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23 October 2003 @ 12:14 am
A Somewhat Serious Question  

Can we, as mere individuals and US citizens, peition the UN to provide poll watchers for the next US Presidential and Congressional elections? You know, in an attempt to ensure they are conducted fairly and honestly?

(I realize that the horse already left the barn in Florida, but it would be nice if we could prevent a recurrance.)

Current Mood: worriedworried
the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on October 23rd, 2003 06:21 am (UTC)
Of course we can. It'll never happen, though. (My guess is that there's a lot of election fraud, but not much of the wholesale kind that the U.N. tends to uncover.)

Fred A Levy Haskellfredcritter on October 24th, 2003 10:38 am (UTC)
I guess I meant my "can" as in "would it happen," rather than "are we allowed to." Perhaps I shouldn't have assumed that we'd be allowed to, but there you have it. Kinda shows I haven't yet caught up to these new restrictions on what the government allows us to do.

But you're right -- even though we can ask, it wouldn't happen.
Skylarker: whispersskylarker on October 23rd, 2003 04:57 pm (UTC)
Even though it's not likely to be happen, it would give some of us a little more faith in the electoral process if it did.