Venezuela: Key Chavista Reveals Electoral Fraud that Maintained Maduro in Power
General Hugo Carvajal has alleged that Carlos Quintero was able to manipulate election results at will, stealing elections from the Venezuelan opposition.
General Hugo Carvajal, a key Chavista who rebelled against Nicolás Maduro, has released a bombshell allegation that explains how the dictatorship stole presidential elections to perpetuate itself in power.
The letter, published on Twitter, reveals that the first lady, Cilia Flores or the powerful Chavista Diosdado Cabello had “the power” to order altered results in Venezuela.
A propósito del acuerdo en rechazo al fraude electoral del 20 de mayo del 2018 que se discute en la Asamblea Nacional el día de hoy: pic.twitter.com/7NzNXGmSLB
— Hugo Carvajal (@hugocarvajal4f) May 21, 2019
Carlos Quintero, was the second in command at Venezuela’s electoral headquarter, the National Electoral Council (CNE). “A call from Cilia or Diosdado would be enough to alter the results at our convenience,” he allegedly said in 2017 to Carvajal.
Carvajal, who is currently imprisoned in Spain on drug trafficking charges, addressed the letter to the National Assembly of Venezuela and the international community, accusing Carlos Quintero Cuevas, as one of the main architects of electoral theft.
Quintero was an associate of Carvajal in the Directorate of Military Intelligence where he worked as head of Computing at the Communications Directorate; later he was sent to the National Electoral Council (CNE) to perpetrate the biggest electoral fraud in the history of Venezuela.
Carvajal explains that Quintero had full and direct access to the electoral results “even before the officials” of the CNE.
“Between 2004 and 2012, Carlos Quintero was the first person to know the preliminary results of each election, I was the second and President (Hugo) Chávez the third,” Carvajal revealed in the letter.
Among his revelations, he states that the disputed elections between Henrique Capriles Radonski and Nicolás Maduro were tilted by “mechanisms that are not transparent, or impartial, and can be manipulated.”
Carvajal explains that in 2017 the electoral mega-fraud of the illegitimate National Constituent Assembly took place, and was orchestrated by Carlos Quintero on the orders of Nicolás Maduro.
In November of 2017 Quintero was sanctioned by the United States and all his assets and accounts there were frozen; he was charged with being an accomplice to the electoral fraud that kept Maduro in power.
Who is Carlos Quintero, the person responsible for electoral fraud in Venezuela?
According to Eugenio Martínez, a journalist specializing in electoral issues, “all the technical decisions of the CNE” pass through Quintero’s hands.
Parte de mi presentación con los amigos de @avencopol "¿Cómo renovar al CNE?" No se trata solo de los 5 rectores principales, sino de los tres suplentes incorporados. En total 8 rectores. Que la oposición tenga presencia en la JNE y en Registro es vital para la transparencia pic.twitter.com/AXBlNpALQ7
— Eugenio G. Martínez (@puzkas) December 15, 2017
Quintero is part of the National Electoral Board because he is the first substitute of the Chavista rector, Sandra Oblitas. Most of the operative decisions of the organization pass through their hands, from the definition of the audits to the voting system to the different signature review protocols for the processes.
According to the website El Pitazo, in practice, Carlos Quintero is the second most powerful official after the principal rector Tibisay Lucena.
He graduated from the University of Los Andes, where he graduated as Systems Engineer, and in 1998 he began training to become an army officer.
In August of 2017, before the presidential elections were held, the regime of Nicolás Maduro “experimented” with the election of the National Constituent Assembly, and invented millions of votes.
For the first time in the history of Venezuela, Smartmatic, the technology company in charge of electronic voting, revealed that the elections in Venezuela were manipulated, to the point of not being able to guarantee the results offered by the CNE. The company cited discrepancies between figures that the system yielded and the announced result.
Carvajal’s revelation is damning proof that Carlos Quintero is the architect of the electronic fraud that has perpetuated Maduro in power, against the will of the Venezuelan people.