Monday, July 5, 2010

Local elections in Mexico marred by violence, intimidation

But the vote went on , I just am Curious though , How many of the 15 to 20 Million Illegal Undocumented Aliens within the United States actually went to vote ?

Probably none of them , yet these are the same people that are screaming for a voice in The United States !

I know it is a Stupid Question , But It is a point non the less !

The LA Times
Far beyond the results themselves, Sunday's elections in nearly half the nation were a test of whether drug cartels have been able to so frighten voters that the very democratic process is threatened. Four of the states picking governors Sunday — Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Durango and Tamaulipas — are among the country's deadliest.

A number of polling stations did not open and scores of election workers, mainly in Tamaulipas, were afraid to show up. Some candidates cast ballots in body armor with guards in tow, and army patrols with heavy firepower were deployed in several states to protect voters.

In the violent border state of Chihuahua, four bodies were found hung Sunday morning from different bridges, an ominous, but increasingly common, message from drug traffickers. One was identified as a prison warden.

"We are very concerned about the violence and especially whether it stops people from going out to vote," Sen. Manlio Fabio Beltrones, a power broker within the PRI, told The Times.

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