They must have taken a page right out of the old U.S.A. playbook on democracy:
The daily newspaper El Universal reported 10 ballot boxes and a polling station report were found in a garbage dump in a poor neighbourhood on the edge of Mexico City.
Activists demonstrated outside offices of the government’s prosecutor for electoral crimes, shouting against fraud and hanging a huge banner which said: “Ugalde: You deserve jail”.
Mexico’s election system has improved steadily over the last decade and is widely respected, but it now faces a serious test given the extremely tight presidential vote and the animosity between Lopez Obrador and Calderon.
Lopez Obrador campaigned on promises to put Mexico’s poor first with new welfare benefits and infrastructure projects, and has made clear he will not give up without a fight.
“We are committed with the citizens to act, to defend the will of millions of Mexicans,” he said on Monday night.
I wonder if Ken Blackwell gave them some pointers on tricks to insure a win.