How does McCain win? Fraud. Voter Suppression. Maybe the inclusion of foreign election monitors will help keep fraud to a minimum. Estimates show 2-4 percent fraud margins. In a landslide election, this might not be important. In a close election, 2 to 4 percent fraud makes the difference.
Russian observers to monitor U. S. vote
The National Post…. 10/23/08….Peter Goodspeed
Stung by international criticism of its presidential and congressional elections, Russia is striking back by sending a team of observers to monitor the U. S. presidential poll on Nov. 4.
Andrei Nesterenko, a spokesman with Russia’s Foreign Ministry, says Moscow will have eight election observers attached to a monitoring mission conducted by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
The OSCE, which has infuriated the Kremlin in the past by criticizing elections in Russia and other post-communist states, is sending 62 election observers to the United States.
The mission, headed by Audrey Glover, the top British diplomat, includes a core of 13 international experts from the OSCE’s office in Washington and 48 international observers who will be deployed in teams of two around the country.
In addition to visiting polling stations on Nov. 4, they will study the election campaign, media coverage and issues of voter registration, identification and voters rights.
Russia’s Central Elections Committee has also assigned its Centre for the Study of Election Technology to review the U. S. election campaign.