In recent weeks, Chávez has said he will use the military to intervene if opposition forces attempt to destabilize the country during the elections, as they have done with relative impunity in the past.
The president also said he will deploy the military if opposition governors and mayors use their power as elected officials to attempt overthrow the national government following the election.
Many private media outlets reported these remarks as Chávez threatening to send the military if PSUV candidates lose in the November 23rd elections. In Cojedes Wednesday, Chávez called such statements by the opposition efforts to "confuse the people."
"Nobody should allow themselves to be confused by the professional deceivers; everyone who is with Chávez must vote for [PSUV candidate for governor of Cojedes] Teodoro Bolivar and for all my candidates [of the PSUV]," Chávez declared during the rally.
The president also warned his supporters to beware of "chameleons," who switch their political party depending on who is in power in order to advance their personal interests, and do not share the "socialist" values of the Bolivarian Revolution that Chávez leads.