“I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this - who will count the votes, and how.” - Josef Stalin (1923)
|"En Dictadura No Se Vota" translates to "In Dictatorship You Don't Vote"|
In a free society, one elects who will represent them, and one can petition their neighbors to vote for them and run for office. In a communist regime, one decides whether or not to suffer the consequences of not affirming the dictatorship by voting in an exercise in which there is no choice in representation. The Castro regime held what it called "municipal elections" on Sunday, November 27, 2022. Those in power made the decision about who would be selected before the public vote.
There was also a massive internet outage for over six hours on the eve of the election.
Massive #Internet disruption observed in #Cuba🇨🇺 with around 75% drop in traffic. @CloudflareRadar shows that the partial outage of more than six hours lasted between 05:00 and 11:30 UTC. Reasons are still not known.— Cloudflare Radar (@CloudflareRadar) November 26, 2022
The ASNs AS27725 and AS11960 were two of the most affected. pic.twitter.com/dqe0gL3sjP
Independent observers who wanted to monitor the vote were blocked from doing so, and some of them were placed under house arrest reported Marti Noticias today.
"#Cuba #YoNoVoto #MCR He was simply expelled by the president from the polling station, located at: Géné e / Cosío y Jerez, Cárdenas, MCR activist, Javier H Peraza.— Center for a Free Cuba (@cubacenter) November 27, 2022
Castroites whisk away independent electoral observation, due to large expected abstention, Cubans are empowered." https://t.co/RfoHjkIU34
No transparency, candidates vetoed by dictatorship, independent monitoring of the vote blocked, and disillusioned voters pressured to go vote in the polls to demonstrate their fidelity to the dictatorship.
These are not free elections for voters to select candidates that will represent them, but a vote imposed by the dictatorship that demonstrates a "revolutionary affirmation" for the communist regime.
It is an electoral fraud, and Cubans are tired of it. Even the regime's official numbers that are not independently verifiable are reflecting it.
TR @invntario #UPDATE #Cuba— John Suarez ن (@johnjsuarez) November 28, 2022
Voting 2017 | Voting 2022
2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Votes: 6,228,515 Votes: 4,491,863
% Votes: 72.86% % Votes: 53.79%
🚨 Official figures of a process without transparency that does not allow observers🚨 https://t.co/WhJXLXTAht
There has been a nonviolent effort to encourage Cubans not to take part in this electoral farce by various civil society actors. Below are two English translations of Tweets related to the ongoing fraudulent vote in Cuba.
T @carolinabferrer If you don't want to perpetuate the PCC farce vote:— John Suarez ن (@johnjsuarez) November 28, 2022
1. Don't attend.
2. If you attend, void the ballot & write FREE ELECTIONS.
3. Monitor the vote count at the constituency table.https://t.co/JLyvW58QBZ#IDontVote#IAnnul#NoMoreDictatorship#FreeElections https://t.co/raoN0tfKRk
T @CubaDecide Free and transparent elections for the Cuban people!— John Suarez ن (@johnjsuarez) November 28, 2022
Go to https://t.co/53L16OVzAW and support the initiative of a binding plebiscite for system change in Cuba.#SOSCuba #PatriaYVida #HomelandAndLife #FreedomForThePoliticalPrisoners#CubaIsADictatorship https://t.co/CDrwIat8EE