Two-thirds of the candidates in Haiti’s presidential race, including one of the front-runners, denounced Sunday’s national elections and called for a complete annulment of the vote due to irregularities and ballot-box stuffing. “I am asking my country’s citizens, I am asking the Conseil Electoral Provisor, the government, and I’m telling the international community that as the leading candidate I’m asking for the formal cancellation of the elections,” lead candidate Mirlande Manigat told CNN. Her campaign manager, Wimine St. Pierre, said that Manigat “is asking to void the election across the entire territory of the country because of irregularities and the ballot boxes were already stuffed with votes for Jude Celestin,” the hand-picked candidate of outgoing President Rene Preval. Manigat, along with 11 other of the 18 presidential candidates, gathered at a hotel in Port-au-Prince for what contender Michel Martelly said was an event “to denounce today’s massive fraud all over the country.” In a joint communique, the candidates called for the elections to be annulled, raising a serious challenge to the credibility of Haiti’s vote.
9:45am.Sitting at the light, a black “retired police officer from Ellis Island” told me if he was still working “he would of gotten rid of all of you”. What did he want to get rid of? Hispanics? Last time I check my skin is brown too. 24 year olds OWNING Cadillacs? Or was it dubstep music? Needless to say, I had to let him know. “FUCK THE POLICE! YOU FUCKING PIG, WHAT THE FUCK YOU GON DO?”