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In Haiti, it’s the Obama-Clinton elections

Samuel Maxime


Story Highlights

  • American taxpayers paid $38 million for elections in Haiti, more than four times the cost in similar countries
  • The Bill and Hillary Clinton duo in Haiti brought a democracy of 5,000 elected officials in 2010, to a totalitarian regime ruled by one, in 5 years
  • The actions of the Obama administration with its close Caribbean neighbor compromises U.S. credibility in the Middle East and around the world
  • The Obama-Clinton foreign policy record is the worst in the history of the United States

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( – In Haiti, the electoral council is the Barack Obama administration’s. So are the elections and their results. To prove it, for months the people of Haiti have been rejecting an exclusive, unfair and corrupt electoral process. Obama pushed forward with it.

The Haitian people have rejected the August 9, 2015 elections that resulted from said process. Candidates have been jailed and protesters have been shot over it. Even the U.S. Embassy in Haiti has recognized that “many” Haitians are calling for the resignation of the electoral council. But their voices will not be heard. Because although it is “Haiti’s elections”, it is not what the Haitian people want that counts.

The Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton foreign policy has been an immense failure globally but in Haiti it gets immoral, if not criminal. Their actions in this hemisphere, towards this small neighboring and destitute island, affect the U.S. moral right and credibility to lead in resolving issues around the world as Russian President Vladimir Putin will look to make the case for his country’s leadership in Syria and the Middle East.

A Long Time and Still Waiting

This is Haiti’s first election in five years and all Haitians want fair, inclusive and credible elections. Tens of thousands protested in the streets of Haiti, sometimes for days on end, throughout the past five years for elections. Today, the Obama administration wants the world to believe that these people, who come from a people who, not too long ago, gave their blood and lives for democracy would register a voter turnout of an abysmal 18%. Local and international observers, independent of the Obama-Clinton electoral council, estimate the turnout to really have been 4-5%. This is what the Obama administration calls “acceptable”.

The low turnout was simply due to thugs, the same ones then-Senator John Kerry criticized in a 1994 New York Times oped. The thugs are in and out of power in Haiti and are brash, self-proclaimed, “bandi legal”, which means legal bandits. They ran a campaign of intimidation, vandalism and ballot stuffing to destroy the vote in at least 45% of voting centers across the country according to local human rights and observation organization data.

Haiti Elections and Aftermath
The organizers of Mouvement Tet Kale (MTK), who were paid $100,000 by USAID for the 2010 elections riots, would later, in 2012, face aggression from their workers who were promised compensation for these riots.

These are the same groups, Mouvement Tet Kale (MTK), that the Obama administration gave $100,000 to, via the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to organize the December 7, 2010 riots that hit major cities in the country. This year, the same groups, with violence and complicity from institutions under the control of a totalitarian government, all voters in the most populous and most disenfranchised communes, such as Cite Soleil, were eliminated from participating in the vote.

Obama is feeding corruption with taxpayer money

The cost to the American taxpayer for the Obama-Clinton elections in Haiti are $38 million. According to the former U.S. Ambassador Pamela White, $25 million of it was in cash. Notwithstanding the fact that Haiti could pay for its own elections, is that the cost of Haiti’s elections for the American taxpayer is more than four times the price of better and more credible elections in Africa. Rwanda, for example, which has a population slightly greater than Haiti’s paid $8 million for a much better process.

Citizens kneel to vote in the Obama-Clinton elections in Haiti
Americans paid, $38 million, more than four times the cost for elections of better quality in other countries. Where did the money go?

Where did the money go? In the price of corruption. The President of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), Pierre Louis Opont, made an admission on July 3, 2015, saying that as Director General of the 2010 CEP, Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff at the State Department, Cheryl Mills, changed election results that ultimately put the current president, a raunchy musician and admitted crack user, Michel Martelly, into power. Opont, and the electoral council are on the hot seat and their services do not come cheap.

The Clinton plan was to withhold elections, force the end of mandates of the legislature, all local government seats and eventually gain control of the judiciary. They have succeeded in that. Haiti went from a democracy of 5,000 elected officials nation wide to a totalitarian regime ruled by one drug-abusing man.

It is by these means that the Clintons, former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation were able to siphon off more than $10 billion in earthquake donations for their friends, their foundation donors and campaign/PAC supporters. It is by the collapse of the Haitian State that mining contracts and land acquisition from Port-au-Prince to the rural zones could be made by Clinton cronies, including Hillary’s brother, who got a sweetheart deal on the country’s first mining contract in decades.

Scenes from voting centers in Haiti, August 9, 2015. The politicized Haitian National Police and UN Peacekeeping force were lax in maintain order and securing democracy in Haiti.
Scenes from voting centers in Haiti, August 9, 2015. The politicized Haitian National Police and UN Peacekeeping force were lax in maintaining order and securing democracy in Haiti, as their mission claims.

There is an electoral process taking place that the Haitian people reject and will continue to reject. The Obama administration seems unable or unwilling to unravel the Clinton money-siphoning machine that is established there. So therefore they are not only funding but controlling and supporting to the end an election that will seat what is overwhelmingly being called the most corrupt legislature in Haitian history. The 50th Legislature.

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About The Author

Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.