Supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gather at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Electoral officials declared the socialist leader the winner of Sunday's presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the legitimacy of a vote marred by irregularities and called for a new ballot. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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US Refuses to Recognize Venezuela’s Election Results, New Sanctions Already Planned

Despite strict oversights and the presence of international observers, the US dismissed Venezuela’s presidential elections as illegitimate before they even took place. Now, with the polls closed and Maduro the declared victor, the US is already planning a fresh round of sanctions.