‘Rigged’: Chavez opponents call foul on Venezuela’s Maduro win; Capriles tweeted warning about fraud; Updated


Final vote count, according to CNE: Maduro 50.66% Capriles 49.07%

— Univision News (@UnivisionNews) April 15, 2013

You are kidding right WTF is up with this world. They rigged the elections in Venezuela so the socialist candidate could win… 😡😡😡

— Santiago Cubillos (@Santithegreat69) April 15, 2013

A monkey could tell that Venezuela’s elections are rigged…

— Gabriel Torres (@TorresGabriel) April 15, 2013

The “Chavista” won the presidential election in Venezuela by less by 1%…right it wasn’t rigged at allOh Chavez your spirit lives on

— Marco M (@Maruko_Antonio) April 15, 2013

The sulfur-infused spirit of the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez lives on. His hand-picked socialist heir and ruling party candidate Nicolas Maduro has reportedly won election with 51 percent of the vote.

Venezuela. Chávez Vive Para Siempre. 14Ab > #MaduroPresidente Resultados oficiales 50,66% [Opositor Capriles: 49,07%] twitter.com/Gaby___A/statu…

— Gabriela ✌ (@Gaby___A) April 15, 2013

The supporters of opposition candidate and Miranda state Governor Henrique Capriles smell a rat.

#Chavez prodigy, #Maduro allegedly wins #Venezuela election with 50.6% of votes. Classic socialist election fraud I smell. Go #Capriles

— Erick Crespo (@ErickMCrespo) April 15, 2013

The tally could’ve been 100% Capriles 0% Maduro, and it wouldn’t have mattered. FRAUD.

— Raw Will (@TheRealRawil) April 15, 2013

Capriles had tweeted earlier in the day about possible fraud.

El Gobiernito manda motorizados para amedrentar! Nadie se deje! Firmes! Que viva Venezuela! Siguen llegando resultados! Vamos!

— Henrique Capriles R. (@hcapriles) April 14, 2013

Alertamos al país y al mundo la intención de querer cambiar la voluntad expresada por el Pueblo!Hacer RT a este mensaje

— Henrique Capriles R. (@hcapriles) April 15, 2013

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Maduro campaign mgr Jorge Rodriguez calls Capriles tweet warning of possible fraud: “This is a provocation”

— William Neuman (@willieneuman) April 15, 2013

@defesanet @mahirzeynalov @vejaHenrique Capriles, presidential candidate, is warning about a possible fraud right now in #venezuela. RT

— Manuel Oropeza (@ManuelOropeza10) April 15, 2013

Demands for a recount are spreading across Twitter.

Many ppl on twitter are asking for a recount/audit of #Venezuela votes. And suspect fraud. Let’s see what Capriles says. cc @univisionnews

— manuel rueda (@ruedareport) April 15, 2013

The fate of Venezuela now rests on how Capriles responds. Oddities abound. Uncertainties moreso. Maduro does not want a full recount.

— Daniel Lansberg (@DLansberg) April 15, 2013

50.6% Maduro 49.?% Capriles #RECOUNT

— Charlene del Rosal (@Chachi_says) April 15, 2013

@akosinursesean Recount venezuela votes! Now! #VenezuelaVotes #Capriles vs #Maduro @caprilesglobal @caprilesdice

— Jonas Cabiles Soltes (@JournalistNow) April 15, 2013

Capriles. Do the Unexpected and speak up. Refuse to take this fraud. Fight.

— Carlos L Guerra (@GuerraGrr) April 15, 2013

Regardless of results of #Venezuela recount, Capriles landed major blow to Chavismo after 14 years of political and economic mismanagement.

— Raúl Gallegos (@raulegallegos) April 15, 2013

I know how Romney supporters feel now. Maduro beat Capriles 51%-49% for the Venezuelan Presidency. 😠😭

— Krista James (@krister_james) April 15, 2013

From what observers are saying about Maduro’s victory speech, it doesn’t seem like Chavez’s goons are reaching across the aisle any time soon.

maduro in his victory speech is talking about capriles as if he is scum. a leaders job is to unite a country. what is he thinking? #Fraud

— Stephen Hampton (@hampton_stephen) April 15, 2013

Nicolás Maduro knows opposing candidate @hcapriles is waiting for him to finish before speaking..that’s why speech goes on + on #Venezuela

— Gigi Graciette (@GigiGraciette) April 15, 2013

Um, #Maduro, Raul & Fidel are tired and want to go to bed, they want you to stop speaking now, OK? Buenas Noches Cuba Sur…#Castro owns VZ

— Jack D Bridges (@rocker_jdb) April 15, 2013

A la Castro and Chavez:

Nicolas Maduro speaking to supporters in Venezuela in a tracksuit?! twitter.com/weeddude/statu…

— Michael Rusch (@weeddude) April 15, 2013

Twitchy will update with any new developments and comments from Capriles.

Update: Capriles continued tweeting.

No hacerle caso al Dr.Loco que anda desesperado y derrotado!Siguen llegando resultados de todo el país,vamos Venezuela!

— Henrique Capriles R. (@hcapriles) April 15, 2013

Excelentes noticias llegan del Zulia!Que viva el Pueblo del Zulia! #VenezuelaSomosTodos

— Henrique Capriles R. (@hcapriles) April 15, 2013

Miranda,Miranda en nuestro corazón!Gracias a nuestro Pueblo Mirandino,acá revisando resultados,bravo!

— Henrique Capriles R. (@hcapriles) April 15, 2013

Bolívar!Que grande ese Pueblo que lleva el apellido del Padre de la Patria,bravo!!!

— Henrique Capriles R. (@hcapriles) April 15, 2013

Anzoátegui!Nueva Esparta!El oriente de nuestra Venezuela en la ruta del Progreso!Bravo!Gracias Madre Virgen del Valle

— Henrique Capriles R. (@hcapriles) April 15, 2013

Sigo recibiendo resultados de todo el país!Como cambiaron las cosas con el 7 de Octubre!Que viva el Bravo Pueblo Venezolano!

— Henrique Capriles R. (@hcapriles) April 15, 2013

Nadie caiga en las provocaciones y en la incitación a la confrontación del Doctor Loco perdido!Hoy hay un solo Pueblo ganador!

— Henrique Capriles R. (@hcapriles) April 15, 2013

Después que hable el CNE voy a hablarle a nuestro Pueblo

— Henrique Capriles R. (@hcapriles) April 15, 2013

Capriles is demanding a recount.

BREAKING: Venezuela opposition candidate says he won’t accept election result without recount.

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 15, 2013

Twitchy will continue to monitor this developing story and will update with further developments.

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