Do you like comparing apples with apples, and oranges with oranges? Of course you do, we all do.
This morning (6:55am), Pedro Ferriz compared yesterday´s U.S. election to past elections in Mexico. He extoled the virtues of the U.S. one, pointing that nobody marched down the streets protesting the results, and winners and losers alike were accepted the outcomes.
What he was making reference to was his arch enemy Andrés López Obrador, who Did march down the streets in 2006 when he lost the election by less than 1/2 a percent to the current President of Mexico. Besides López Obrador, Ferriz made complained about the many others who also contest election results in Mexico.
"They don´t do that in the U.S. or other democracies."
Yes, that may be true, but there´s a reason people Do do it in Mexico. Like for example the election in 1988, in which candidate Cardenas was on top, and then "magically", the computers shut off for a few minutes, and when they got turned on again, Salinas was suddenly on top by a wide margin. Or, for example, the stories of stolen ballot boxes being discovered half burned somewhere.
It´s a little naive for Pedro Ferriz to believe that people have no reason to complain about the procedure of elections here.