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...OK, I guess what I mean is they won't "win" clean, but will "win" dirty. Are there perhaps different "shades" of fraud? Clientelism is a type of fraud (isn't it?) and has existed for decades; it exists across countries. It even exists here in my homeland (Puerto Rico), so you might as well argue that nobody has "won" an election anywhere.
"Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark." Cheyenne
Nothing about such tactics that I haven't heard for the past forty years. We were living in a small Mexican town during the last local elections and the fact that some parties would go to just about any length to secure a victory was more than evident. That all political parties would participate in fraudulent tactics stands to reason. Political power is money. Almost anything goes because there is no effective enforcement of election rules and law.
Consider the nasty tactics that both parties employ in the US, localize them for Mexico and bring them out into the open. That's politics in Mexico. Politics stinks period.
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