Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Calderon or Obrador?

Close to seventy people from all over the world sat in the sun in front of the nickel porch at Monticello yesterday and became citizens of the U.S. The level of their intention is impressive. They followed the law. After the ceremony they were able to register to vote.

Meanwhile, down in Mexico, the tally in the closest presidential election ever is being recounted. About 402,000 votes separate Felipe Calderon and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

I am unfamiliar with Mexico's absentee balloting procedure. Did the citizens of Mexico here in the U.S. vote in the Mexican presidential election? Would it make a difference if they participated in politics at home instead of voting with their feet?



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