Apr 09, 2020 Letters
I applaud those speaking up including Mr. Gouveia and the Private Sector Commission making their voices known concerning the conclusion of the election process through a transparent televised process. The PSC is an engine of growth and is a powerful voice representing some major economic foundations of the country. The continued impasse of an illegal government defeated at the No Confidence Vote since December 18, 2018 and walloped at the March 2 election, squatting in power, hurts the business community and affects the jobs of thousands of workers. I would have been disappointed if the PSC was not speaking out.
In the matter of the PNC-GECOM axis of evil with Police support working to steal the elections in front of the faces of the whole world, there is no neutrality. There is one and only one culprit in this matter and it is this axis. This is not a problem created by both the PPP and PNC. The singular issue is the PNC working hard to rig and steal PPP votes and not wanting to give up power. The PPP is the victim, not the perpetrator.
Let’s get our facts straight. We are not doing a recount. That is misleading. We are doing a count and a recount. The Region 4 count was not finished, so we still need to count the reminder of the boxes using the real SOPs. The other nine Regions and 45% of Region 4 were completed and no party had any issues, so I don’t understand why we need to recount those. That only prolongs the national agony and trauma and creates more opportunities for more PNC delaying tactics and vexatious, frivolous shenanigans. With every day of delay, the PNC gets a chance to give away more land, spend and steal more money and continue their crookish ways. Already, Alexander, a rabid Burnhamite who dominates the Chair and GECOM, is calling for an audit, not just a recount. Now, if the PNC had won, why would they want an audit and not a quick process so they can form the government? PNC people are shameless. The call for an audit should be nipped in the bud.
A televised count/recount is inadequate unless these other conditions are also present. All the contesting parties need a joint position and must fight to have these included as conditions:
1. Lowenfield, Myers and Mingo must not be involved. Representatives of the contesting parties must be allowed to attend. Foreign and local observers must be allowed, and “virus” excuses must not be used to bar or reduce the number of stakeholders from being present; 2. Party reps must be allowed to verify the SOPs being presented as authentic as they are being presented; 3. The counting process must be transparent and open with observers being close to the action and be able to see and hear what is going on. You have to watch them like a hawk; 4. The parties must ask for the media to be present and televise the count; 5. An observer or two must be sitting next to the person calling out the numbers to make sure the correct numbers are being given; 6. The ballots must be held up or shown on a clear screen where the numbers are readable and noticeable, in a slow pace, not rushed through; 7. All observers and representatives present must be able to take pictures; phones and recording devices must not be prohibited; 8. Parties must have the right to make objections as they happen and objections must be resolved before moving forward with the count; 9. The Chair must be present to make rulings pertaining to the count and move the process forward. Lowenfield is not an honest broker; 10. Lowenfield, Myers and Mingo, and those who produced the fake “rigsheets” with fraudulent numbers must be banned from coming near to 5 miles within the building; 11. Foreign embassies must be invited as observers.
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