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.