International monitors coming to the USA to monitor OUR elections for fairness?!!? I think it is terrible. Can’t we monitor our own elections ourselves? Do we really need and want foreigners to police our election? I don’t even care if it has been done before and I just didn’t know it – I think it sends a lousy message to the world about the United States.
We happen to be the oldest democracy with the oldest Constitution on the planet! If we can’t make sure our elections fair – and prosecute those who might try to make them unfair - we ought to ‘hang it up.’
I don’t want other countries coming to the USA to police our election….it is embarrassing and none of their business! I don’t have any problem with the ACLU or the Justice Department or any other American group monitoring elections themselves for fairness — but outsourcing to foreign countries? Have we our minds and our pride? Let me repeat, we are the oldest democracy on the planet with the oldest Constitution.
Am I wrong? If so, please tell me…
International monitors at US polling places draw criticism
By Alexander Bolton – 10/20/12
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, a concern 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 and the 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 CLICK HERE