What comes to mind when you think of fraudulent elections?
Prior to last year, you wouldn't have thought about the United States, would you? We are supposed to be the standard of democracy and that our system works.
But before last year, you probably would think about foreign countries where there are rulers who obviously are tyrants who must be elected through fraudulent means such as North Korea, Venezuela, Iran, etc.
But recently, another country recently had an election stolen and the citizens caught them doing it and it's all on video.
Video footage has surfaced showing that there was a van that was carrying what looks to be thousands of pre-marked ballots all voting for the socialist candidate, Luis Arce, who ended up winning the election.
Bolivia, a van carrying presidential election ballots is intercepted by civilians, showing the ballots already marked with a vote for the candidate and current Bolivian president Evo Morales pic.twitter.com/kITJjEkjbt
— Fung Koo (@FungKoo1) April 8, 2021
The presidential election in Bolivia was held in October 2020. On October 18, Luis Arce, Bolivia’s former Economics and Finance Minister, won the presidential election with 55% of the vote (BBC, 20 October 2020). As the MAS candidate, Arce’s victory meant that Bolivians chose to return Morales’ party to power after the 2019 crisis.
It's quite obvious to see how he won since it was caught on video. The question now will be what will they do about it?
One question that I do have though is when this video was taken. If the election happened 6 months ago, is this video from 6 months ago as well, or is it recent? Because just to be objective, the van alone with ballots after the election was held doesn't really prove anything, but it this van was intercepted at another time, that's a big deal.
What's really sad is that this is exactly what we saw happen in our own election. We literally saw multiple vans pull up to locations and unload ballots from vans and take them inside the area where ballots were counted.
Is this what we've become? Have we become just as bad as this nation? The answer is yes, we have. But will it remain that way, or will we be strong and vigilant enough to fight against this sort of fraud and fix our country?