Leftist Screens Videos He Says Prove Fraud in Mexico Vote
by Ginger Thompson
Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2006 by the New York Times
MEXICO CITY - On the morning after his campaign filed a legal challenge to last week’s presidential elections, the leftist candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, stepped up his public campaign against the vote, screening two videos that he said proved the election was flawed.
One video showed what he described as a voter in President Vicente Fox’s home state of Guanajuato illegally stuffing a ballot box in the race for Congress.
Supporters of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, presidential candidate for the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), cheer at a rally to protest against the result of last weekend's election in Mexico City's Zocalo square July 8, 2006. (Jorge Silva/Reuters)
The other video, he said, showed that election officials in the state of Querétaro had wrongly given his conservative opponent, Felipe Calderón, 200 more votes than he had actually won at one polling station.
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