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I saw this as a flash-by text on CNN whilst at the gym today, and then found this article from the Hill.

United Nations-affiliated election monitors from Europe and central Asia will be at polling places around the U.S. looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups, a concern raised by civil rights groups during a meeting this week. The intervention has drawn criticism from a prominent conservative-leaning group combating election fraud.
It's only 44 observers, but they're going to PA, OH, WI, TX and one other state i can't think of (and the article doesn't say) in response to a request from NAACP, ACLU and others.  I, for one, am glad that there are going to be neutral observers who can actually report what's going on w/o any kind of D/R bias.

Of course, the conservative groups behind the voter-suppression tactics are aghast.  The doosh, er president, of True the Vote slammed the civil rights groups, having a sad that they didn't turn to "american" sources to watch the vote.  Ridiculous on its face.

3:34 PM PT: Don't know how i missed this earlier w/a search of UN and elections, but it appears i did ~ Christian Dem in NC diaried this earlier here: http://www.dailykos.com/...

and the OSCE web page: http://www.osce.org/...

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