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The U.S. has invited the U.N. to post observers at our next Presidential election. Representatives from the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and other "well known outposts of democracy" ( my comments) will be sent to polling places in Texas, New Mexico, and all other states to observe whether the elections are conducted as"they should be". It was an initiative of the NAACP, backed by the White House....................
Why the indignation? Are you implying that the U.S. is guilty of hiding something?
Do you not think that the American people should be proud to show off the best, fairest and most uncorrupted free election process in the World?
I am not sure where you infer "indignation" from a statement of facts.
It is a fact that the U.N. does not have jurisdiction over our elections, nor has it ever had. Not by treaty, not by agreement, and the U.S. has always denied access to our polling places to ANY one not a citizen. That has clearly changed. I can see this "forum" posting is also headed to the weeds. Sorry to have posted. Beg all of you all's pardon for pointing out a very significant deviation from our American traditions and beliefs.
I assume you believe that the Black Panthers intimidation in multiple voting locations in 2008 was honest?
but of course...they are 'minority', they can do whatever.
Was anyone invited from Venezuela, Tony? I understand they are the masters at running honest elections. :-O
great, just what we need...'inspectors' from countries well known for no corruption....and they have no interests in the outcome of our election....
Even Sweden wouldnt let those observe their elections. Were so on the track to a "world order"....good luck.
I think this may be a good idea for the next election. I just finished watching a PBS program:
The USA of the future will not be run by the same people who have decided it until this point.
I would cite references to PanamaGuide.com, but it has been done.
I'm so panicked that I may have to quiver. Oh -- perhaps I'll moan, too. Oh.
from what you refer to (Wiki) abv
The legitimacy of an election can be affected by the criticism of monitors, provided that they are themselves seen as unbiased
The "legitimacy" of ANYTHING can be "affected" by durned-near ANYBODY if observers comment based upon their interpretation of whatever they observe or witness, assuming those who feel qualified to do the "legitimizing" deed choose to lend credence to whatever it is that may have been observed.
What blows me away, more than anything else in the endeavors of human beings, is hubris. The inherent irony of pride never ceases to amaze.
Looks like This Ain't Their First Rodeo.
The page of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe related to recent United States elections is at: http://www.osce.org/odihr/elections/usa
General Elections, 6 November 2012 http://www.osce.org/odihr/90651
Following an invitation from the United States Mission to the OSCE to observe the 6 November 2012 general elections, ODIHR deployed a Limited Election Observation Mission for these elections.
Mid-Term Congressional Elections, 2 November 2010 http://www.osce.org/odihr/elections/usa/74790
In response to an invitation from the ambassador of the United States to the OSCE, and based on the recommendation of a needs assessment mission that was carried out on 23-27 May, ODIHR deployed an election assessment mission on 11 October for the mid-term congressional elections on 2 November.
General Elections, 4 November 2008 http://www.osce.org/odihr/elections/usa/general_2008
Following an invitation from the Government of the United States of America to observe the 4 November general elections, ODIHR conducted a needs assessment mission and subsequently deployed a limited election observation mission on 10 October.
Mid-term Congressional Elections, 7 November 2006
In response to an invitation from the US authorities, ODIHR deployed an election assessment mission for the 7 November mid-term congressional elections.
Presidential Election, 2 November 2004 http://www.osce.org/odihr/elections/usa/presidential_2004
In response to an invitation from the Government of the United States of America, ODIHR conducted an election observation mission of a targeted nature to the 2 November elections.
General Elections, 5 November 2002 http://www.osce.org/odihr/elections/usa/general_2002
In line with the 1990 Copenhagen Document commitments, the United States invited ODIHR to observe the 5 November 2002 general elections. In response, ODIHR deployed an Election Assessment Mission for these elections.