Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

International monitors at US polling places draw criticism
The Hill ^ | 10/20/12 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 10/20/2012 2:22:53 PM PDT by Snuph

United Nations-affiliated election monitors from Europe and central Asia will be at polling places around the U.S. looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups, aconcern raised by civil-rights groups during a meeting this week. The intervention has drawn criticism from a prominent conservative-leaning group combating election fraud.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a United Nations partner on democratization and human rights projects, will deploy 44 observers around the county on Election Day to monitor an array of activities, including potential disputes at polling places. Liberal-leaning civil rights groups met with representatives from the OSCE this week to raise their fears about what they say are systematic efforts to suppress minority voters likely to vote for President Obama.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP andthe ACLU, among other groups, warned this month in a letter to Daan Everts, a senior official with OSCE, of “a coordinated political effort to disenfranchise millions of Americans — particularly traditionally disenfranchised groups like minorities.”

The request for foreign monitoring of election sites drew a strong rebuke from Catherine Engelbrecht, founder and president ofTrue the Vote, a conservative-leaning group seeking to crack down on election fraud.

“These activist groups sought assistance not from American sources, but from the United Nations,” she said ina statement to The Hill. “The United Nations has no jurisdiction over American elections.”

The observers, from countries such as Germany, France, Serbia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, will observe voting at polling places and other political activity.

“They [will] observe the overall election process, not just the ballot casting,” said Giovanna Maiola, spokeswoman for OSCE. “They are focusing ona number of areas on the state level, including the legal system, election administration, the campaign, the campaign financing [and] new voting technologies used inthe different states.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: osce; stocpilesong; thestockpilesong; un; unoutofus; usoutofun
Banana Republic anyone ...
1 posted on 10/20/2012 2:22:57 PM PDT by Snuph
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Snuph

This is tantamount to an invasion. These Euroweenies better hope to God I don’t see them. I will be escorting them to the nearest Army base for deportation.


2 posted on 10/20/2012 2:27:20 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Snuph

Have no doubt that they will declare that they found voter suppression wherever Obama tells them to.


3 posted on 10/20/2012 2:27:35 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Snuph

This is an absolute disgrace! We no longer have the America that the Founding Fathers intended for us. We’ve become a lowlife, bottom-feeding, banana republic. I’m glad I live in a rural area. Those third worlders wouldn’t dare come here to “monitor” our polls. Somebody would be monitoring the life support machines they’d be connected to.


4 posted on 10/20/2012 2:29:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Snuph

If they’ll invite them in to monitor our polls, they’ll invite them in to enforce their laws.


5 posted on 10/20/2012 2:30:42 PM PDT by Billthedrill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paine in the Neck

Simple question for NAACP, ACLU etc.: Would they support conservative US election monitors in Germany, France, Serbia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan...? Of course not. That would be voter suppression. Lol.


6 posted on 10/20/2012 2:33:49 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Calvin Coolidge - "Patriotism is looking out for yourself by looking out for your Country.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Snuph
I'll bet the New Black Panther party will be "monitoring" polling places too.

5.56mm

7 posted on 10/20/2012 2:38:05 PM PDT by M Kehoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Snuph

Where do they get the authority to do this? Is it codified someplace?


8 posted on 10/20/2012 2:39:03 PM PDT by animal172 (Go Paul Ryan. Chew 'em up and spit 'em out.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Snuph

Do the Blue Helmets really want to go there?!


9 posted on 10/20/2012 2:42:50 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: animal172
Where do they get the authority to do this? Is it codified someplace?

Where do the commie bast___s get their authority to do anything? Out of their rear ends, and that is the sanitized version.

10 posted on 10/20/2012 2:46:33 PM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Snuph
Arrest everyone of these foreign nationals interfering in our elections.

Unceremoniously kick their butts out of the U.S. and tell them in no uncertain terms that the next time they arrogate the right to interfere in our process they need to just forget about it.

11 posted on 10/20/2012 2:47:06 PM PDT by Regulator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Snuph

The fact that the Obama administration is allowing this makes him unfit for the office.


12 posted on 10/20/2012 2:54:19 PM PDT by wny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Snuph

Who gives foreign non Americans the right to “monitor” an American polling station??????


13 posted on 10/20/2012 2:54:28 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Snuph; All

And throw out those darn foreign reporters observing too... How dare they interfere with your election by merely looking!!! /s

Make up your minds already... Which is it? Is there rampant election fraud like people here are always complaining or is everything fine and dandy..?

Or grow up already... This is a trivial and routine thing, and something you should try to use by pointing them at all the dodgy voting going on in your banana republic.


14 posted on 10/20/2012 2:56:36 PM PDT by LastNorwegian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer
Somebody would be monitoring the life support machines they’d be connected to.

I thought you rural people were better shots than that.

15 posted on 10/20/2012 3:20:12 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: P-Marlowe

Proof positive the SOCIAL LEFT is anti american. If I see one at my poll I may deck him.


16 posted on 10/20/2012 3:26:56 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: All


Help End The Obama Era In 2012
Your Monthly and Quarterly Donations
Help Keep FR In the Battle!

Sponsoring FReepers are contributing
$10 Each time a New Monthly Donor signs up!
Get more bang for your FR buck!
Click Here To Sign Up Now!


17 posted on 10/20/2012 3:29:41 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Snuph

Interesting that they are not interested in fraud.


18 posted on 10/20/2012 3:34:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Snuph

Come on...This has got to be Satire?


19 posted on 10/20/2012 3:40:48 PM PDT by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LastNorwegian

LOL, but you’re going to see some incoming fire because of your exposé of the cognitive dissonance!


20 posted on 10/20/2012 3:41:41 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: LastNorwegian
You might try reading the story a little more closely - they're not here to catch voter fraud, they're here to monitor for conservative poll intimidation. Now tell me, do you recall any U.S. poll observers in your banana republic?
21 posted on 10/20/2012 3:42:17 PM PDT by Billthedrill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Snuph
Banana Republic anyone ...

Exactly. Thanks Obama.

22 posted on 10/20/2012 3:45:50 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (The truth hurts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Snuph

Huh? Who permitted these people to come in and do this?

And why isn’t this on every major news network?


23 posted on 10/20/2012 3:55:21 PM PDT by livius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Snuph
Even banana republics have voter ID requirements and marking voters' fingers with ink to prevent multiple voting.

I would welcome poll watchers if we could get both of those improvements instituted nationwide. But I don't expect the Dems to allow that, they just want Venezuelan style polling.

24 posted on 10/20/2012 3:55:21 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeInPA
Banana Republic anyone ...

Exactly. Thanks Obama.

There I fixed it.

25 posted on 10/20/2012 3:57:00 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: LastNorwegian

Foreigners, especially you dupe lefty Europeans, have no idea what’s going on here and are being brought in by the left to make things even uglier.

Why don’t you grow up and go back to eating lutefisk in your homeland.


26 posted on 10/20/2012 3:57:58 PM PDT by livius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Snuph; LastNorwegian; livius
This is a joke right?

“...Liberal-leaning civil rights groups met with representatives from the OSCE this week to raise their fears about what they say are systematic efforts to suppress minority voters likely to vote for President Obama.”

BWAHAHAHA!...Fixed it

“...Liberal-leaning civil rights groups met with representatives from the OSCE this week to raise their fears about what they say are systematic efforts to suppress minority voters Democrat Polling Officials from allowing dead people, cats, dogs, bused interstate SEIU members, visiting international Communist sympathizers, Loony Tunes, aliens, felons, imposters, and anyone else with phony ID paid to likely to vote vote for President Obama.”

How in Gods Green Earth can the UN be allowed to invade our sovereignty and interfere with our election process!! It’s none of their G-DAMN business!

For one, voting in US elections is not a HUMAN RIGHTS issue... It’s a US citizenship issue! The right to participate and vote in US elections is a right by statute, actually more of a privilege, which is afforded each and every qualified LEGAL US citizen pursuant to State laws, The US Constitution Amendments and the Voters Rights Act of 1965.

Voting is more a privilege then a right because you can forfeit that right or be disenfranchised under certain circumstances such as felony convictions, State voter identification requirements and voter registration laws. The United States Constitution has several amendments which stop disenfranchising a voter based on discrimination but it is still the responsibility of each and every citizen to take the necessary steps to prove they ARE a US citizen at the polls and can RIGHTFULLY exercise their franchise.

WTF are the UN clowns supposed to be looking for? Making sure that anyone shows up with a temperature of 98.6 cannot be suppressed to vote regardless of citizenship status or qualification just because some European Kangaroo Court on human rights proclaimed that voting is a basic human right? European Courts are for Europe NOT the United States, we are sovereign. Besides... human rights aint the problem, its BEING QUALIFIED. I can’t show up in Germany and just proclaim I have a “Human Right” to vote in their national elections. Sure being human gets you in the voting line but unless you can prove German citizenship... GET LOST!

There is no difference in the argument if compared to the right to own a home or drive a car! Yes, you have the right to own a home... IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT!! Yes you have a right to drive on public roads... IF YOU CAN PROVE FINACIAL RESPOSIBILITY AND PASS A DRIVERS EXAM AND ROAD TEST!

YES you have the right to vote in a US General election... IF YOU CAN PROVE US CITIZENSHIP AND QUALIFY!


27 posted on 10/20/2012 4:55:50 PM PDT by Bellagio
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mark17

I have thought for many years we need to pull out of the UN. It is an anti-American group of thugs and third world dictators. If that doesn’t happen, then the next best thing is to advise them they have one year to vacate the UN property in New York and set up shop in another country.


28 posted on 10/20/2012 4:56:06 PM PDT by animal172 (Go Paul Ryan. Chew 'em up and spit 'em out.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer

“We no longer have the America that the Founding Fathers intended for us. “

Don’t be melodramatic. If you see a blue helmet at your polling place, stomp his nuts into the concrete. That’s what Thomas Jefferson would’ve done.


29 posted on 10/20/2012 6:48:04 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Billthedrill
Great shades of Jimmuh Carter observing and blessing the election of dictators. Only this time we'll have fascists raising a ruckus that we suppressed Leftist cheating to the point that they had to try to hide the malfeasance.
30 posted on 10/21/2012 1:43:19 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson