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Literally empty polls in Chavez' Venezuela

Publius Pundit's A.M. Mora y Leon traveled to Caracas, Venezuela to observe the congressional elections first hand.

I'm blogging live from Caracas, and today I saw utterly empty polling stations, one after another...

She teamed up with Venezuelan blogger Miguel Octavio searching the city for voters. He has some telling pictures of empty polling places here and here.

Clearly, removing Hugo Chavez from power will be far more difficult (and costly) for Venezuelans than election abstention. But the apparent effect of the Venezuelans' displeasure (or, as Chavez claims, 'American meddling') is, nonetheless, worthy of note here.