Recall that CNE and MUD had agreed to destroy any record identifying who had voted to avoid a repeat of Tasconesque shenanigans. Suddenly, TSJ decides that’s terribly suspicious.
Maybe it wasn’t a crack-up, maybe it was a setup.
Consider this: jorge Amorín, on La Hojilla, announced that the top number of votes the opposition could get could never exceed 1,230,000 votes…last Friday!
(Take the slider to 6:10.)
Which tells me…this was planned.
Update: My lector avispao writes in –
I found him in a website called NotiVargas where he’s identified as the candidate of the Comando Tricolor, but once again, he’s not on the ballot.
Chavez has sent a message: The New Tascon List will be made, even by force.
Update 2: Some reports suggest Velásquez Becerra was a MUD candidate for mayor in Chivacoa after all, but the municipality used paper ballots instead of electronic voting. Personally, I never heard of an entire municipio going to paper voting, but hey.
Update 3: Globovision has some detail.
Update 4: I’m going off to HCR’s proclamación to try to get more chismes.