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Sunday, December 16, 2012

UN Poll watchers baffled the U.S. doesn’t require ID to vote


RWB News: It baffles us as well. When the NAACP appealed to the United Nations on behalf of fair elections, they cited Voter ID as one of the offensive tactics being used to suppress American votes. Then, when the U.N. announced they were sending poll watchers to the United States for our Nov. 6 election, the announcement was met with a stern warning from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, as well as general distrust on the part of conservatives. Ironically, the observations U.N. poll watchers made were reported as “baffled” by our voting system based on “trust,” since their own countries require an ID to vote.
U.N. poll watchers baffled U.S. doesn’t require ID to vote – 11/06/12
Those of us who thought U.N. election observers would be completely worthless or unhelpful today, were wrong. U.N. observers are expressing their surprise at how much trust Americans put into the election system without verification and cannot believe Voter I.D. isn’t a national requirement to vote.
“It’s an incredible system,” said Nuri K. Elabbar, who traveled to the United States along with election officials from more than 60 countries to observe today’s presidential elections as part of a program run by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). Your humble Cable guy visited polling places with some of the international officials this morning. Most of them agreed that in their countries, such an open voting system simply would not work.
The most often noted difference between American elections among the visitors was that in most U.S. states, voters need no identification. Voters can also vote by mail, sometimes online, and there’s often no way to know if one person has voted several times under different names, unlike in some Arab countries, where voters ink their fingers when casting their ballots.
The international visitors also noted that there’s no police at U.S. polling stations. In foreign countries, police at polling places are viewed as signs of security; in the United States they are sometimes seen as intimidating.
Our “trust-based system” may not be so trustworthy after all…
Obama won 108% of registered voters in Ohio county:
GOP inspectors tossed from polling place:
How widespread is voter fraud?
In Philadelphia, Judge orders Obama mural covered up, so they slapped a couple of posters up over his face and left his logo and quote up:
Voter Fraud: People go to vote, ballots already cast in their names; Others Tweet that they vote more than once:
Democrat double voter caught in North Carolina:
Poll worker in High Point, NC tells people to vote Democrat:
Intimidation in Detroit, MI, Tweeters are reporting that a GOP poll watcher was chased away by a man claiming to have a gun, and another Tweeter claimed a voter objected to an Obama supporter actively campaigning in a polling place and was punched in the face.
Voter fraud continues through election day:
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