Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of State posted about electoral fraud in Venezuela’s elections for what he called the “illegitimate Maduro regime”, and the news took on a new interest for Americans who believe they have had their votes stolen by similar measures to that of a “Socialist Third World country”.
“Venezuela’s electoral fraud has already been committed. The results announced by the illegitimate Maduro regime will not reflect the will of the Venezuelan people. What’s happening today is a fraud and a sham, not an election,” from his official government account.
Bloomberg News reported on the Venezuelan elections:
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“President Nicolas Maduro is poised to regain control of Venezuela’s National Assembly on Sunday, in a vote that’s being boycotted by the main opposition parties.
His almost-inevitable landslide will cement his grip on the last major institution in the country that has democratic legitimacy.
Scarce crowds made their way into voting centers at schools across Caracas on Sunday morning, where masked voters were able to quickly cast their votes after having their hands sprayed with disinfectant. In the sprawling western slum of 23 de Enero, few trickled into the Manuel Palacio Fajardo school, where the late Hugo Chavez used to vote.”
The Pandemic was not the only similarities between the two countries 2020 Presidential elections.
GQ Pan wrote for the, The Epoch Times,in his article, What’s Happening in US Election Matches What Happened in Venezuela, Expert Says, on the similarities:
“Irregularities that have taken place in this year’s U.S. presidential election are eerily similar to voting manipulation that helped Hugo Chávez stay in power in 2004, according to a senior former CIA official.
He described Chávez, who ruled Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013, as a “new kind of dictator.” Upon his taking power, Chávez revised the country’s constitution to increase the presidential term of office from five to six years, but also allowed people to call off his presidency in a referendum, which required 20 percent of signatures of all 11 million voters.
By 2003, opponents of Chávez managed to collect enough signatures to trigger a referendum. “That’s when he started to panic,” the former intelligence official—who is also an expert in Latin American politics and counterterrorism—told The Epoch Times. “So he started talking to a company called Indra, which is a Spanish company that runs elections.”
The technology used by Indra at that time, according to the expert, wasn’t “flexible” enough to do what Chávez wanted to do. He said that the regime then turned to Smartmatic, a company registered in Delaware and founded by three young Venezuelan engineers. After receiving a contract for $150 million to overhaul the country’s election system ahead of the 2004 referendum, Smartmatic bought machines from Italian lottery machine maker Olivetti.
“At midnight on election day the machine stopped counting,” he said, adding that at that point, Chavez was losing. “By 3 a.m., Chavez had won by 10 percent.”
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The National Security Council released a statement about the elections:
“From December 7th to December 12th, we encourage Venezuelans inside and outside of Venezuela to reject the regime’s fraudulent legislative elections and help restore democracy via the Consulta Popular (2 of 2) “The Consulta Popular, led by Interim President Juan Guaidó, is giving the Venezuelan people a voice. The U.S. will continue to support legitimate political activity in Venezuela.” – NSA Robert C. O’Brien
Venezuela’s populist movement has leaders speaking out about the fraud:
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