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Russian observers to monitor U. S. vote
The National Post ^ | 10/23/08 | Peter Goodspeed

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 ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: election; kgb; kremlin; monitors; obama; putin; russia; sovietunion; spies
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My favorite quote:

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."

1 posted on 10/24/2008 4:06:52 PM PDT by Dawnsblood
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To: Dawnsblood

wow, i wonder who the original commies want to win /sarc


2 posted on 10/24/2008 4:09:00 PM PDT by parksstp (McCain/Palin - Vote for the future to survive the present)
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To: Dawnsblood

Don’t they know we have Jimmah?


3 posted on 10/24/2008 4:09:56 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Dawnsblood

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!


4 posted on 10/24/2008 4:11:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm voting for McCain/Palin so I can look my grandchildren in the eyes when I tell them I'm sorry.)
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To: Dawnsblood

Send them to East St Louis or Gary ... that should be a hoot to watch.


5 posted on 10/24/2008 4:11:29 PM PDT by mgc1122
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To: Dawnsblood

Normally I’d laugh at this. But the way things are going we may need outside observers soon.........


6 posted on 10/24/2008 4:11:29 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Dawnsblood

No Russian observers better show up round here. We don’t cotton to Communists.


7 posted on 10/24/2008 4:12:34 PM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: Dawnsblood

Oh man, send in the KGB to monitor the USA. Hussein can use Putin’s expertise in setting up his own KGB.


8 posted on 10/24/2008 4:13:03 PM PDT by Tarpon (Barack Obama will ban all the guns he has the votes for ...)
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To: Dawnsblood
If they play their cards right, why .. they can even vote for their favorite!
9 posted on 10/24/2008 4:13:16 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Tarpon

I’m surprised that Honorary Ayatollah Joe Biden hasn’t arranged to have I’m-a-dim-nut-job send Iranian observers.


10 posted on 10/24/2008 4:15:10 PM PDT by null and void (Socialism doesn't work because of people./People don't work because of socialism...)
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To: Dawnsblood

Hand them a ballot.

EVERYBODY GETS A BALLOT!


11 posted on 10/24/2008 4:15:46 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Dawnsblood

Wow, will they take a look at ACORN? Doubt it.


12 posted on 10/24/2008 4:19:44 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: Dawnsblood

13 posted on 10/24/2008 4:19:50 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Dawnsblood

William Ayers must be peeing down his leg with excitement.


14 posted on 10/24/2008 4:21:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: Dawnsblood
In addition to visiting polling stations on Nov. 4, they will study the election campaign, media coverage.....

The Russians will probably ask our MSM for royalties based upon copyright infringement of their Pravda model.

15 posted on 10/24/2008 4:22:45 PM PDT by capydick ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid".)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Well said.


16 posted on 10/24/2008 4:24:54 PM PDT by VR-21
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To: JoeDetweiler
-- Normally I’d laugh at this. But the way things are going we may need outside observers soon... --

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.

17 posted on 10/24/2008 4:25:26 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Dawnsblood

18 posted on 10/24/2008 4:26:25 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Just Say NObama!)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Unfortunately the outside observers (UN likely) can’t be trusted.


19 posted on 10/24/2008 4:27:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: Dawnsblood

Russians, real experts on a demcratic society.


20 posted on 10/24/2008 4:29:40 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: Dawnsblood

Lol. Not so ‘hidden’


21 posted on 10/24/2008 4:30:35 PM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists// Rove>>Biden is a Big,Blowhard Dufus)
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To: Dawnsblood
I'd personally welcome those Russians and encourage them to challenge any voter who is unable to demonstrate that they are legally registered to vote.

"Johnny? Define 'geometry', would you?"

"OK teach, once upon a time, there was this little acorn, and it got planted, and it started growing, and it grew, and grew, and grew some more, and it got bigger and bigger, until one day it opened it's eyes, and looked around and said 'GEE, Ah'm A TREE!'
22 posted on 10/24/2008 4:32:52 PM PDT by mkjessup (If 0bama is elected, 'Reverend' Wright will be proved a prophet, as 'God D@mns America')
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To: Dawnsblood

Russian?

...What...No Iranians???


23 posted on 10/24/2008 4:35:48 PM PDT by J40000
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To: parksstp

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.


24 posted on 10/24/2008 4:39:13 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Dawnsblood

Here is the link to the documents regarding the Russians.
http://www.osce.org/odihr/item_12_34038.html

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.


25 posted on 10/24/2008 4:40:42 PM PDT by Lobbyist (I want my American dream!!!!)
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To: Dawnsblood

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.


26 posted on 10/24/2008 4:42:57 PM PDT by Lobbyist (I want my American dream!!!!)
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To: Dawnsblood

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!


27 posted on 10/24/2008 4:45:23 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (I am a true red, white and blue CONSERVATIVE! I HATE LIBERALS and Dimocrats!!!)
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To: Dawnsblood

Also, there are also 10 observers from Kazakhstan. According to the CIA factbook the country 47% Muslim.


28 posted on 10/24/2008 4:46:31 PM PDT by Lobbyist (I want my American dream!!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

yeah, but at the end of the day, the rest of the world can bite my ass.


29 posted on 10/24/2008 4:52:24 PM PDT by steel_resolve (We are living in the post-rational world where being a moron is an asset)
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To: Dawnsblood

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.”


30 posted on 10/24/2008 4:56:28 PM PDT by gotribe (obama just sucks)
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To: Lobbyist

“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.


31 posted on 10/24/2008 4:56:43 PM PDT by rbmillerjr ("There is a PoliticalSurge coming")
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To: Dawnsblood

I’m sure they will end up at the stage in Chicago.


32 posted on 10/24/2008 4:57:40 PM PDT by machogirl (when the call comes at 3:00 am, what if the teleprompter is broken?)
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To: rbmillerjr

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.


33 posted on 10/24/2008 5:00:00 PM PDT by Lobbyist (I want my American dream!!!!)
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To: screaminsunshine

You don’t cotton to communists? What about the ballot itself?


34 posted on 10/24/2008 5:06:14 PM PDT by beejaa
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To: Dallas59

I’m 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 One’s 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’.


35 posted on 10/24/2008 5:10:50 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: Dawnsblood

So what? 7/8th of the world is “monitoring” the vote via new media.

JoMa


36 posted on 10/24/2008 5:11:03 PM PDT by joma89
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To: mgc1122

No, send them to Detroit!


37 posted on 10/24/2008 5:12:02 PM PDT by Mrs. P ("Wonder Woman wears Sarah Palin pajamas." - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: Always Independent

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!?”


38 posted on 10/24/2008 6:42:36 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My cartridges are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: Dawnsblood

39 posted on 10/26/2008 5:50:19 AM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: Dawnsblood

8 Communists monitoring a nation of 100million voters. Right.


40 posted on 10/26/2008 6:24:15 AM PDT by weegee (If we're gonna share wealth, those earning > $1 a month are going to have to share with the world.)
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To: Lobbyist

Maybe they can compare notes with the UN group that was here over the summer to study racial prejudice in the US.


41 posted on 10/26/2008 7:11:42 AM PDT by AprilfromTexas
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To: FlingWingFlyer
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!

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."

42 posted on 10/26/2008 8:49:00 AM PDT by Harrius Magnus (LIBERALS: We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.)
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To: Always Independent

“Russians, real experts on a democratic society.”

ROFL


43 posted on 10/26/2008 8:51:13 AM PDT by Ancient Drive
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To: screaminsunshine
We don’t cotton to Communists.

You've got Obombers voters... what the diff?

44 posted on 10/26/2008 9:29:38 AM PDT by tophat9000 ( We...... Obama's Thugocracys to Noteare all "joe the"... plumber)
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To: lizol; Lukasz; strategofr; GSlob; spanalot; Thunder90; Tailgunner Joe; propertius; REactor; ...
Russia/Soviet/Coldwar2 PING!!!

To be added or removed from this list, please FReepmail me...

45 posted on 10/26/2008 9:53:17 AM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Dallas59; Dawnsblood

46 posted on 10/26/2008 9:54:51 AM PDT by Thunder90
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To: FlingWingFlyer

nowadays, on any given day, on any given cable system, you can watch Russia Today (prolly a PRAVDA subsidiary) use the phrase ‘American brainwashing’, if the alphabet media isn’t far enough to the left for you! ...or go to their website, RTTV.ru for free viruses, trojans, and other claptrap!


47 posted on 10/26/2008 9:58:34 AM PDT by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free)
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To: Dawnsblood
History repeats itself.
48 posted on 10/26/2008 10:14:24 AM PDT by Daniel Ramsey (Live from Wasilla, Alaska and saying NO to Barack HUSSEIN Obama)
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To: Thunder90

Tender...


49 posted on 10/26/2008 10:58:43 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Just Say NObama!)
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To: mgc1122
Send them to East St Louis or Gary ... that should be a hoot to watch.

Don't forget Philly!

50 posted on 10/26/2008 10:58:59 AM PDT by jla (Sarah!)
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