Skip to comments.Foreign election officials amazed by trust-based U.S. voting system
Posted on 11/06/2012 1:06:17 PM PST by Red Badger
For the head of Libya's national election commission, the method by which Americans vote is startling in that it depends so much on trust and the good faith of election officials and voters alike.
"It's an incredible system," said Nuri K. Elabbar, who traveled to the United States along with election officials from more than 60 countries to observe today's presidential elections as part of a program run by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). Your humble Cable guy visited polling places with some of the international officials this morning. Most of them agreed that in their countries, such an open voting system simply would not work.
"It's very difficult to transfer this system as it is to any other country. This system is built according to trust and this trust needs a lot of procedures and a lot of education for other countries to adopt it," Elabbar said.
The most often noted difference between American elections among the visitors was that in most U.S. states, voters need no identification. Voters can also vote by mail, sometimes online, and there's often no way to know if one person has voted several times under different names, unlike in some Arab countries, where voters ink their fingers when casting their ballots.
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Better not trust the demwits.
Playing the race card enables a lot of evil in our country and them dumass foreigners may have older countries but our young nation have the most talented crooks.
It is not trust, but corrupt judges who heed the false cries of racism that revoke reasonable efforts to maintain integrity of voting process.
The American system is stupid and was designed by wusses. Countries that take voting seriously require a solid ID, not a library card or a utility bill.
If the country treats voting like a joke, it becomes a joke.
And it’s not trust-based. It’s wuss-based.
Solid ID. Definite penalties for voting twice or impersonating someone. FINES and/or JAIL.
This trust system was forced on us by un-trustworthy people.
Well, when Democrats are criminals and Republicans are pusses you wind up with a system which cries out for voter fraud! What’s to be surprised about!!??
I wanted to see, tomorrow, how many of the local landscapers who barely speak English had purple fingers, too.
It's not enough just to mark voters to keep them from voting twice, it also marks them for their neighbors to see. Who voted who shouldn't have, and who didn't vote who should have?
Democrats have learned very well to betray that trust to their full advantage. The system has been corrupted in every way they could possibly think of and get away with.
I take back my comments about the library card being used as an ID to vote. How many 0bama voters have a library card? I thought so. Allow it.
Did they say this before or after they voted for obama?