In light of the upcoming December 8 elections, where 2,792 local posts will be renewed by popular election, the main leaders of the political factors of the contest called to participation and guaranteed the reliability of the automated platform. The sole fact that they coincide is news in itself.
The current vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, expressed his trust in the authorities, the electoral system, and showed the commitment of the party to respect the results announced by the National Electoral Council, whatever they are.
On the other side, the opposing command has made an emphasis in promoting voting and trust in the electoral platform. The former presidential candidate and current governor of Miranda, Henrique Capriles Radonski, who leads this call, had already expressed his trust in voting machines in May this year. On that occasion, he assured that suffrage devices “did not steal the election from him” and that they are not related to electoral fraud in Venezuela.
In his defense of the automated electoral platform, Capriles Radonski assures: “… I tell our people and our public servants: neither the voting machines nor the fingerprint scanners tell who you vote for. Your vote is secret. It has been proven that voting machines or vote transmission do not change the votes.” Thus spoke the opposing leader on a video that is being distributed in social networks and whose first intention is to invite citizens to vote, to participate in citizen verification, and to work as witnesses of the electoral process.
Thus we can see how the Venezuelan opposition is directing its strategy towards calling to vote and avoiding absenteeism, and it does so by using the robustness of the automated voting platform Venezuela has nowadays.