[Note: this piece is archived on ZNet under Tom Englehardt's name, but Tom Englehardt didn't write it, I did...]
The last time I spent a late night biting my nails watching an election, I was in Venezuela observing the referendum. Like the US elections of November 2, the outcome was important not only to the people who voted, but to the whole world. There were, however, some differences.
In Venezuela, the voting machines were the same in every polling station.