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International monitors at US polling spots draw criticism from voter fraud groups

October 22, 2012

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The GOP, rethug, teabagging, right wing nut republicans are not happy about their voter suppression, voter intimidation and voter fraud tactics being exposed to the bright light of truth. (Did I just type “the bright light of truth”? How dramatic. Who cares. It stays.)

The criminals are screaming bloody murder at the possibility of being caught trying to steal the Presidency.

Like the cockroaches that they are, (apology to cockroaches) they can’t stand their lies and crimes being uncovered.

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Source: The Hill

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 from its human rights office around the country on Election Day to monitor an array of activities, including potential disputes at polling places. It’s part of a broader observation mission that will send out an additional 80 to 90 members of parliament from nearly 30 countries.

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 from Catherine Engelbrecht, founder and president of True 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 in a statement to The Hill. “The United Nations has no jurisdiction over American elections.”

Neil Simon, director of communications for the OSCE’s parliamentary assembly, agreed the U.N. does not have jurisdiction over U.S. elections but noted all OSCE member counties, which include the United States, have committed since 1990 to hold free and democratic elections and to allow one another to observe their 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 observe the overall election process, not just the ballot casting,” said Giovanna Maiola, spokeswoman for OSCE. “They are focusing on a number of areas on the state level, including the legal system, election administration, the campaign, the campaign financing new voting technologies used in the different states.”

In a follow-up e-mail, Maiola noted that it is a limited election-observation mission. She said “the OSCE has regularly been invited to observe elections in the United States, in line with OSCE commitments.”

Access of international observers during voting is explicitly allowed in some states such as Missouri, South Dakota, North Dakota and New Mexico.

“State law does not generally provide for international observers,” Maiola said. “However, through our contacts at state and county level in certain states, we managed to secure invitations at local level and we have taken up the offer to observe. Where this is not possible, we will respect the state regulation on this matter and will not observe in precincts on Election Day.”

International observers will follow up on the concerns raised by civil rights groups.

“We attended their meeting, we took note of the issued they raised and we asked our observers in the field to follow up on them,” said Maiola.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/263141-international-monitors-at-polling-places-draw-criticism-from-voter-fraud-group


According to the twitter feeds of several TP/RW zealots here are the top three most common responses. I couldn’t mine for more, I felt my brain cells dying. I also need a shower after wading through so much crap.

1. They are screaming this is a conspiracy of President Obama to create a new world order.
2. Mitt Romney should ask during the debate why Mr. Obama would allow an invasion on his watch.
3. We (Dems) are trying to suppress their votes & the UN are our “thugs” all sanctioned by POTUS
Right now twitter is lighting up with right wing, tea party, & GOP freak outs.

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There is a petition to try and get the DOJ involved in investigating what is going on. A stolen election can’t be allowed to happen again. I was here in Ohio in 2004 when the votes disappeared only to be counted in Tennessee in the middle of the night. Then many counties destroyed the voting records even after being told not to. Bush did not have the votes in Ohio when the polls closed and all but the ballots that went to Tennessee to be counted were accounted for. Over 300,000 votes that were said for Bush but couldn’t be verified.

Polling intimidation is happening even before the election.

Here is the petition;

http://www.change.org/petitions/attorney-general-eric-holder-investigate-tagg-romney-owning-voting-machines-in-ohio#supporters

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I don’t know if it will do any good but something has to be tried.

Thanks for visiting.

 

 

 

 

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