Interesting Sign for our Country

For the first time ever, the OSCE, an organization that helps insure fair voting standards in developing Democracies across the globe, will have representatives watching the US National Elections.
This fact is touched upon in a report by the BBC (I looked for a more informative article, and found this one and an anti-OSCE involvement article).

As you can probably guess, I think this is a good thing. I honestly do not believe that this election will be wholy clean. It would take a lot of rose-coloring on my glasses to not note that many voters got disenfranchised in the last election, and probably in every election to some degree. With our upcoming election so close, I suspect that some people (maybe not even party leaders, but individuals acting on their own to “support their cause”) may cause similar problems again.

What do you all think?

2 Responses to “Interesting Sign for our Country”

I think this would be a good thing. Even if I weren’t concerned about this election, I don’t really see much of a problem this would cause except it would mean admitting that we don’t have a perfect system. I think any extra safeguards to ensure fairness should be welcomed. The only objection I saw that seemed to have any weight seemed to be the comment that state laws regulate who is allowed to be an election monitor. But even if it required someone to be registered to vote, I could see it being possible for people with dual citizenship to take part, though maybe a bit impractical on a large scale.

mcmillan - September 27th, 2004 at 7:15 am

I think it’s great. And I shall let this link speak for me:

ShortSpeedFreak - September 29th, 2004 at 8:46 pm

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