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Nothing I’ve read yet provides any detail into the precise reasons Obrador feels he was cheated. Does he have any evidence of wrong-doing? I feel like if he did he’d mention it.

Are we sure Sore Loserman wasn’t on the ballot? Beck said it best, "Soy un perdedor."
 
Written By: equitus
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Es muy importante contrastar las declaracciones de Amlo 12 días antes de la elección, poco antes de finalizar el prep, y un día después del cómputo distrital, consulta el video en:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbYsNBxER8E
Ahora cumples!!
 
Written By: Pandaluz
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