Last week, Jennifer McCoy the Director of the Americas Center for The Carter Center went to Venezuela to observe that country’s presidential election. According to lefty website dailycensored.com just a day before the election McCoy claimed that Venezuela’s electronic voting system was “the most comprehensive (she’s) seen in the world.” In fact she pre-certified the election by saying that post-election audits “never had any significant discrepancy between the paper receipts and the electronic system.”
But now there are widespread and credible allegations of fraud and the Venezuelan government won’t allow a recount. In fact the government has taken violent actions against protesters killing and injuring many. All of this is occurring while the Venezuelan military is burning ballot boxes (photo from TheRealCuba.com)
And what does the Carter Center have to say about it? Nothing despite McCoy’s presence there.
It’s time to call a spade a spade and say that The Carter Center political cover to leftwing tyrants who want to maintain a patina of Democratic legitimacy.
The Carter Center did in fact issue a press release yesterday calling for “mutual recognition and dialogue in Venezuela.” The press release ends by saying, “The Carter Center will not present an evaluation of the overall electoral process.” Of course not, your Americas director already pre-certified it before a ballot was cast.