A disturbing development is now ensuing regarding the United Nations and our own Nov. 6 presidential election.
Liberals and conservative have been engaged in a heated battle for the last year centered on elections.
The right is concerned about voter fraud, especially in light of activities of groups like ACORN, unearthed during the 2008 election. Conservatives demand assurances that each person casting a vote be able to prove that he is, in fact, the person he purports to be.
The left’s concern is voter suppression. Liberals argue that compelling voters to produce government-issued photo identification at the polls imposes an undue hardship upon the electorate, especially minorities.
Seeking a resolution, the Obama administration has sued a number of states that have enacted voter-ID laws. More often than not, the states came out the victors.
Not content to simply accept the decisions of the courts and move on, liberal organizations have taken their grievances to the United Nations.
As a direct result, the UN-affiliated Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will send 44 poll watchers at various locations around the country to monitor our elections on November 6.
44 doesn’t sound like many in a country the size of the United States, but consider the following: It’s a foot in the door by the UN, it establishes a terrible precedent and is an affront to our national sovereignty.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP and the ACLU sent a letter to OSCE, which warned of “a coordinated political effort to disenfranchise millions of Americans — particularly traditionally disenfranchised groups like minorities.”
True the Vote, a conservative-leaning group seeking to eliminate election fraud, isn’t taking this lying down. It’s founder and president, Catherine Engelbrecht, told The Hill in a statement, “These activist groups sought assistance not from American sources, but from the United Nations. The United Nations has no jurisdiction over American elections.”
Even more disturbing, the OSCE monitors won’t limit their observations to what goes on at the polls. According to Giovanna Maiola, spokeswoman for OSCE, “They are focusing on a number of areas on the state level, including the legal system, election administration, the campaign, the campaign financing [and] new voting technologies used in the different states.”
Read further at The Hill.