"[Peña Nieto] may have even more trouble than Calderón convincing the public of his legitimacy. I just heard from a trucking company owner, who says his drivers are saying there's real anger over the "election" not just among the Mexico City intellectuals and the professional lefties, but people all over the country. When even Norteño truckers and warehouse guys think something's hinkey, it's gonna be rough"
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The Mex Files on this link and this link, has a decent quick-view English language rundown of this admittedly fascinating website launched by that old pal Anonymous that shows apparent irregularities in the vote counting and rather more importantly, the potential that Mexico's official IFE vote counters have cooked da books bigtime as well. We also have second placed AMLO screaming blue murder about this result and demanding inquiries, recounts and all sorts...but that's sadly par for the course for this guy and blue-cry-wolf syndrome isn't going to help his cause. As Mexfiles' RG mentioned in this comment below yesterday's post:
And that's fair enough. So have there been irregularities in this vote? Yes, almost certainly because in Mexico there always are. Has there been outright fraud and a changed result? Dunno, that one's up for debate. Will anything change? Nopers, cos fraud or not the result's been called on this one, the façade of democracy is always more important than the real thing, PRI has the means to keep this from boiling over and like his plastic face or not, get used to EPN and the PRIistas in yer face for years. And be careful for what you wish