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MIAMI The global implications of the U.S. election are undeniable, but international monitors at a polling station in southern Florida said Tuesday that voting procedures being used in the extremely close contest fell short in many ways from the best global practices.
The observers said they had less access to polls than in Kazakhstan, that the electronic voting had fewer fail-safes than in Venezuela, that the ballots were not so simple as in the Republic of Georgia and that no other country had such a complex national election system.
"To be honest, monitoring elections in Serbia a few months ago was much simpler," said Konrad Olszewski, an election observer stationed in Miami by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
"They have one national election law and use the paper ballots I really prefer over any other system," Olszewski said.
Originally posted by Jemison
They [the international observers] had difficulty observing the polls, found it confusing that election laws varied State to State and county by county and we didn't have enough fail safes in place.
Originally posted by Valhall
The election rules vary state by state because we are a constitutionalized republic....
not a socialize, cookie-cutter country.
I agree with the first reponder...stay the F*** out of our business.
Originally posted by curme
How dare anyone say we are doing something wrong!
Originally posted by American Mad Man
KEEP THE REST OF THE WORLD THE # OUT OF OUR ELECTIONS
Originally posted by namehere
i like how other nations think they know best....and we're the arrogant ones?