Mexico: Contested Chiapas Elections

Both Octavio Islas and “Enigma” (ES) are worried that Aguilar's refusal to accept defeat will encourage state-level political discord much like presidential candidate Lopez Obrador's refusal to accept defeat has split the entire country. Al Giordano says that the elections were submersed in a whirlpool of fraud, instigated by both sides. Dave Pentecost notes that Lopez Obrador, unsurprisingly, supports a vote by vote recount in the state election. Finally, Matthew Shugart crunches the numbers.

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