Read my article, It’s now the two-man race. The question is, whether an establishment that so many are sick of can mount an effective counter-offensive to Trump.
Was about time:
Evo Morales concedes defeat in Bolivia referendum that was held last Sunday.
Bolivian President Evo Morales acknowledged defeat in a referendum that would have cleared the way for him to run for a fourth term in 2019, saying in a speech on Wednesday that he would respect the decision of the people.
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Most polls ahead of the referendum suggested a narrow win was likely, given Morales’ solid support among those who credit him with slashing poverty in Bolivia, South America’s poorest country when ranked by gross domestic product per capita.
But in the end, with more than 99 percent of votes counted, the “no” side had 51.3 percent to the “yes” side’s 48.7 percent, Bolivia’s electoral commission said.
— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) February 24, 2016
A biblically illiterate, thrice-divorced, proud philanderer who incites violence in his rallies is the top runner in the Republican race. It is, indeed, Crazy season.
Read my article here.
Or does he?
Yesterday the Beeb was saying he did not:
Bolivia President Evo Morales ‘loses’ fourth term bid’ Not sure what the headline scare quote marks are about, but the article read,
Partial results indicate that Bolivia’s President Evo Morales of Bolivia has lost a referendum to allow him to stand for a fourth term in office.
With more than 70% of the votes counted, those opposed to the proposed constitutional amendment are leading by more than 10 percentage points.
This afternoon, however, the WSJ has this,
Morales Lags in Bolivia Referendum Vote. President Evo Morales trails in bid to change constitution to give him a fourth term in office (emphasis added)
Early returns showed Bolivian President Evo Morales trailing badly in a national referendum to allow him to run for re-election for a third time, although the president said on Monday he expected the result to tighten as rural results were counted.
With about 29% of ballots counted from Sunday’s vote, opponents of the national referendum to amend the constitution had 63% and supporters had 37%, Bolivia’s election agency said.
But analysts said Monday it was still too early to tell who would win the referendum.
Rumors of fraud are intense,
“Outraged citizens burn ballot boxes missing elections materials #SCZ, #YouDecide
— #Alejandro (@CiudadanoL) February 21, 2016
As Drudge says, “developing.”
Lots of talk about a former Secretary of State from almost 40 years ago, but the Dems are, as a whole, pretty quiet on the subject of the flagrant security breaches from their top candidate to the highest elected office while serving as Secretary of State, except to dismiss them as a non-issue.
Read my article, The Dem debate: Two takes, one unmentioned story.
Bolivia Nueva (link in Spanish) reports on a new study that shows egregious voter fraud in the 2014 general election.
Tens of thousands of votes were cast exceeding the number of registered voters (my translation),
In districts 6, 7, 8 y 9 of La Paz, the Supreme Court registered 513,884 voters. However, 556,799 voted. That is, there were 42,915 votes too many.
Similar results were shown in El Alto, Chuquisaca, and Cochabamba, among others.
Bolivia Nueva calls for an audit of the entire electoral system.
As you may recall, Evo Morales was re-elected in 2014 for a third term which ends in 2014. Morales has already asked to end term limits so he can run for a fourth term in 2019. The coca growers want him to remain as president until 2035.