Guyana Elections: Are 460’035 votes cast in the 2020 general elections credible? – Opinion

Are 460’035 votes cast in the 2020 general elections credible?

  Letter to the Editor – By Andre Brandli, PhD

I am a politically neutral observer of Guyanese and Swiss decent residing abroad. In response to the Caribbean Court of Justice decision of yesterday, I would like to draw attention to an obvious discrepancy, which remains unaddressed even after the CARICOM supervised recount.

According to the unofficial recount numbers, 460’035 valid votes were cast in the 2020 elections last March. Given my own assessment, we can expect about 477’910 eligible voters to be living in Guyana. These are adults, 18 years and older, which constitute about 62.3% of the Guyanese population[1]. My calculations are based on an estimated population of 782’766 for 2019[2]. The foreign population is about 2%[3] or 15’655, which would result in 767’111 Guyanese citizens living in Guyana. 62.3% or 477’910 Guyanese citizens would be of voting age.  Hence, with 477’910 eligible voters living in Guyana and 460’035 votes cast in the 2020 general elections, the voter turnout would be 96.3%. This is rather unrealistic for the many reasons and uncommon in liberal democracies.       

In fact, the voter turnout for the 2020 elections was reported to be 72.58%[4]. With 477’910 eligible voters, one would expect that 346’867 votes were cast. This would indicate that an excess of 112’168 votes were found in the ballot boxes. Alternatively, if the number of 460’035 votes tabulated in the recount were indeed all valid and genuine, one would have to postulate a resident population of more than 1 million in Guyana. There is however no credible evidence in support of the latter notion.

One could argue that the 112’000 excess votes could be accounted to Guyanese living abroad, who returned to Guyana to participate in the elections. In theory, this would be possible given that several hundred thousand Guyanese are living in the US, Canada, and the UK[5].However, I doubt it for logistical reasons. One would need 560 plane flights (with 200 passenger on board) to bring these people within a couple of weeks to Guyana prior to the elections. In addition, most of them would have to find temporary accommodation in the Georgetown metropolitan area. In my opinion, Guyanese abroad returning to vote in the 2020 general elections would amount at best for some few thousand extra voters.

In summary, the number of 460’035 votes cast appears to be unrealistically high and there is presently no rational explanation why this should be correct. In my opinion, we can only speak of fair, credible, and transparent elections, if they are conducted on the basis of a validated list of eligible voters living in Guyana on Election Day. This precondition has not been met for the 2020 elections.

I therefore believe that the 2020 general elections have to be annulled and a caretaker government needs to take over to prepare for new elections in 2021 on the basis of an updated and validated voter registry. I am however not sure whether the Guyanese constitution allows for this type of a solution.

Andre Brandli, PhD

Professor of Molecular Pathophysiology

University of Munich, Germany

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Sources:

[1]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Guyana

[2] https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/guyana-population/

[3] https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SM.POP.TOTL.ZS

[4] https://www.electionguide.org/countries/id/93/

[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guyanese_people

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Comments

  • the only  On July 9, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    JUST ASKING, BRANDLI DID YOU KNOW OF THESE NUMBERS BEFORE MARCH 7th 2020.

    • brandli62  On July 10, 2020 at 8:36 am

      No, I didn’t. I started to look at the numbers after the CARICOM observed recount and the provisional numbers became known in the media. See for example reference 5 in the letter. Given the chaos after the March vote count, I was advocating for a careful recount under international supervision. To my satisfaction, this finally happened in June.

  • Clyde Duncan  On July 9, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    Dr J. wrote:

    Others have said this and in fact presented much more statistical information to demonstrate that there was widespread fraud in the ballot boxes.

    GECOM has not been doing its job properly to adequately demonstrate this fraud and point to the possible perpetrators. A forensic audit will easily show which Regions have the bulk of this fraud.

    • Dave F  On July 10, 2020 at 10:03 am

      You don’t need a forensic audit to check for the folks who committed fraud in the guyanese elections. I”m probably 4,000 miles away and I or any sane fair minded person could tell you who did it. Let’s start with Mingo, Vulgar Lawrence, Lowenfield and every other member of the top echelon of the PNC…..After that if you want to continue, then you can start to investigate the fictitious dead voters and the hundred of thousands of Guyanese who sneaked back into the country secretly to vote for the PPP then sneaked back out. It’s embarresing just listening to you guys.

  • Clyde Duncan  On July 9, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    de Castro wrote:

    THAT is HOG SHIT analysis.

    Just about all his numbers are estimates except the numbers of votes counted.

    The suckers are trying to rig the bloody election from DAY ONE We all know what has transpired in recounts etc.

    And for this Phd to use Pure estimates to come to a conclusion is educated dishonesty.

    Let me be blunt .. if the tables were turned and it was the PPP trying to stay in power illegally,the City of Georgetown would be burning today in fact long before today.

    You lost the election ..get to hell out and figure what went wrong for next election

  • Clyde Duncan  On July 9, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    de Freitas wrote:

    All those returning Guyanese would have had to return by sea as the airline industry was basically shut down during this time due to the COVID-19 virus.

  • Rb  On July 9, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Some Guyanese in the country ( not the overseas rich Guyanese in castles or the distinguished scholars) barely have food in their bellies tonight and to suggest to find another $8B ( or more due to inflation) to do over an election due to one man’s incompetence is absurd. GECOM preparation for an election should be ongoing and all of the above as per the letter to the Editor should have been captured before March 2. In some countries an election is called within 6 weeks and by election night at midnight the winner is announced. Guyana is the only country who prepares for an election only when the date is announced. This is what you get for bestowing $8B with people who are followers with the calibre of a group who do not know if 33 > 32.or what “more votes cast ” means. Since March 3 after the winner would have been announced, GECOM should be ready for another election…GECOM should be prepared all the time.

    • Mike Persaud  On July 9, 2020 at 10:30 pm

      GECOM should be abolished, totally disgraceful, totally corrupt.

      Right now they had better watch their steps because sooner or later those steps could lead them all the way to a smelly, urine-stained, darkened Guyanese jail cell.

      MP

    • William  On July 10, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      $8B is nothing to spend to fix the irregularities discovered during the voting in these elections and bring about “real” closure in order to move Guyana forward. It will be money well spent and God knows more than that amount has been wasted in the past. Let’s bring true democracy back to Guyana. Caretaker government needs to be put in place, voters list must be redone and new elections called. Then and only then will Guyanese know who the legitimate winner is and can go ahead and form a government. America and the rest of the world, including the Caribbean region, need to stop trying to influence this election and fix your own problems. We know all of you looking for something but go find it elsewhere.

      • ramnsat  On July 15, 2020 at 8:43 am

        Hey Willie:
        It kinda seemed to me that all the parties who contested the elections inherently agreed to these rules and were fully aware of what they were doing.

        Also, why are all the other parties who contested the election, on the same page, except one?

        It’s like kids cricket, where we agreed where the boundary line is, but suddenly disagree when our shot falls short.

        Having said all this , I do not disagree that the parameters need to be fully established and all parties sign off to what they are undertaking, before the elections.

        As a prerequisite though, all Guyana must wake up to the current rhetoric, what seems to me like that of the 60’s, 70’s – that continues to divide us as a people. Not one commentary, not one critic, not one political response, is without polarized paradigm.

        Where are the children of Guyana? We all need to lead us out of this….

  • Dave F  On July 10, 2020 at 12:14 am

    You should stick to Molecular Pathophysiology. Your PNC lost and no bull crap assessment in an effort to stay in power will help them at this point. You guys have tried every dirty trick in the book and are now out of options. So you want to annual one of the most free and fair elections ever held in Guyana. Go away, cause it’s going to be a very long time before you taste power again…

    • Curtis  On July 10, 2020 at 12:53 pm

      First off it’s the APNU government. Furthermore I will take the logistics presented by a PHD in any subject over a ignorant rant produced by a feeble brain.

    • Mike Persaud  On July 10, 2020 at 3:56 pm

      The advertising of someone’s alleged credentials does cannot annul his flawed reasoning or arguments.

      Credentials are not an antidote to ludicrosity. There are millions of brilliant people who, due to unfortunate circumstances beyond their control, never had the opportunity to attend so-called institutions of higher learning. Yet they can take the ones with ‘credentials’ to the cleaners.

      Dave, your statement is factual and powerful and it will naturally make truth-deniers uncomfortable. Please don’t be

      Quite frankly, I do not ascribe allegiance to any political party or ideology. All that matters to me is that the will of the people is upheld. That is called democracy. The opposite is called dictatorship.

      All independent observers of the March elections speak with one voice that APNU+AFC lost. So, why are they still defying the will of the people more than four months later? Why are they tenaciously clinging on against what is just and right?

      If the PPP/C had lost the election, my comment would be exactly the same. Let the will of the electorate stand. It should never be denied.

      Under normal circumstances, the results of an election are known hours after the pools are closed. The loser then graciously concedes. What is going in our Guyana is not normal. It is downright disgraceful and embarrassing and it must end. The world is watching in consternation!

      MP

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On July 10, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    I have had to lead this Dumbo, Brandi, a few times, couple weeks ago so to have him understand the various legislations, court rulings and GECOM decisions, Uncertified H-2-H enumeration, etc, etc,. which impact of the current electoral lists.

    His math modelling, if we can call it that, based strictly on number estimates is ignorantly incomplete!

    He won’t have made it through my Computer-Math (Numeric and non-Numeric) undergrad modelling classes.

    Also, EVERYONE ENTERING THE ELECTION KNEW AHEAD OF TIME OF THE LIST”S PROBABLE DEFICIENCIES. As I said before you can’t enter a game of cards knowing the pack is not ‘all there’ and when you lose you cry foul. Any school kid can tell you that. You don’t need a PHD.

    ………….
    What “logistics presented by a PHD”? Do you understand the meaning of the word ” logistics” ?
    No wonder you are impressed by whatever a “PHD” . No brains of your own.

    VNM

    • Mike Persaud  On July 10, 2020 at 4:54 pm

      Agreed!

    • Curtis  On July 10, 2020 at 5:32 pm

      I would expect nothing less from a wanna be intellectual. Anyone who can belittle someone who is by far more educated than you are is nothing but a piece of something that I would scrape off the bottom of my shoe. It’s best to keep your words soft and sweet because you never know when you’ll have to eat them.

    • Mike Persaud  On July 10, 2020 at 7:03 pm

      That Brandi fellow is a nuisance. He seldom makes sense. Just ignore him!

      And Guyanese Online should remain neutral and not pick sides – be like an umpire.

      MP

      • William  On July 10, 2020 at 8:48 pm

        So let me get this straight MP…..to allow someone to comment who has a different opinion from the Gallery is looked at as taking a side? Well I will use a popular British expression and tell you to DO ONE!!!

      • Curtis  On July 10, 2020 at 10:46 pm

        Why is he a nuisance? Don’t you feel he has a right to voice an opinion or is that only reserved for the likes of you and the “real nuisance” on this Blog. The mere fact that he’s getting under your skin must mean he’s on to something.

  • guyaneseonline  On July 10, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    VDM:

    Here you go again. Attacking the commentator personally.
    Do onto others… Please.

    If you have a problem with his math or sources then state what they are… or /and submit other arguments.
    That is what I expect from you, based on your submissions and in-depth responses on various subjects.

    Why are you attacking him personally and making fun of his PhD qualifications?
    Truly not necessary.
    I do not think you like persons mocking your BA degree.
    I expect more intelligent responses from you. Where are the errors in the “logistics” presented? Or where are they “ignorantly incomplete.”
    Your input and explanations will be welcome as they will help us all to understand why the bloated voter lists were not a problem.

    Thank you.
    Cyril Bryan
    Moderator

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On July 10, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    CYRIL
    I regret calling him DUMBO. But you are very selective whom you go after;

    Seem to be out to pick a fight with me here.

    Others berate me and my ancestry but you refuse to see tha.
    t
    You use the word “again”. Now I challenge you to bring out from your immense data base where I have called people names.

    First of all, beyond my BA(Hons, Economics with minors in Management Sciences, eg Probability/Statistical and Math modelling) I hold a CMA-CPA.

    I have done courses on Computer-Math modelling and he clearly is unqualified in that area.

    I gave a hint where he has failed – to take account of :
    “various legislations, court rulings and GECOM decisions, Uncertified H-2-H enumeration, etc, etc,. which impact of the current electoral lists”

    In fact, this is not the first he has posted this poor analysis of the list. Look back you will see at least 6 other times.

    I even wrote some time ago that I was patiently helping him to understand where he was weak, but I gave up as he seem not to care.
    It is not for me to educate him on his failing. And, his PhD obviously isn’t adequate to deal with the modelling reqd.

    Last of all here is a definition of “logistics” (which you also don’t seem to know), otherwise you won’t criticize me on the word.

    Here is Merriman-Webster’s
    lo·gis·tics | \ lō-ˈji-stiks
    , lə- \
    Definition of logistics
    1 : the aspect of military science dealing with the procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military matériel, facilities, and personnel
    2 : the handling of the details of an operation the logistics of a political campaign

    Show the readers where in what he had done that displays any of the above
    VedaNM

  • wally n  On July 10, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Guys Guys please stop the pissing contest..chamber pot…might over flow and the problem still remains.

    • William  On July 10, 2020 at 8:54 pm

      Wally the person doing the pissing is Veda. Maybe he has a weak bladder.

  • wally n  On July 10, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Just me…OK why can’t you as a group work together and submit suggestion(s) to the Government that may help. Obvious, the ability is there, the problem probably might be, the old Guyanese.W I elephant, everyone wants to drive the bus.
    I read in the papers every day, people constantly making comments, usually negative, just think of the headline “BRILLIANT MEMBERS OF WEBSITE SAVE GUYANA”

  • Tata  On July 11, 2020 at 12:07 am

    A Brilliant analysis of Guyana’s ‘election numbers’ game Dr Brandi!
    Notably and extremely puzzling, that in spite of the exodus of SO many Guyanese to North America, Guyana continues to have an population explosion during an election season….in favor of ONE party. VERY strange!

    • Mike Persaud  On July 11, 2020 at 12:26 am

      Who is Brandi?

      Soon, Guyanese will be reaching for real brandy to cool off their nerves if this fraudulent soap opera doesn’t end. The whole world is laughing at this banana republic.

      MP

      • William  On July 11, 2020 at 8:07 am

        Who laughs last, laugh best!!!!

      • Yasmin  On July 11, 2020 at 9:07 am

        We know who Brandii is. My question is who are you?

      • Mike Persaud  On July 11, 2020 at 10:38 am

        Some of you don’t know how gullible and stupid you are. Any fool can go on the Internet and write a letter and attach a title behind it you’d buy it. That is how the world is, people use a title as a prop and foolish people buy it.

        The proof is in the pudding as the saying goes. I don’t care what school you went to. A lot of stupid people went to school and got ‘credentials’. There is a very stupid, egomaniacal man in Washington who labels himself a “stable genius “ when everyone else knows he’s crazy and intellectually stunted.

        It is not important what title you claim you have, it is what you have to say and do things that matters. Smart people don’t need to tell you how smart they are, it should be obvious.

        Anyone who thinks that APNU+AFC won the March 2?elections is not an honest person.

        At this time in our history, it is virtually impossible for Granger and his gang of thugs to get away with electoral fraud in Guyana and in the Hemisphere.

        As to who I am, I am fairly confident that I’m your intellectual superior. I I’m also confident that I will whip your behind in any given discipline at any time and any place and I don’t need to attach a title behind my name to distract you.

        MP

      • Georgy Porgy  On July 11, 2020 at 11:26 am

        Yes Mikey…..ask the idiot that Jagdeo putting up for President about falsely claiming his credentials. You don’t know how stupid you sound with that last comment. We here know all about Ali and he bogus BA. Now there’s a man who can buy his way through a University degree all the way to the University of the West Indies and we know how they always cash strapped. I’m 100% certain that Brandii earned his Doctorate. What are your credentials? I’m sure folks on this Blog would be interested to know.

      • Mike Persaud  On July 11, 2020 at 11:44 am

        Just in…

        Lowenfield just proved the point. He failed to show up for the 11:00 a.m. meeting with Claudette Singh.

        What next?

        MP

        P.S.: Ok Claudette, the ball is now in your court.

      • Georgy Porgy  On July 11, 2020 at 12:01 pm

        Well good for you. The long and short of it is, except for your compadres nobody cares about what you have to say in regard to this election. But you continue to follow your “just in” news releases. Hope at some point you get the news you’re hoping for and that gut feeling in your stomach does not actually become a reality. You will be needing something stronger than Brandy. Now KISS OFF!!!

    • Mike Persaud  On July 11, 2020 at 12:30 pm

      It is now incumbent upon GECOM Chairwoman, Claudette Singh, to declare the winners of the March 2 General Election. Failing that, the PPP/C should declare victory and commence the process of transition to office.

      Once this has been accomplished, the first order of business of the new, duly-democraticall- elected government of the Republic of Guyana is to secure warrants for the immediate arrests of Lowenfield, Granger, Mingo and all the other participants involved in the attempted scheme to steal the election.

      MP

      • Georgy Porgy  On July 11, 2020 at 12:39 pm

        You’re a real comedian. Let dem try dat nah?

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On July 11, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    BREAKING NEWS.!!!! KN (1 hr ago)
    Lowenfield gives Commission new report not reflecting recount results

    LOWENFIELD DIDN’T TURN UP BUT SENT REPORT GIVING APNU+AFC the WIN

    SO, BRANDI WHAT DO YOU TO ABOUT THIS?
    DOES YOUR ESTIMATES/PROJECTIONS AGREE WITH LOWENFIELD’S ?

    VNM

    • Yvonne-K  On July 11, 2020 at 1:08 pm

      So now you’re asking Brandii for an opinion after you insulted him in no uncertain terms. Didn’t you have it all figured out Math Wizard!!! You should be asking Justice Singh what she’s going to do about it not a commentator.

    • Curtis  On July 11, 2020 at 1:20 pm

      Oh Laud Veda……those CAP LETTERS telling me you SHOUTING!!!! You better settle yourself because at your age this type of stress is not good for your health.

      • Emanuel  On July 11, 2020 at 3:16 pm

        De old man is showing signs of cognitive decline.

        Emanuel

  • dhanpaul narine  On July 11, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    To repeat myself on another thread: Three Reports, 3 different totals, which is the correct one?

    • Ramesh  On July 11, 2020 at 3:07 pm

      Dhanpaul; The one overseen and certified by impartial observers in our Caricom brotherhood in the correct one. Everyone can smell a rat, a big rat, from miles and miles away.

      The final arbiter of this fraudulent impasse, CCJ, gave their decision in Trinidad a few days ago. Now, it’s well past due time for GECOM to declare the winner.l, the PPP/C.

      Ramesh

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On July 11, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    YvonneK.
    Seems you don’t know what sarcasm is.
    Lowenfield needs to understand the word “certified”
    Brandi needs a lesson in estimation and electoral history in Guyana, and now you need guidance in language usage
    Where would anyone find all this time to do this pro bono work?
    VNM

    • Yvonne-K  On July 11, 2020 at 5:20 pm

      Oh I understand fully well that you were being sarcastic as I doubted that you would request any input from him after your ignorant and low class attack on him. All of your intelligence and education went right out the window after that tirade as it shows that a man might be able to claw his way out of the gutter but at the end of the day, you cannot take the gutter out of him. Dr. Brandli is a PHD, might not be in math, but his learning is higher than yours and he has displayed class and decorum in his exchanges. Cannot say the same for you.

      As for your comment about the pro bono work, you should know better than anyone where one finds the time.

    • Ramesh  On July 11, 2020 at 5:47 pm

      Yvonne to Veda: “You should be asking Justice Singh what she’s going to do about it not a commentator.”

      Haven’t you figured out yet that Claudette Singh is in on the plot? Is it that difficult to see? Even a blind man can it. Never mind the putrid rat smell in the air.

      It is advisable to always take off the blinders before you get behind the wheel, you can’t drive blind. And you must never drive drunk. The whole world is watching the fraudulent maneuvers, this charade in disbelief. It has been more than four long months since the election. How much longer do we have to wait? Shame on you gangsters. Shame on you Granger!

      In the final analysis, it will be an exercise in futility. As others have alluded to, the patience of the civilian population of the fatherland is being pushed to the limit as civil unrest looms.

      This shameful scam is squarely on you David Granger and your amoral cabal. You are egging on the people of Guyana to protest so you could use it as a pretext to declare marshal law. And if you do, external forces will be engaged to remove you. Be careful what you wish for.

      It’s in your best interest to respect democracy and the will of the people.

      Ramesh

      • Yvonne-K  On July 11, 2020 at 7:38 pm

        You can call President Granger names and associate him with an “amoral cabal” and accuse Justice Singh of plotting with GECOM but I get called out for using the word Gallery? I’m just referring to those on this Blog who think like you and write the same slanderous lies about APNU and President Granger. One definition of Gallery is a collection of people or things. You can choose to see it differently but that’s your problem not mine. You’re another one that need to get off the cross and give someone else the wood.

        I will not be bullied by you in any way, shape or form. You are the one that need to take off the blinders because you cannot see the forest for the trees. How ever this debacle ends up, so be it. This thread will now be deleted from my computer as it has run its course and so have you.

  • Yvonne K  On July 11, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Yes Ramesh, everyone is against the PPP. Now you’re accusing Judge Singh of being a part of the GECOM stalemate. The will of the people is to have an election that is fair and transparent. This election was far from that and the APNU will not turn a blind eye to the deliberate attempt by the PPP to hijack this election. They already tried it with Chanderass and the bogus vote of confidence. You know the saying “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me….never will it happen again. You can pontificate as much as you want, but the world that is watching is not the U.S., Canada, Europe and Caricom. Those are just governments. It’s people’s opinion that count and now that Dr. Brandli’s letter to the Editor has been broadcasted far and wide, the fraud that was committed by the PPP has been exposed. Jump high or jump low, you and the Gallery have no power in this. All you can do is continue to spout!!!!

    Next time you wish to address President Granger, find out how to do so. I’m not your mouthpiece

    • Ramesh  On July 11, 2020 at 6:48 pm

      “Next time you wish to address President Granger, find out how to do so. I’m not your mouthpiece.” Yvonne.

      Yes, you’re not a mouthpiece, you are just a racist.

      “you and the gallery have no power “.

      Everyone who is a regular on this blog knows exactly what you mean by gallery.

      It’s the same epithet as me using the n-word. Absolutely no difference.

      Cyril Bryan should not let you or anyone get away with using racist dog whistle and racist epithets to refer to any particular demographic. It is an abomination.

      I can assure you that I will never stoop to that level to use such derogatory references to condemn any specific class of people. Never! Neither should you or anyone else.

      If you want to civilly discuss an issue, you can do so with mutual respect and it will be returned in like manner.

      Ramesh

  • icwhy  On July 11, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    What has happened to Lowenfield’s mathematics?: When it comes to the issue of seats he can’t seem to add up to 65? Neither his previous nor his latest figures apportioning seats add up to more than 64! For whom is he keeping the 65th?

    • Mike Persaud  On July 11, 2020 at 8:33 pm

      We the people of Guyana call upon Mr Irfan Ali to go to the National Assembly and to declare victory in the March 2 national elections and to assert that Lowenfield’s Report is inaccurate and misleading (fraudulent) and announce a date when next the Legislative Assembly will reconvene.

      Seats will be apportioned according to rules as mandated by the Constitution. We assume that the numbers will be the same as they were prior to the No-Confidence Motion and dissolution of Parliament prior to 21 December, 2018 but in the reverse order.

      Once this process has been set in motion, and the new government has been sworn in, President Ali will delineate his agenda of governance for the next period. The first order of business shall be to secure warrants of arrest for Mr Lowenfield, Mr Granger, Mr Mingo, Ms Singh, and others involved in the scheme to defraud the Guyanese electorate in the March 2, 2020 General Election and to appear before a magistrate to answer to the applicable charges.

      These precedent-setting indictments and subsequent trial, convictions and punishments will serve as a strong reminder to future would-be electoral thieves that there will be serious consequences for attempting similar future electoral fraud in the Republic of Guyana.

      MP

      • Bernard  On July 14, 2020 at 12:07 am

        Most objective citizens of this country want to be governed by a government that is altruistic and committed to the improvement of their lives and the protection of their values and traditions. It is also true that free and fair elections should always be the pillars and cornerstone of their democracy.

        Currently, that hope and aspiration are under mortal threat. We must not let it happen.

        Bernard

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On July 12, 2020 at 1:08 am

    Anybody: As a matter of interest, where was Brandi’s ‘‘Letter to the Editor” published ?

    Ramesh: It is futile to bandy words with the likes of Yvonne K.
    Granger (just as was the scamp, Burnham – whom even his sister, Jessie, warned Cheddi about) is their God whilst the whole Caribbean deems him a “Sanctimonious Gangster”.

    This God and his cabal will have their comeuppance as outside their followers on this blog, in Guyana and the Democratic Congressional Black Caucus, the whole wide world see them as scamps and THEY WILL BE REMOVED!

    Notice how she sneakily talks only about “Gallery” whereas she left out the “Curry” as in “Curry Gallery”. Let’s see if she can use the term “Fried Chicken” in America.

    Note, also she referred to “Chanderass” rather than “Charrandas”
    Oh, she is so innocent and above board.

    They somehow think they are dealing with just the PPPc, as in the past.
    They will have their comeuppance! I guarantee it!
    VNM

    • Ramesh  On July 12, 2020 at 2:37 am

      Veda: Notice how the little fella with his questionable credentials did not state that Granger won, all he’s doing is raising questions about legitimacy of the number of voters who casted a ballot. But what he conveniently fails to question is Lowenfield’s strange and fraudulent math to circumvent democracy.

      He is ludicrously calling for a new election. But if the evidence was there to support a Granger win, he’d be beating a different drum and dancing with his hands up in the air and with his knees bending low.

      Caricom, the OAS, Canada, the UN, the US, and many other countries around the world are watching this bizarre spectacle and calling on Granger to concede but he and his amoral cabal continue to stonewall.

      At this hour, they have simply run out of options and dirty tricks like a cornered intruder. The only viable option now remaining is to give up this exercise of ill will.

      The patience of the world and a plurality of Guyanese is wearing thin. They must be certifiably crazy.

      Ramesh

      PS: As for that racist, she has her tail tucked and running away like a beaten doggie.

      • Georgy Porgy  On July 14, 2020 at 1:43 pm

        LOL…I think you’re the doggy Ramesh because when the lady blow the dog whistle as you’re want to call it now, you come running…\\

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On July 12, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Ramesh: The end game of Granger is to frustrate the opposition to take to the streets (or have PNC hooligans start a racial war) so they can institute Martial Law…forever , or do do what his mentor Burnham taught him to use ever device (eg commandeering the ballot boxed to GDF HQ for stuffing in the 1972 election leading to 2-3 Indians shot and killed as they tried to secure the boxes) so as to remain in power and have a Black dictatorship.

    As to the chappie, PhD Brandi, indeed why doesn’t he tell us how EVEN MORE VOTES CAST under Lowenfield’s latest figures.

    Dem Waves report: “The results that Mr. Lowenfield submitted on Saturday INCREASES THE NUMBER OF VALID VOTES CAST TO 475,118 INSTEAD OF THE 460,352 VOTES THAT WERE RECOUNTED AND CERTIFIED AS VALID. In his latest report, David Granger’s APNU+AFC got 33 seats, the PPP 31 and the three joinder parties 1 seat.

    Guess the illustrious PhD is having an extended nap – tired after his estimating exercise – under his desk (like Costanza in Seinfeld).

    VNM

    • Ramesh  On July 13, 2020 at 5:11 pm

      It is my understanding, from various sources, that should Granger continue to attempt to climb up this slippery slope and continue to thwart the will of the people and continue to stonewall, external powers may intervene to forcefully remove him and his cohorts in handcuffs and install the winner.

      The man is playing with fire.

      Ramesh.

      • Curtis  On July 14, 2020 at 1:57 pm

        I think is all ya playing with fire. You seem to think that Guyana is a colony that can be invaded by outside forces. Let dem try dat!!! That is the most ignorant comment you’ve made yet on this Blog. You and that other PPP mouthpiece are like recurring decimals….same crap different toilet.

  • Veda Nath Mohabir l  On July 14, 2020 at 7:10 am

    Another fire: This time at Gecom Wismar. Seems the 60s are being reprised.
    Hope and pray they don’t move to another Ethnic Cleansing of Indians. The community must be ridden with fear.
    I warned of this deterioration above.
    VNM

    • guyaneseonline  On July 14, 2020 at 8:14 am

      VEDA ..
      This must be the entry that you said was blocked.
      As I said earlier the WordPress program filters sometimes block entries.
      They have to be released manually. I have asked readers to be patient if items are a
      I have now noticed this ebtry in my email

    • guyaneseonline  On July 14, 2020 at 8:21 am

      VEDA:
      I have now noticed that the WORDPRESS program held this message for moderation.
      I have now released it. …… now that I am again online.
      I presume that this is the blocked message you were talking about earlier.

      I am again saying that readers must be patient if their messages are held for moderation. This is an automatic process which I will not notice until I go online.

      Thanks

  • Veda Nath Mohabir  On July 14, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Tkx for releasing, Cyril.
    Veda

  • William  On July 14, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Look at who the real racists are on this Blog and they have the audacity to call others racist. They all have a sense of superiority and thus feel they have a right to govern Guyana and the Afro Guyanese people. Think again. Even if your thieving and fraudulent government get sworn in, regardless of what outside forces are backing them, they will never have a days peace. I am really looking forward to what lies ahead for the PPP. Afro Guyanese must stick together just like the Indo Guyanese do and make sure that they get their slice of Guyana’s pie. And yes, if you can call President Granger a Sanctimonious Gangster, then I also have the right to call Jagdeo and the PPP thieves and fraudsters. President Granger has only held office for 4 years so I really cannot see where your accusations are coming from. But in Jagdeo and the PPPs cases, they’ve had 23 years of criminal activity. Now you can do that math and see who should be behind bars.

    • Chris  On July 14, 2020 at 4:54 pm

      “ Even if your thieving and fraudulent government get sworn in, regardless of what outside forces are backing them, they will never have a days peace. I am really looking forward to what lies ahead for the PPP. “ Wrote Williams. Am I reading this right? Be careful!

      This is a serious threat. I don’t think anyone should go on a public forum and issue a threat of any kind. There is no need for it!

      It is better to to seek peace than to anticipate violence. Be like MLK and MG. No one gets ahead by violence. Let’s there be mutual respect. Just saying …

      Chris

      • William  On July 14, 2020 at 5:15 pm

        Are you for real? There has been no threat made by me. I’m saying what I know to be true based on past elections when these two parties clash. Don’t know what you’re trying to imply but you’re the one that’s on this public forum insinuating that a threat has been made. Like you, I’m entitled to an opinion. You should be talking to those who write here on a daily basis slanderous comments about President Granger….yes and on this public forum. Respect works both ways.

      • Chris  On July 14, 2020 at 5:58 pm

        I am not going to get into a lengthy back and forth with you, William. All I have to say is English is my native language. If others disagree with my assessment of the above-stated quote, they are free to express that opinion. I stand by my statement.

        Chris

      • brandli62  On July 15, 2020 at 3:43 am

        Chris, thanks for being a force of moderation on this blog.

  • William  On July 14, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    And I stand by mine.

    • Ramesh  On July 14, 2020 at 7:49 pm

      Food for thought:

      It is said that a wise man can learn a hell of a lot more from a foolish question than a foolish man can from a wise answer.

      Ramesh

  • brandli62  On July 15, 2020 at 3:37 am

    @Veda: The letter entitled “Were the 460,295 votes cast in the 2020 general elections credible?” was published in the Guyana Chronicle on July 11, 2020. Here is the link:
    https://guyanachronicle.com/2020/07/11/were-the-460295-votes-cast-in-the-2020-general-elections-credible/

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