The Venezuelans in April 2013, in the last presidential election, actually VOTED MADURO OUT OF OFFICE.
However, his supposedly neutral electoral commission, the Consejo Nacional Electora (CNE), supported by the ruling socialist PSUV, shut down election returns on election night, and rigged the final results to show a WIN for MADURO and a loss for democratic opposition leader CAPRILES RADONSKI. The People, the majority in Venezuela outside of the rabid red mobs, the mainstream voted no such way for Maduro and the current slavery they have to endure.
Go check your facts.
I wonder who voted for the ruling PSUV? I wondered who voted for Chavez?
Socialism was great so long as the "right people" were in charge, or so they thought. The socialists were voted into office, and never had any intention of giving up power.
It's not who votes that counts - it's who counts the votes......and who counts the votes is who the Venezuelans voted for - the PSUV, which was formed from a number of socialist parties that merged together.
Once the voters swept in the Chavismos - the results were predictable.
Regardless of who is right or wrong - it still doesn't mean the U.S. taxpayer needs to shell out to fix their mess.