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Believe The Miami Herald?

By Alvaro F. Fernandez
Progresso Weekly
December 15, 2005

Democracy in South Florida is in shambles. I base my statement on a Miami Herald editorial last week which said that a turnout of 25 percent in a recent election “demonstrates a lack of confidence” in the system from citizens.

The editorial published Wednesday, December 7th, was critical of the Venezuelan electoral situation. Upon reading it, my first reaction was, What about our elections right here in this country? Better yet, right here in the Miami area?

“Victory tainted by abstention at polls – Lack of confidence in Venezuela’s electoral system,” said The Miami Herald headline. Their editorial was based on the fact that 75% of voters did not turn out for a recent election in Venezuela.

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