The fraudulent declarations that were proclaimed for Region Four by Clairmont Mingo on March 13 at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) headquarters — which stand on the Commission’s record until they are replaced by results from the National Recount exercise — were recycled by GECOM GEO Keith Lowenfield and delivered to GECOM Chairman, Ret Justice Claudette Singh, on Saturday.
Those results were never vitiated as fraud, since the court had ruled on the procedures used; which means that, according to the Commission’s records, those results are not fraudulent and would not have to be replaced.
However, now that the recount has been completed, the Statements of Recount (SoRs) are showing figures that are vastly different from those which were announced by Mingo.
The letter, dated July 10, 2020, from Mr Keith Lowenfield, Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission, to the Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission trampled on the authority of Justice Claudette Singh with the utmost disdain and disrespect in this unending saga.
Lowenfield’s rambling letter, which was filled with a tangle of meaningless legal references, was dismissed by the Chairperson within hours, as she reinstated her request by letter for the certified recount numbers to be presented by 11:00am on Saturday, July 11, 2020.
Lowenfield has disregarded a directive from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairperson, Claudette Singh, that he must use the results of the National Recount to submit a final report on the March 2 polls.
While the recount showed a clear victory for the Opposition PPP/C, Lowenfield, today, instead, submitted a report reflecting a win for the rigging APNU+AFC. He has reported 236,777 votes for APNU+AFC; 229,330 for the PPP/C, and 5,091 for a joint slate of three new parties.
It is unclear on what basis Lowenfield produced his numbers. The figures are similar to those that would result from using the falsified numbers from the March 13 declaration by Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo, which had necessitated the move to a recount, but they do not correspond.
The now discredited March 13 results showed 237,371 votes for the incumbent and 229,510 for the PPP/C. The 2020 General and Regional Elections have so far seen the “Innocent sinner” Lowenfield submitting six different results, which were made public. None of these results correspond.
The first two declarations made using fictitious numbers from Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo were clearly disproved by the results of the National Recount, which showed a victory for the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C). That party on Wednesday applied unsuccessfully to Singh for her to direct Lowenfield to withdraw his latest report.
This report, like Mingo’s declaration before it, shows a victory for the incumbent APNU+AFC after invalidating almost 25% of the votes cast at the March 2 polls. It is based on a total of 344,508 votes, which is significantly less than the 460,295 votes that were verified by the Secretariat during the National Recount process.
Lowenfield should be fired, then jailed. Despite clear and definitive instructions from the Chairman, Lowenfield requested clarity in what could only be described as a disingenuous attempt to disobey the instructions aforesaid. today’s report is a clear indication that Lowenfield’s “eyes pass” the Chairman, and he has no respect for the people of Guyana.