Skip to comments.International monitors at US polling places draw criticism
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.
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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.
Have no doubt that they will declare that they found voter suppression wherever Obama tells them to.
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.
If they’ll invite them in to monitor our polls, they’ll invite them in to enforce their laws.
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.
Where do they get the authority to do this? Is it codified someplace?
Do the Blue Helmets really want to go there?!
Where do the commie bast___s get their authority to do anything? Out of their rear ends, and that is the sanitized version.
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.
The fact that the Obama administration is allowing this makes him unfit for the office.
Who gives foreign non Americans the right to “monitor” an American polling station??????
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.
I thought you rural people were better shots than that.
Proof positive the SOCIAL LEFT is anti american. If I see one at my poll I may deck him.
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Interesting that they are not interested in fraud.
Come on...This has got to be Satire?
LOL, but you’re going to see some incoming fire because of your exposé of the cognitive dissonance!
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