Mexico ready to vote, watchful for fraud

The Washington Post, 6/22/2012

Today, electoral regulators preside over an elaborate system of safeguards that have made stealing the presidency at the ballot box impossible, political analysts say. But they warn that the country’s July 1 election remains vulnerable to subtler forms of tampering and the shadowy influences of organized crime, along with some new twists on the old dirty tricks.

Electoral fraud in Mexico “is a thing of the past,” said Leonardo Valdes, Mexico’s top election official, in an interview.

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