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Mon Oct 22, 2012, 10:39 AM

UN VOTE MONITORS Draw Outrage from the GOP’s Voter Suppression Groups





Republicans hate the United Nations. They hate globalism and the world government that supposedly threatens to consume the freedoms Americans enjoy – at least before they themselves can strip them from us. Recent events aren’t going to make them happy.

They brought it on themselves.



The Hill reports that “International monitors at US polling spots draw criticism from voter fraud groups.”

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.

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




Of course, given that voter/election fraud groups is a conservative euphemism for voter suppression groups, it’s not surprising they’d bristle at the idea of UN observation. Greta Van Susteren says if we can’t make our own eleections fair we ought to “hang it up.” In other words, what the hell is up with conservatives not being able to blatantly suppress the vote this year? Some other “Patriot” yokel thew up this headline: “U.N. Eurotrash Will Monitor Polling Places Around the U.S. for ‘Voter Suppression’.”


Glenn Beck’s The Blaze went with this headline, answering their own question: “U.N. PARTNER TO MONITOR U.S. ELECTIONS FOR VOTER SUPPRESSION BY…CONSERVATIVES?” Yes Glenn, by conservatives. Just to be clear, Tea Party groups plan to deploy their stromtrooper bullies on Election Day to suppress the vote under the guise of “protecting us” from electionfraud – you know: minorities voting. It is a sad commentary on conditions in the United States that we actually need the UN to protect our rights; rights, ironically, conservatives claim the UN threatens. I never thought, product of America’s Cold War might that I am, that the people of the United States would need the United Nations to protect us on our own soil from our own elites. That’s something that is supposed to happen in developing nations, what I grew up thinking of as the Third World.




But it’s real. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), ironically enough a Cold War product like myself, will, says The Hill, “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.” You can imagine how unhappy conservative voter suppression groups are to have witnesses to their act ivies on Election Day, especially from a group that specializes in this sort of thing. The OSCE says that they are “a leading organization in the field of election observation. It conducts election-related activities across the 56 participating States, including technical assistance and election observation missions.” Good thing. Recent news tells me we’re going to need all the help we can get. The United States is one of those 56 states. You can bet if Romney wins, that will no longer be the case.







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http://www.politicususa.com/vote-monitors-draw-outrage-gops-voter-suppression-groups.html



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Reply UN VOTE MONITORS Draw Outrage from the GOP’s Voter Suppression Groups (Original post)
Segami Oct 2012 OP
gadgets505 Oct 2012 #1
Skidmore Oct 2012 #7
countryjake Oct 2012 #8
libdem4life Oct 2012 #2
rock Oct 2012 #3
ladjf Oct 2012 #4
redqueen Oct 2012 #5
countryjake Oct 2012 #6
LongTomH Oct 2012 #9

Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 10:40 AM

1. I Just emailed True the Vote

 

Sent True the Vote this little love letter:

Thank God that thousands of lawyers and, now, the United Nations will be watching to make sure that TRUE THE VOTE doesn't SCREW THE VOTE, as we all know you're trying to do. Too bad you prefer a fascist nation to American Democracy, but we will continue to fight you until you are on your backs wriggling your ugly appendages like so many cockroaches that have been fumigated!

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Response to gadgets505 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 06:20 PM

7. The only thing to have added to that excellent smack down would have been to congratulate those

weaselly squealers who foment on the notion of "American exceptionalism" that they have at last turned America into a Third World nation. Just another banana republic.

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Response to gadgets505 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 06:34 PM

8. +1

Catherine Engelbrecht will add your name to their voter registration rolls and probably challenge your own ballot, once you've placed your vote. That is the way these rabid people work. We all should check and then double-check again, to make sure that True the Vote will find it impossible to disenfranchise anyone's votes or our own legitimate voter registrations.

I ran into those bastards earlier this summer; even an unmatched addy on a driver's license to your voter registration will spur them to question your right to vote. They are busy little fuckers.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:05 AM

2. Perhaps it had a little to do with Voter Registrations found in trash cans?

UN Blue watching Red State polling places. Indeed.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:07 AM

3. K&R

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 11:37 AM

4. What a surprise! nt

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 05:06 PM

5. Kick...

and rec.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 06:09 PM

6. I hope those UN observers are plentiful in Ohio...

where the True the Vote asshats are busily carrying out their teabagger nonsense, armed with the rolls of voter registrations...don't know why the FBI hasn't yet been called in to investigate the actions of these racist right wingnuts, but hopefully the UN monitors will be able to see thru their tactics.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:10 AM

9. K&R The GOP has been conducting voter suppression for decades!

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