Thursday, July 20, 2017

Electoral Council finds signs of massive fraud operation

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Samuel Maxime

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CEP Opont

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – In 296 pwosevebals (PVs) put aside by the Vote Tabulation Center after the October 25, 2015 elections, fraud warranting a greater investigation were found.

Communique de Presse #92
Communique de Presse #92

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, the President of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) released a press note saying it had found fraud. Votes using false identification numbers were found. Forged signatures of voting center managers and inconsistent calculations were among a slew of others.

CEP President Pierre Louis Opont wrote of 296 verbal processes that were put aside for tabulation errors, blips that come up a the CTV during the process of counting. These alerts are usually caused by having an excessively greater number of voters than assigned to a voting center.

Notes suggest that out of 1,600 blips, these 296 were quarantined by a council of lawyers who did the reviews. The identities and selection of these lawyers deciding on the validity or invalidity of votes has not been disclosed. Human rights observers believe the lack of transparency here compromises the integrity of the process.

Greater Investigation Elusive

The CEP has not been cooperative with political parties, candidates and observers’ requests for an investigation into the countless allegations of massive fraud. The ruling party, PHTK, is most attributed to these claims.

All, among the top 10 presidential candidates, have called for an investigation that goes beyond the CEP, whom they feel has been particularly lax to President Michel Martelly and allies to commit violence, massive fraud and exploitation to ascend his protege, Jovenel Moise, to the presidency.

The sense among the Haitian population is that a totalitarian regime, with full powers of dictatorship, should not have been expected to be participant and administrator of general elections in a country. It can’t be done in Syria, can’t be done in Haiti.

Seemed a no-brainer to Haitian-Americans who began protesting in Washington D.C. and Miami, Wednesday. for U.S. President Barack Obama to end the propping up and support for the Tet Kale regime in Haiti.

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About The Author

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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.