Concerned About Conservatives, UN Affiliate to Monitor U.S. Election

An international outfit associated with the controversial United Nations, invited in by various American organizations and authorities, is set to deploy election monitors across the United States for the upcoming November 6 presidential vote. The campaign is supposedly aimed in part at keeping tabs on alleged “voter suppression” efforts by conservatives.

While there have been plenty of legitimate questions raised in recent years about the integrity of U.S. elections, the latest news sparked fierce criticism from a broad range of organizations and activists. Opponents blasted the move as everything from a cheap propaganda stunt to a dangerous harbinger of future developments.

Other critics pointed out that the UN and its affiliates have absolutely no jurisdiction on U.S. soil. Besides, outraged activists said, concerns about American elections should be addressed by domestic authorities through constitutional means — not by international organizations, especially discredited groups with dictatorial regimes as members.

Dozens of election observers with a UN-partner group known as the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will be stationed throughout the country, the outfit said in a statement. The monitors come mostly from Europe and Asia. Among the countries represented are Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, and others not exactly known for their regimes’ human-rights track records or even honest elections.

The “observer” mission, according to a statement released by the OSCE, is to ensure that U.S. elections comply with “international” standards. “They [will] observe the overall election process, not just the ballot casting,” a spokesperson for the OSCE was quoted as saying by The Hill. “They are focusing on a number of areas on the state level, including the legal system, election administration, the campaign, the campaign financing [and] new voting technologies used in the different states.”

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2 thoughts on “Concerned About Conservatives, UN Affiliate to Monitor U.S. Election

  1. Republicans are notorious for projecting their beliefs and practices on their opponents, and for the past two years their state legislative arm, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) passed restrictive and harsh voter ID laws to combat what they claimed was massive voter fraud. Over the past few months, reports of voter suppression and registration fraud have built up to the point that, like Iraq, this country’s election will be monitored by an international group to stop fraud and intimidation. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is a United Nations affiliate that will deploy 44 observers around the country on Election Day and an additional 80 to 90 members of parliament from nearly 30 countries to monitor American elections. The OSCE election monitors are from its human rights office that focuses on democratization, and they will be looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups.

    • But they do not seem concerned about the armed Black Panther intimidation at polling places. What is wrong with showing an identification to prove you are an American to vote? Aren’t you proud to be an American? The UN has absolutely no right to enter the United States to monitor anything. The Constitution guarantees every State a REPUBLICAN form of government. So of course the UN wants to demonocratize the United States. This is country is NOT a democracy, but a REPUBLIC. Or it is supposed to be.

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