Now this needs some publicity.
Several members of the House of Representatives have requested the United Nations (news - web sites) to send observers to monitor the November 2 US presidential election to avoid a contentious vote like in 2000, when the outcome was decided by Florida.Yeah? I wonder who these fine, upstanding Congressional Representatives are.
There’s Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas; the Yahoo article mistakenly says she’s from Florida), who is spear-heading this proposal.
I checked the House site for press releases. Nothing.
I want, no, demand to know who else it is in our legislature that would propose to bring the UN in for “observation” for one of the US’ presidential elections. And what will happen if the UN finds something suspicious during the election?
Will these representatives propose that the election results be nullified? Will they ask the UN to send a multi-national force to impose its will on the US government? Sounds as if some members of the House want to get back a the president for both the 2000 election and for Iraq. You, know, the "theft" and the "quagmire."
Good flocking luck.
Do these representatives know what size the can of worms is that they are proposing to open up?
(Thanks to Ith)
UPDATE: Here they are (thanks to faithful reader, teal marie).
Joseph Crowley (D-NY-07)
Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-07)
Danny Davis (D-IL-07)
Corrine Brown (D-FL-03)
Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-14)
Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-08)
Michael Honda (D-CA-15)
Elijah Cummings (D-MD-07)
Julia Carson (D-IN-07)
Edolphus Towns (D-NY-10)
(I'm surprised that my rep, Miss Maxine isn't on this list. Apparently, even she knows a loser when she sees one.)
Interesting how one has to dig deep into the web site of some of the members to find out what party they belong to—as if I couldn’t guess. For some, I had to check out their committee membership. Finally, I simply looked at the House Directory for the information.