Monitoring Honduras' Election

Dec 18, 2013

Last month’s presidential election in Honduras was tainted by bribery, fraud, and intimidation, says a local observer who was there. Her assessment is very different than the US Ambassador’s. 

 Another problem with the Honduran election that observers reported was widespread, especially in poorer, rural areas, was overt governmental vote-buying. Maria Robinson, who was there representing the Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas, explains how it worked.

A sample ballot from the Honduran Presidential Election

This may all seem far removed from American democracy and of little direct importance here at home. But viewing it that way, Robinson contends, is short-sighted.