NGO Súmate rejects electoral body's decision on Venezuelan voters in Miami
In a press release, the NGO strongly recommended the board of the National Electoral Council (CNE) to think it over
In the opinion of Venezuelan NGO Súmate, the decision on Monday evening of the National Electoral Council (CNE) to relocate Venezuelan residents in Florida to the Consulate of New Orleans for them to cast their vote in the presidential election of October 7 is against Venezuelan laws.
In a communiqué, Súmate recounted that it had suggested the CNE to open a polling station in Miami. The CNE acknowledged service of the notice on Monday, June 25.
The NGO told the CNE board that an authorization only to the Consulate of New Orleans, to open a polling station in Florida would make provision for the constitutional right to vote of Venezuelan residents.
"Following this decision to relocate Venezuelans residents in the State of Florida in the Consulate of New Orleans, the CNE is hindering their right to vote."
The very early morning after the presidential election (April 15), both candidates requested the National Electoral Council (CNE) to conduct a full audit of the process: one, Henrique Capriles, because he asserts that the election results are different from the ones announced, and the other one, Nicolás Maduro, in order to clear any doubt regarding his victory, and to reinforce his political stance. Nevertheless, as it is already known, President Maduro changed his mind.