[Amid rigged election charges, Russia wants to monitor U.S. vote, comes to mind is the phrase that describes the U.S. as “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy”]… ~Ron
Published time: 20 Oct, 2016 | rt.com
The U.S. has rejected a Russian proposal to send diplomats to monitor the upcoming presidential elections and some states have even threatened to bring criminal charges against any that appear at ballot stations, Russian election officials report.
Sources in the Central Elections Commission have told Izvestia daily that its representatives held a series of talks with the U.S. State Department to discuss sending a delegation of monitors to U.S. polling stations on November 8. U.S. officials categorically rejected even the possibility of such a mission, however, instead recommending that Russia join the international mission of the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). …Read more.
If Only We Could Vote for Peace Instead of a “Commander-in-Chief”
Op-Ed by Robert C. Kohler | activistpost.com
Maybe it’s the phrase — “commander in chief” — that best captures the transcendent absurdity and unaddressed horrors of the 2016 election season and the business as usual that will follow.
I don’t want to elect anyone commander in chief: not the xenophobic misogynist and egomaniac, not the Henry Kissinger acolyte and Libya hawk. …Read more.