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    Re: UN to be at American Polls?

    So liberals fear Obama losing.

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    Re: UN to be at American Polls?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    No, like passing laws that prevent early voting but making specific allowances for only members of the military.

    Supreme Court allows early voting in Ohio - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com
    How about our troops? Why is there a problem there? Why are ballot requests down?
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    Re: UN to be at American Polls?

    Europeans prefer a weak United States, so that their own influence is relatively stronger. This is the reason Europeans love Obama.

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    It says a lot when outside observers look at this country and think there is something seriously wrong with the conservative party.

    Generally when everyone but yourself thinks there is something wrong with you, there usually is. Not all the time, but I'd say a good majority of the time. Maybe conservatives need to take a good look in the mirror.

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    Re: UN to be at American Polls?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    How about our troops? Why is there a problem there? Why are ballot requests down?
    The issue isn't prohibiting people in military service from voting early.

    The issue is that Republicans are trying to prevent everyone else from voting early.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: UN to be at American Polls?

    International observers are a good idea at any election at any country, especially in the USA. It is time that the world realizes that the USA domestic politics is nothing like what is sold to them, and US elections are in no way superior to other elections, including African ones.

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    Re: UN to be at American Polls?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab9924 View Post
    International observers are a good idea at any election at any country, especially in the USA. It is time that the world realizes that the USA domestic politics is nothing like what is sold to them, and US elections are in no way superior to other elections, including African ones.
    I'd like to know exactly what the "observing" entails.
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    Re: UN to be at American Polls?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    I'd like to know exactly what the "observing" entails.
    They are at polling stations watching the procedures and see if they live up to internationally set standards. It is pretty straight forward. I believe last time they did it, the only issues there were was concerns about conflicts of interest with validating and running the elections, which is something everyone knows is a major problem in the US.
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    Re: UN to be at American Polls?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    They are at polling stations watching the procedures and see if they live up to internationally set standards. It is pretty straight forward. I believe last time they did it, the only issues there were was concerns about conflicts of interest with validating and running the elections, which is something everyone knows is a major problem in the US.
    If they honestly just observe I don't see too much of a problem with it, other than it being relatively little of their business. I do, on the other hand, expect some kind of fallout over this.
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    Re: UN to be at American Polls?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    I'd like to know exactly what the "observing" entails.
    I imagine re-counting the votes after the official final results, plus reporting on legal process violations to some international recording panel, and maybe some news feeds.

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    Re: UN to be at American Polls?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    If they honestly just observe I don't see too much of a problem with it, other than it being relatively little of their business. I do, on the other hand, expect some kind of fallout over this.
    It is the same thing they do in 3rd world countries and even in some European countries. And they only do it when invited. They observe, gather information, and evaluate the election based on set international standards (set among others by the US) on if the election is fair and what issues there are.

    Of course there will be fallout, the conservative spin machine will spin this into some sort of anti-Obama thing, despite that Bush called them in not once, but twice...
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