Wednesday, July 05, 2006Today the real count begins in Mexico
The Sunday preliminary results for the Mexican elections were of the 'quick count' system. That's where precincts send their counts directly to the central electoral officials (IFE) electronically. Almost 99% of those reports are now in. Those are the results in which Calderon has a lead of 0.6%.
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Today, the official count begins at the district level. All the paperwork and sealed ballot boxes from the precincts will be reviewed at the district. If there are any inconsistencies or problems in the paperwork, the sealed ballot box will be opened, and the votes will be re-counted by hand before certifying the results. (
The NYTimes has a couple of articles about the elections.
The leftist paper, La Jornada, is reporting that precinct paperwork for a poor neighborhood in Mexico State (but part of the Mexico City metropolitan area) has been found at the dump.
posted by Michelle @ 11:43 AM,
- At 7/05/2006 5:46 PM, Elenamary said...
I won't believe the results no matter what the outcome.
Even if AMLO had won (my choice) I still wouldn't have believed it).
- At 7/05/2006 9:43 PM, Michelle said...
It wouldn't surprise me if that sentiment was widespread.