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July 7, 2004
The names are in

While the rest of us celebrated our nation's independence, nine congressmen collaborated to secure UN involvement in the November presidential election. I promised to post the names of these representatives but was unable to find any mention of them in the relevant news articles. Thankfully, the National Review's Jed Babbin did the research, and here are the names:

Eddie Bernice Johnson (Tex.)
Joseph Crowley (N.Y.)
Raul Grijalva (Ariz.)
Danny Davis (Ill.)
Corrine Brown (Fla.)
Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.)
Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.)
Michael Honda (Calif.)
Elijah Cummings (Md.)
Julia Carson (Ind.)
Edolphus Towns (N.Y.)

They are all Democrats. (So much for the "bipartisan" aspect of the group which was originally reported.) Mr. Babbin finds the notion of UN involvement just as ridiculous as I did:

America in our Constitution and in every state
has laws that protect the voters from interference
with their right to vote. Any U.N. monitoring would
violate those laws, and more. Neither the U.N. nor any
other foreign organization has any legal or moral
authority to enter American voting halls or to be
present when votes are tabulated. If any U.N.
representatives tried to do so, it would be the duty
of state and local officials to show them the door
peacefully or otherwise. Any discussion between U.N.
"election monitors" and, say, members of the Texas
Rangers or Virginia state police would be very brief
and quite conclusive.

Mr. Babbin also believes this is a preemptory attempt to turn a Bush win into an international dispute:

The U.N. debate would be a riotous anti-American orgy.
There would be U.N. commissions hearing testimony about
election abuses from the U.N. observers and their
supporters among the Democrats. Any U.S. Supreme Court
ruling upholding the election would be ridiculed. Every
dictatorship and despotism and every faux ally such
as France would be breaking its pick to delegitimize
the election and heap scorn on America. The EU would
scold us for not living up to European values, North
Korea and Sudan would lecture us on human rights, and
few would bother to speak in our behalf. And, once
again, we would be diverted from pursuing the war
against terrorists and the nations that support them
by those self same nations.

The UN continues to provide useful idiots to evil dictators, ambitious mullahs . . . and Democrats.

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