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Report: Exit Polls Indicate Hugo Chavez Lost Venezuelan Election

Daily Caller: A Spanish news outlet is reporting that exit polls show socialist president Hugo Chavez has lost his bid for re-election to centrist opposition candidate Henrique Capriles.

According to an English language translation of the local report, based on Google Translate, Chavez is headed for defeat:

The candidate of the Democratic Unity Table (MUD), Henrique Capriles, is leading against Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez in the presidential elections held on Sunday … according to exit polls by consultancy Variance prior to the closing of polling stations. The time set for the closing was 12:30 a.m. Spanish time, however, and because of the long lines in some of them, polls have remained open without a definite closure time.

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at Venezuelan Willard losing!

I don't play, I commission the league.

What happened? Did Diebold forget the rig the machines?

I have come to the conclusion if the US government hates Chavez, there must be something good about him.

People on here are seriously

People on here are seriously supporting Chavez...and getting upvoted?

Chavez is a terrible president and so are Castro, Assad and Ahmadinejad.

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You are confusing...

"supporting Chavez" with leaving them alone to fix their own problems. Their problems are between Chavez and the Venezuelan people. You don't have a right to force anything on them because you think you are morally superior.

External interference in their business only radicalizes people who might otherwise take a different path. The US loves to interfere and capitalize on the resulting chaos, misery and death.

Our elections here in the US are much more fraudulent than in Venezuela. Concentrate on ridding our country of evil first before you gleefully and rabidly drool over forcing your vision on other countries. It only causes unnecessary misery and death on people you don't have to watch suffer because you are watching Fox News and American Idol.

And stop creating straw men such as "you people support Chavez". It's not honest and it is intellectually empty and lazy.

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

I didn't endorse forcing

I didn't endorse forcing anything. Why do you guys seem to assume that I'm part of the 'bomb Venezuela/Iran/Cuba' crowd just because I choose to be critical of their leaders? You can be anti-war but still support change in another country on a personal level. I believe Capriles was by far the lesser of two evils in this election. I don't live in the USA and don't own a television, so I don't watch Fox News or American Idol.

There are people on here that do have some degree of respect for Hugo Chavez for purportedly standing up to the "Zionists", a group of people whom they despise more than any other. These people make up a very, very small proportion of the liberty movement, but tend to be quite vocal and attract a lot of attention to themselves.

The US itself does not benefit from war. The corporations with government contracts do. You probably already knew this but you didn't make it clear in your comment.

Also, how exactly are US elections more fraudulent than Venezuelan ones? Please back up your view with some facts about elections here vs. in Venezuela, I'm genuinely curious.

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I felt free...

to create a straw man about you in response to yours. :)

As far as vote fraud in the US google these:

"vote flipping"
Diebold machines have been caught numerous times flipping votes

"absentee ballot fraud"
Politicians are repeatedly approached by specialists that deliver absentee votes in favor of their chosen candidate. Also, dead and fictional people vote all the time.

"ACORN voter registration"

"Diebold diverge exit polls"
As computerized voting machines have been rolled it has been noticed from day one that exit polls diverge from results in Diebold precincts but not in those that still use(d) paper ballots.

"Clinton Curtis testimony"
A programmer testified before Congress that he was asked to modify the code in Ohio machines to flip votes. He testifies that he agreed to do it and modified the code as per instructions. Ohio and Florida are considered the most critical states to determine the outcome of presidential elections in recent decades.


There is absolutely no way to verify votes recorded on the computerized voting machines as implemented in the US. Why? In Venezuela the machine prints out a receipt which is placed in a paper ballot box and if contested can be compared to the computerized data. This solution was not designed by top theoretical physicists or other bleeding edge technologists. It's just basic common sense. Why can't the US do this?

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

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the millions of people standing in red...

Indicate he won.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.


'Here is is what Jimmy Carter said about Venezuela's "dictatorship" a few weeks ago: "As a matter of fact, of the 92 elections that we've monitored, I would say that the election process in Venezuela is the best in the world."

"In Venezuela, voters touch a computer screen to cast their vote and then receive a paper receipt, which they verify and deposit in a ballot box. Most of the paper ballots are compared with the electronic tally. This system makes vote-rigging nearly impossible: to steal the vote would require hacking the computers and then stuffing the ballot boxes to match the rigged vote.


~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

If Only Jimmy Carter Could Get That System Implemented Here


"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

One can dream...


~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

An exit poll result of 51.3%....

is statistically insignificant. Especially since no information is given on what percent of voting stations were staffed with exit pollers, or for that matter, ANY data given describing methodology or saturation.

An exit poll result of 51.3% for Capriles where a handful of pro-Chavez precincts were left out or unmanned by exit pollers could very well mean that Chavez won handily.

Also, Google seems to know nothing at all about the Spanish consulting firm Variance/Varianza. Why would a private Spanish firm do exit polling in Venezuela? Who sponsored their efforts? Why aren't the sponsors of Varianza speaking out? Why weren't the sponsors even mentioned in the article?

Several non-commercial and NGO (non-governmental organizations) do election monitoring in Venezuela and Venezuelan elections are one of the most monitored in the world. The Organization of American States, the European Union and the United Nations all do extensive election monitoring in Venezuela. One of Jimmy Carter's biggest pet projects is monitoring Venezuelan elections. Why have none of them chimed in? Why just some obscure private consulting firm from Spain?

Various US groups have been caught several times in the past sponsoring trickery and intimidation to interfere with Venezuelan elections results.

I call propaganda on this one. :)

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

Bush lost the election in

Bush lost the election in 2004 according to the exit polls, yet Americans continue to think that only other nations have unfair elections! Greg Palast has written extensively about this. Yes, Bush's folks really did steal the election.

Great victory for Venezuela.

Great victory for Venezuela. I don' understand why Drudge is attaking Chavez in the past 10 days, I won't be surprised to see some Syrian scenario being started in Venezuela.

Nope! "Venezuela Electoral

Nope! "Venezuela Electoral Council Says Hugo Chavez Wins Presidential Vote"


weird thing is....

why am I rooting for Chavez???

This election has nothing to do with me.


you hate the US trying to control foreign governments?

As much as I may disagree

As much as I may disagree with US meddling abroad, that doesn't change the fact that Hugo Chavez is a POS wannabe socialist dictator that needs to leave office

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don't forget...

He is a pos, wannabe dictator that is LOVED by his people...

Just because the state dept and Hillary says differently means absolutely SQUAT to me!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

He's loved by some of the

He's loved by some of the people. I personally know a family who fled Venezuela when he came to power because of the brutality of his regime. He killed his opposition, so I'd imagine those that are left have no choice but to love him.

Blessings )o(

I don't think

he is a "wunnabe socialist"... He is 100% socialist... And as long as the country pays its citizens for their oil production, he will continue to be president.

WTF do you care about

WTF do you care about Venezuela? Don't you have enough problems to fix in USA?

LOL I keep trying to tell

LOL I keep trying to tell that to a certain Canadian who thinks he has a right to meddle in the US elections by pushing Johnson. He has problems to fix in Canada too but he'd prefer to push his chosen American candidate in our election though he can't even vote, rather than clean up his own backyard. We, and he, have no stake in any other country's business but our own.

Blessings )o(

Um, because I care about

Um, because I care about people everywhere, not just in America? And my comment wasn't saying I support US government action against Chavez, because I don't

don't worry about them, they

don't worry about them, they have more rights and are more happy and healthy then Americans. Last time I checked, some people where free to say on National Television that they will like Chavez dead, try that stunt in USA.

It's he who counts the votes.

Just because Chavez didn't get enough votes to win doesn't mean he lost the election.

A Spanish news outlet??? or do they mean...

a SPANISH VOTE COUNTING company which happens to have its US headquarters in TAMPA, FLORIDA otherwise known as SCYTL.

maybe I'm just sensitive when a Spanish company starts reporting results from halfway around the world first.

Will be interesting to find the so called "actual" result - this

was a comment posted:

"this news is not really, the exit polls at 08:00pm /Venezuelas time, shows Hugo Chavez winswhith a spread about 12 points. I´m Venezuelan."

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix