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Thursday, August 12, 2004

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will monitor the U.S. election Nov. 2 at President Bush's invitation. Members include Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain and the United States.

"OSCE members, including the United States, agreed in 1990 in Copenhagen to allow fellow members to observe elections in one another's countries.

The OSCE, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, has deployed observers to more than 150 elections in Europe and around the world. The observer team will arrive in September to plan how to monitor the election, including how many observers to send and where to deploy them.

OSCE officials deployed an observer team to monitor the most recent U.S. general election on Nov. 5, 2002.

Are these imbeciles going to show the voters in West Palm Beach how to punch a chad properly? I know this is old news, but I still feel the need to vent about it. Who the hell decided that we needed a European agency to monitor our elections? I don't recall the U.S monitoring any elections in Germany or France. Maybe we should have been present in Spain when their citizens were wussing out in the face of terrorism.

On second thought, let's let the haughty morons witness the machinations of our representative democracy. Then let's educate them, and the 30% of the public that still thinks we elect our presidents with direct popular vote, about the interworkings of the Electoral College. Maybe then no one will bitch that their vote wasn't "counted".


.: posted by Dave 11:50 AM

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