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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:28 PM

International observers cite 'concerns' in US vote

Source: Agence France-Presse

The 2012 US elections were conducted in a "professional manner," but "real concerns" remain, international observers said Wednesday.

"The electoral process enjoys broad public confidence," Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe mission chief Daan Everts said in a statement the day after the vote that saw President Barack Obama win a second four-year term.

"At the same time, there are real concerns over issues such as voting rights, the accuracy of voter lists, the transparency of campaign finance, recount procedures and access for international election observers."

... Eight states, including Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, denied OSCE observers access and two more, Alaska and Tennessee, offered only restricted access, which the OSCE refused.

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h_AAwcArcFGBCYNI4rGYFwrxsnvw?docId=CNG.88ed296055c4842fdc7562cb5fa1fc38.661

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Reply International observers cite 'concerns' in US vote (Original post)
Newsjock Nov 2012 OP
tblue Nov 2012 #1
heaven05 Nov 2012 #2
tblue Nov 2012 #22
Heywood J Nov 2012 #23
LineLineLineLineNew Reply I
heaven05 Nov 2012 #28
Heywood J Nov 2012 #30
Amonester Nov 2012 #5
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #16
Amonester Nov 2012 #19
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #20
wordpix Nov 2012 #3
formercia Nov 2012 #4
eridani Nov 2012 #6
juajen Nov 2012 #12
eridani Nov 2012 #17
Ghost Dog Nov 2012 #24
suffragette Nov 2012 #32
defacto7 Nov 2012 #7
GitRDun Nov 2012 #8
Bozita Nov 2012 #11
progressoid Nov 2012 #15
AAO Nov 2012 #29
ErikJ Nov 2012 #9
icarusxat Nov 2012 #10
YOHABLO Nov 2012 #13
SCVDem Nov 2012 #14
LynnTheDem Nov 2012 #18
marions ghost Nov 2012 #21
demo dutch Nov 2012 #25
ROBROX Nov 2012 #26
SCVDem Nov 2012 #27
Quantess Nov 2012 #31
lovuian Nov 2012 #33

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:33 PM

1. Please let's keep this high on the agenda!

I am going to remind our Dems again and again til it's fixed.

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Response to tblue (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:49 PM

2. figures

my state, michigan with that right wing snake snyder and his defeated emergency manager ballot. It figures. All of the proposals 6 in all were defeated in this state. billions for an unneeded international bridge defeated. sanity did win yesterday, i just hope it lasts.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:25 AM

22. Good luck, Michigan!

I can't stand what the Repubs are doing to you.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:05 AM

23. Uh, three things.

1) The vote to defeat Prop 6 means the bridge is going ahead. 2) The bridge won't be paid for by Michigan. 3) You've probably seen the traffic backups that go on for miles.

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Response to Heywood J (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:48 PM

28. I

admit I really was confused about this prop. and no I hear about the backups from time to time, but since I don't cross the border, I truly don't think about that element of the bridge controversy.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #28)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:55 AM

30. No worries. Moroun spent a lot of money to make sure people were confused. (NT)

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Response to tblue (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:20 PM

5. By the way, we have to fix this :)

Write en masse to: the electronic address or the Pennsilvanya-Avenue's snail-mail one!

And by en masse, I mean: Massively.

At the President's request!

Forward the facsimile to Congresscritters.

All Fired Up And Ready To Go!

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Response to Amonester (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:02 PM

16. Ah HA!!!

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:26 PM

19. Where's that? Russia? (*snark*)




Oh yes, long overdue because it's shameful.

Do it and send the bill to the kkkoch's suckers so at least these billions of *theirs* won't be wasted on nothing.


The problem remains "HOW" to "fix" it: look at Election Canada or *sold* to the friking "pRivate sectoR" ?

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Response to Amonester (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:34 PM

20. More places to vote and more machines than you need....

When I went in here in California I had two people ahead of me and inside there were 20 machines and only three people using them.

Total time: 7 minutes.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:54 PM

3. these things need to be fixed pronto before next election

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:55 PM

4. The UN is coming!!!

Keep an eye out for Black Helos and stormtroopers with blue helmets.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:40 PM

6. Their cheating and vote suppression were not enough to win

At least not THIS time. We need to get national laws to change this.

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Response to eridani (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:15 PM

12. In the Anonymous thread, he/she said the cheating was going to be reversed. I think I believe it.

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Response to juajen (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:10 PM

17. Not sure about that. The fact that they didn't know for sure about Anonymous capabilities--

--might well have been a discouraging factor, though.

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Response to eridani (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:22 AM

24. That's food for thought. Thanks. n/t

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Response to eridani (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:19 PM

32. Exactly so

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:47 PM

7. What's there to hide?


If it's only pride, is not being transparent worth the lack of trust it creates?
Non-transparency is not worth distrust.

If it's not pride, then they are hiding something.

Either way, it's incorrect management of our right to vote.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:47 PM

8. Hmmmm let's see

Alabama - Beth Chapman, Republican
Florida - Ken Detzner, Republican
Iowa - Matt Schultz, Republican
Michigan - Ruth Johnson, Republican
Mississippi - Delbert Hosemann, Republican
Ohio - Jon Husted, Republican
Pennsylvania - Carol Aichele, Republican
Texas - Hope Andrade, Republican
Alaska - Mead Treadwell, Lt. Governor AND Republican: The Lt. Governors in Alaska is the head of division of elections.
Tennessee - Tre Hargett, Republican

You can't make this stuff up!

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Response to GitRDun (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:08 PM

11. +1

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Response to GitRDun (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:00 PM

15. Just what I suspected.

Not surprised that our (Iowa) douche S.O.S. did it.

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Response to GitRDun (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:51 PM

29. Thanks for doing that - I was just about to.

 

My instincts where right with you - where there's smoke, there's a Republican.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:03 PM

9. HOW ABOUT 8 HOUR LONG LINES IN POOR DISTRICTS OF RED STATES?

Sheesh! Talking about voter suppression!!

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:04 PM

10. I asked for a paper ballot in Utah

The poll workers gathered and in loud voices asked each other if I had been belligerent. Then they announced my wife's name along with mine in voices audible to everyone in the voting center asking why I had asked for a provisional ballot...
weird

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:16 PM

13. Let's Get Rid Of Corporately Owned Voting Machines

Like Diebold and ES&S !! Go back to readable paper ballots with a paper copy.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:29 PM

14. USA, USA, USA, USA!

Aren't we proud?

Really we are full of crap!

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:23 PM

18. The hypocrisy lives on.

Funny how denying international election observers is something the rightwingnuttery like to use as a war cry against other nations...

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:38 PM

21. "Real Concerns"

U Betcha

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:31 AM

25. No surprise there......All Republican Governors!

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:59 AM

26. THE LIST OF STATES SEEM LIKE THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES

 

I see democratic states failed to make the list of states requiring observers. I remember one time I was in Arkansas restaurant ordering breakfast. I asked for sour dough toast and the whole restaurant was totally quit until I asked for whole wheat toast. I forgot I was in white bread country.

I have been in many southern states. Generally the people are great. The problem is that culturally there are some who are stuck in their dark age and refuse to enter the post slavery era. Someday I may return to the south, but my California accent may be a problem.

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Response to ROBROX (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:05 PM

27. I have an accent?

I've never heard of a southern California accent, dude.

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Response to ROBROX (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:39 PM

31. Did they not know what sour dough bread was, or what?

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:58 PM

33. our election process is suspect

and for good reason

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