More Excel Fun

Quico says: Interestingly, last night was, in a way, the opposition’s best result ever: 5 million votes is well more than had ever voted for our side before, while 6 million votes is 1.2 million below chavismo’s high water mark. (And the Grammy for grasping at straws for good news goes to…) Both sides increased…

A Tale of Three Elections

Quico says: So I’ve been thinking of new ways to visualize the data from last night’s massive bummer. I thought comparing them to the 2007 referendum and last november’s regional elections might be interesting. In the next couple of charts, “Oppo 2008″ includes dissident chavista gubernatorial candidates. Click on any of these images to enlarge…

The concession speech you didn’t hear

Juan Cristobal says: – If I were in charge of the opposition (hear hear!!), I would demand my concession speech was carried on cadena nacional. Before you scoff, think about all the effort the government put in forcing the opposition to commit to respecting the results. Somebody in the opposition should have taken his word…

The concession speech you didn’t hear

Juan Cristobal says: – If I were in charge of the opposition (hear hear!!), I would demand my concession speech was carried on cadena nacional. Before you scoff, think about all the effort the government put in forcing the opposition to commit to respecting the results. Somebody in the opposition should have taken his word…

First Official Bulletin: Sí 54.4%, No 45.6%

At 9:30 pm, the National Elections Council says: Sí – 6,003,594No – 5,040,082 With 94.2% of tally sheets accounted for. It’s really not a surprise. If you control the question, you control the answer. Chavismo’s real problems start tomorrow. Epilogue from Our Man in Catia: We’re leaving the polling center. Tibi gave the results and…

First Official Bulletin: Sí 54.4%, No 45.6%

At 9:30 pm, the National Elections Council says: Sí – 6,003,594No – 5,040,082 With 94.2% of tally sheets accounted for. It’s really not a surprise. If you control the question, you control the answer. Chavismo’s real problems start tomorrow. Epilogue from Our Man in Catia: We’re leaving the polling center. Tibi gave the results and…

Chilllllllllllllll

Quico says: I’m posting this on behalf of Juan Cristobal, who’s been talking to his contacts in the opposition. Word is, chill. The rumors going around right now are just that, rumors. It looks close. Turnout appears to have been relatively high. But they have no specific numbers yet. Also: CNE head Tibisay Lucena calls…