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Mon Jun 22, 2015, 12:55 PM

How some towns in Colombia have more registered voters than inhabitants

How some towns in Colombia have more registered voters than inhabitants
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 22, 2015 |

Almost 70 municipalities in Colombia curiously have more registered voters than inhabitants, electoral observers warned four months ahead of local elections.

The most prominent of towns is Envigado, a town bordering Medellin to the south and the former home of slain drug lord Pablo Escobar, who formed the “Office of Envigado” to turn the militias and neighborhood gangs in Medellin and Envigado into a hierarchical crime syndicate of gangs.

While Escobar has been dead for almost 22 years, his organization is alive and well and has major influence over the city’s economy and the region’s politics.

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The systematic corruption in Envigado stretches so far that corrupt politicians succeeded in registering 225,101 voters; Quite the electoral accomplishment for a town with no more than 217,000 inhabitants.

More:
http://colombiareports.com/how-some-towns-in-colombia-have-more-registered-voters-than-inhabitants/

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Mon Jun 22, 2015, 01:04 PM

1. Sounds like Ohio, circa 2004.

http://harpers.org/archive/2005/08/none-dare-call-it-stolen/

My guess is that those brave Colombian souls who try to blow the whistle end up like this gentleman: http://freepress.org/article/ghost-rigged-elections-past-new-revelations-death-michael-connell-0

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Mon Jun 22, 2015, 01:57 PM

2. So very glad to read your links.

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2000 Presidential election, Florida. 2004, Ohio.

What a shame.

Thank you, so much.

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