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HelpThe UN To Protect US Election Integrity

TrueVote.US
Press Release/Action Alert

The Whole World Is Watching

The election is upon us. More than 20% of Americans have already voted and Election Day is only four days away. True Vote's report on the election so far shows lots of problems from registration through voting, but U.S. election integrity advocates are mobilized and the whole world is watching. Many organizations and individuals are working to ensure an election result that voters can trust.

This week I met with two international election observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights is engaged in an election observation mission in the United States in 40 states. True Vote provided them with a breadth of examples of election issues that they should be monitoring.

Yesterday, I went with two colleagues to seven embassies in Washington, DC to deliver a "Petition for International Observers for the U.S. Presidential Elections 2008." The petition was submitted by TrueVote.US, No More Stolen Elections, the Economic Human Rights Project, Chesapeake Citizens and Global Exchange. Today, the petition is being delivered to the United Nations. We want to make sure that if the election results are contested steps have been taken so that the U.N. is able to participate in ensuring the integrity of the U.S. election. You can see a summary of the petition here, and the full petition here. Watch a video of our delivery of the petition in Washington, DC.

Our international actions are to let American officials know that the whole world is watching. Please sign the petition to support our call for international involvement in a disputed election. Click here to sign the petition.

TrueVoteUS's action alerts, joined in by the No More Stolen Elections Campaign, have let election administrators know that there are thousands of eyes watching, their actions will be monitored and reported on so that they can be held accountable. We hope to applaud a smoothly run honest election, but if not we will work for a 2008 election Americans can trust.

While there is more work to do to ensure the integrity of U.S. elections, in recent years Democracy advocates had an impact. This year, a majority of Americans will be voting with a paper record, a shrinking number are voting on touch screen machines and there is more flexibility in when people can vote. Early voting has already shown the need for more reform and True Vote will advocate for a democracy agenda in the next Congress.

Thank you for your support. When we have called on you to take action many of you have. We appreciate it. If you are able to support our work with a donation that would be helpful at this critical time. Click here to donate.

Sincerely,

Kevin Zeese

Executive Director

ENDS

TrueVote.US is a project of the Campaign for Fresh Air & Clean Politics

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