Skip to comments.Russian observers to monitor U. S. vote
Posted on 10/24/2008 4:06:52 PM PDT by Dawnsblood
Stung by international criticism of its presidential and congressional elections, Russia is striking back by sending a team of observers to monitor the U. S. presidential poll on Nov. 4.
Andrei Nesterenko, a spokesman with Russia's Foreign Ministry, says Moscow will have eight election observers attached to a monitoring mission conducted by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
The OSCE, which has infuriated the Kremlin in the past by criticizing elections in Russia and other post-communist states, is sending 62 election observers to the United States.
The mission, headed by Audrey Glover, the top British diplomat, includes a core of 13 international experts from the OSCE's office in Washington and 48 international observers who will be deployed in teams of two around the country.
In addition to visiting polling stations on Nov. 4, they will study the election campaign, media coverage and issues of voter registration, identification and voters rights.
Russia's Central Elections Committee has also assigned its Centre for the Study of Election Technology to review the U. S. election campaign.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalpost.com ...
A preliminary report prepared by the group, after studying U. S. media coverage on the NBC, CBS and ABC television networks since September, has concluded Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate, has a "hidden advantage."
wow, i wonder who the original commies want to win /sarc
Don’t they know we have Jimmah?
America has become the laughing stock of the world. I would like to thank the MSM for the outstanding job they did degrading and trashing my country in the eyes of the world. Way to go maggots!
Send them to East St Louis or Gary ... that should be a hoot to watch.
Normally I’d laugh at this. But the way things are going we may need outside observers soon.........
No Russian observers better show up round here. We don’t cotton to Communists.
Oh man, send in the KGB to monitor the USA. Hussein can use Putin’s expertise in setting up his own KGB.
I’m surprised that Honorary Ayatollah Joe Biden hasn’t arranged to have I’m-a-dim-nut-job send Iranian observers.
Hand them a ballot.
EVERYBODY GETS A BALLOT!
Wow, will they take a look at ACORN? Doubt it.
William Ayers must be peeing down his leg with excitement.
The Russians will probably ask our MSM for royalties based upon copyright infringement of their Pravda model.
We've needed outside observers in many big cities, by now, I'd say for a couple of generations. It's not funny, and our government is not handling the issue of honest elections well at all.
Not commonly known, but the US funds the development of two-party systems all over the world, including a 50 million dollar a year effort in Russia - until we got kicked out. The international organs are mirrors/extension of the national GOP and Democratic parties. The internationalization of politics proceeds apace, underneath the radar. Not secret at all, lots of entries in the Congressional record, etc. But well below the attention of the average man in the street.
Unfortunately the outside observers (UN likely) can’t be trusted.
Russians, real experts on a demcratic society.
Lol. Not so ‘hidden’
Send them to inner city Los Angeles, St Louis, and Detroit.
That should open their eyes. Oh—and Las Vegas, where 740,000 registration cards were examined and 715,000 were found to be rotten ACORN’s.
Here is the link to the documents regarding the Russians.
As a added note the preliminary assessment report is also on the website. You should note that the attorney that represented CAIR against Robert Spencer represented the DNC at the meetings with the OSCE in June 2008. I believe it is on page 16.
It also concerns me that foreign nationals may speak with voters and the judges inside the polling place. The American voters are not permitted this luxury. The state of Missouri allows foreign observers in the polling place. You should check your state’s laws at your Secretary of States office.
First damned Soviet that speaks around my polling station is going to get hit in the mouth. I hate communists. All communists, both foreign and DOMESTIC!
Also, there are also 10 observers from Kazakhstan. According to the CIA factbook the country 47% Muslim.
yeah, but at the end of the day, the rest of the world can bite my ass.
Not in my f’n poll they’re not:
“Because only Ohio electors may observe Ohio elections, no elector of another state may serve as an observer in Ohio.”
“In addition to visiting polling stations on Nov. 4, they will study the election campaign, media coverage and issues of voter registration, identification and voters rights.”
I cannot believe our country is allowing a group of socialists to come in and monitor our elections...pathetic.
Oh, and I’m sure the socialists will comment on the negative media coverage of the Republican and the biased coverage for the Socialist Obama lmao.
I’m sure they will end up at the stage in Chicago.
The observers have been here since early October.
They have been monitoring the media, election preparations, etc.
After the election they will issue a report. Under the treaty we signed (I can’t remember the date) we are subject to their recommendations.
You don’t cotton to communists? What about the ballot itself?
Im keeping a collection of these types of images stored safely in an easily hidden thumb drive. I truly believe that within a year of The Ones ascension (should it happen) that it will be illegal to post such hate. I shall endeavor to keep the hate alive until such time that I receive my orders to report to the nearest re-education camp.
So what? 7/8th of the world is “monitoring” the vote via new media.
No, send them to Detroit!
This is not new.
President Lyndon Johnson proposed the same idea around 1965. Supposedly the Soviet observers would be so impressed by the workings of American democracy that somehow the seeds of popular representation might make their way into the Workers’ Paradise itself.
A cartoon at the time showed two laughing Russians:
“Is inviting us to sending observers to American national elections!”
“Can observers remaining to witness confessions and executions of losers!?”
8 Communists monitoring a nation of 100million voters. Right.
Maybe they can compare notes with the UN group that was here over the summer to study racial prejudice in the US.
Agreed, but there has been plenty of help.
Consider Dorothy Sayers on the sin of Sloth:
"The sixth deadly sin is named by the Church acedia or sloth. In the world it calls itself tolerance, but in hell it is called despair. It is the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, loves nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive only because there is nothing it would die for."
“Russians, real experts on a democratic society.”
You've got Obombers voters... what the diff?
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