Sunday, August 08, 2004

International observers to monitor November election 

Thanks to pressure from 13 Democrats in congress, the State Department has invited the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to monitor the U.S. presidential election. The OSCE has monitored 150 elections in 30 countries. This is the first time international observers will be present at a U.S. presidential election.

But nobody expects the observers to solve everything, least of all the Kerry and Bush campaigns themselves. Both campaigns are assembling armies of lawyers to watch for voting regularities in Florida and other key states.

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