Dominican Republic`s Abinader looks set for first-round election win

JD Jones

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Like I said yesterday, The latest polls have Luis at over 60%, Leonel at 20% and Abel at 6%.
 
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SKY

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It was over before it started. Just needs to be official..............
 

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I hope people actually went to vote and didn’t just stay home thinking it was going to be a landslide.

Mr AE is grumbling because his voting place was arbitrarily switched from Atlantic City to Patterson. At least 2 hours away. Makes one wonder how/why that happens.
 

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I hope people actually went to vote and didn’t just stay home thinking it was going to be a landslide.

Mr AE is grumbling because his voting place was arbitrarily switched from Atlantic City to Patterson. At least 2 hours away. Makes one wonder how/why that happens.
How do they make that determination? I noticed Bob Saunders has a different place to vote than his wife, whom I presume lives with him. It doesn't make sense.
 

aarhus

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I hope people actually went to vote and didn’t just stay home thinking it was going to be a landslide.

Mr AE is grumbling because his voting place was arbitrarily switched from Atlantic City to Patterson. At least 2 hours away. Makes one wonder how/why that happens.
How many voting places do they set up in the US ? That must be quite expensive. Spain is also a place you hear about being important at their elections.
 
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I saw lots of $1000 pesos being passed around by a group of young men in the alley near a voting place early this morning. Wonder what that was about..🤨
They are buying votes, of course! Sometime they give the money to someone who will vote for the other party and in exchange for $$ they must hand over their cédula. In other words a no vote for the opponent is one more vote for the party of the person paying.

Other times the funds are thank you’s for loyal supporters.

Dirty politics and taking advantage of the poor and uneducated at its best.

Shame.
 

JD Jones

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There have been a few arrests reported for that reason. I hope they hold them for a while.
 

aarhus

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I think Omar Fernandez is elected senator. Some friends of mine there were supporting him and talking more about that.
 

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I hope people actually went to vote and didn’t just stay home thinking it was going to be a landslide.

Mr AE is grumbling because his voting place was arbitrarily switched from Atlantic City to Patterson. At least 2 hours away. Makes one wonder how/why that happens.
It happened to me in 2004 went they switched me from Club Paraíso to the Public Works Ministry HQ, but the reason for that was the sorry attempt at electoral fraud that the PPH attempted on that year. After much cajoling and annoyance, I managed to negotiate with the pld's JCE a relocation to the Claret school on the Churchill and Kennedy avenues' intersection, where I remain to this day.
 
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El Hijo de Manolo

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I hope people actually went to vote and didn’t just stay home thinking it was going to be a landslide.

Mr AE is grumbling because his voting place was arbitrarily switched from Atlantic City to Patterson. At least 2 hours away. Makes one wonder how/why that happens.
Yep that's a haul! Lots of good eats along the way though
 

AlterEgo

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Determined by where you lived (residential area) when you got your cedula.

He got his cedula in Santo Domingo. Then he voted for decades in Atlantic City. All the sudden they changed it to Patterson (election still held in AC, so it’s not that).
 

bachata

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Cuatro años más y después hablamos! 😃

Que viva nuestro presidente Luis Abinader.

JJ
 
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bachata

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