Skip to comments.UN Presence Requested in Elections
Posted on 07/03/2004 10:07:00 PM PDT by Free and Armed
© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com
Worried about the fairness of the upcoming U.S. presidential election, several House members have asked the United Nations to "deploy election observers" across the country.
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson
Recalling the contentious Florida vote count in 2000, the lawmakers urged the international body to "ensure free and fair elections in America," said a statement by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, who spearheaded the effort, Agence France-Presse reported.
The letter was signed by nine members of Congress.
"As lawmakers, we must assure the people of America that our nation will not experience the nightmare of the 2000 presidential election," Johnson said in the letter, according to AFP.
"This is the first step in making sure that history does not repeat itself," she added.
The Congress members, including four blacks and one Hispanic, pointed to a controversial report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights which "found that the electoral process in Florida resulted in the denial of the right to vote for countless persons."
The bipartisan commission, they said, determined "that the 'disenfranchisement of Florida's voters fell most harshly on the shoulders of black voters' and in poor counties."
The letter said the commission also determined that "despite promised nationwide reforms [of the voting system] ... adequate steps have not been taken to ensure that a similar situation will not arise in 2004 that arose in 2000."
The Nov. 7, 2000, election was decided 36 days later when the U.S. Supreme Court made two rulings that stopped Democratic challenger Al Gore's attempt to recount the Florida votes. A number of independent investigations confirmed President Bush won the state's 25 electoral votes, giving him a total of 271 to Gore's 267.
Tom Kilgannon, president of Freedom Alliance, a group dedicated to protecting American sovereignty, admonished Johnson and her colleagues.
"Your appeal to the secretary general is alarming and embarrassing," he said. "As a Member of Congress sworn to uphold the Constitution and represent the people of the United States, it is disturbing, to say the least, that you would entrust the most sacred act of American democracy - our presidential election - to an international institution, which is unaccountable to the American people and mired by scandal and corruption."
Kilgannon said the request "undermines U.S. sovereignty, demoralizes American servicemen who are fighting to build democratic governments abroad and sends the message worldwide that the United States is nothing more than a Third World nation unable to police itself."
Good grief! It's way past time to kick the UN the hell out of the USA!! Doggone socialist bastards!! Vote 'em out!!
Bring it on!
Yes, by all means, let's have UN inspections of US elections, Congress-critters.
Starting in your very own districts.
Surely, someone as conscientious as yourselves, would gladly let your own constitiuents lead the way, and hold your own elections up to international scrutiny now wouldn't you?
Gee, these are loud crickets...
...figures something like that would come from a chick named "Eddie."
The demoCommiecRATS want their pals' in the U.N.(Ultimate Nonsense) to help them elect kerry!!!!
Some of The demoCommiecRATS and U.N.'s friends here are listed below:
DSA's "Progressive Caucas" Links below:
The U.N. loving Anti-American Enemy Within!!!!
I live in Florida. After the Florida 2000 election, the Florida Congress held hearings. They asked for witnesses and people to testify who said they were denied their right to vote.
It was carried down here on the public channel, and lots of us watched. A stream of really strange and semi-irrational people testified, and the funny thing was, they would start with these outlandish stories about how they were supposedly intimidated - but when they were asked, well did they vote - not one of them I recall ended up not voting.
Every single one of them voted. So what were they complaining about?
Someday, somehow, we have got to get the UN away from the US! No way, no how can we have *them* monitoring *our* elections. This is bait for a real fight.
Seems to me that these dems who are pushing for this are hoping their anti-American pals in the UN will help them thwart the will of the voters and rig an election.
These folks are traitors. But that is nothing new. From trying to disregard the will of the people...to lending aid and comfort to the enemy through their harmful rhetoric.
It seems the dems also already have lawyers hired to try and file their law suits in the upcoming election. They tried to steal the last election the same way.
The democrats should just go ahead and use the slogan they really prefer:
"Democraps...we want your vote. And if you don't give it to us....we'll sue you for it"
Over my dead body.
No, this is the first step in getting the camel's blue and white nose under the tent. Bad idea. Bad, bad, bad. Not prudent. Not in my lifetime.
I think you nailed it.
And once again the Dems put a knife in America's back as they try to claw their way back to power.
These crazies must have cabin fever. Too long in the House. Any list of names?
I think everyone...including the democrats fronting this request...has missed civics in high school. While the federal government may establish some rules about voting for presidents and congressmen...all elections are run by individual states, with their own individual systems. Any UN official who shows up in Alabama...and thinks they will be allowed by officals to be part of the process...is smoking weed. With the exception of California and maybe New York...I can't see too many states allowing these UN folks to move around and do this mission. Nor can the US congress makes this a issue without extreme reaction by the vast US public.
While the numbers are added up in Network central...the real point of elections is each county or polling region. They appoint the 3 or 4 local folks to run a poll station in your local neighborhood, and usually allow a representative from both parties to be present if they want. The county will add up the votes that evening and report them to the state level. Thats the way the system works.
And for those who want an estimate of more UN inspectors would be required...it goes into the tens of thousands. Start thinking about that. Why would I allow 50,000 UN rep's into the US to monitor an election? This becomes a bigger joke...and the fools who started this...look like bigger fools than we thought.
Load and lock.
I hurl elephant poopy in the general direction of the u.n.
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