Russia to Monitor U.S. Presidential Polls [View all]
MOSCOW, March 5 (RIA Novosti)
Russia is preparing to launch a distant monitoring system to observe the U.S. presidential elections in November, the country's chief election official said on Monday.
"The scheme will be up and running by the end of the summer, when we will be working closely with our comrades from public organizations," Vladimir Churov, head of the Central Election Commission, told a news conference in Moscow.
That system will analyze official data and activists' reports from each state, Churov said.
"I believe we will reveal significant shortcomings in the electoral system of our friends from the American continent in addition to the already existing ones," Churov said.