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The International Election Observer Mission says US Elections were Well Managed

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The International Election Observation Mission has said that the 3 November general elections held in the United State of America were competitive and well managed despite legal uncertainties and logistical challenges.

In a statement of preliminary findings and conclusion on the US Elections released to the media by the Mission, operating on the OSCE banner, the report said that a highly polarized political environment, acrimonious campaign rhetoric fuelled tensions and that measures intended to secure the elections during the pandemic triggered protracted litigation driven by partisan interests.

The report said that the ncertainty caused by late legal challenges and evidence-deficient claims about election fraud created confusion and concern among election officials and voters and that Voter registration and identification rules in some states are unduly restrictive for certain groups of citizens.

The report further said that the media, although sharply polarized, provided comprehensive coverage of the campaign and made efforts to provide accurate information on the organization of elections.

The report also said that Arrangements put in place by the election administrators, including for early and postal voting, together with committed civic engagement, allowed
for high voter participation despite challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic.

The report said that counting and tabulation, which is ongoing, should continue in accordance with the law and OSCE commitments

The report also took a swipe on what it described as baseless allegations of systematic deficiencies, notably by the incumbent president, including on election night, adding that this could harm public trust in democratic institutions.

Before the US went to the polls on Tuesday’s vote, there were hundreds of lawsuits regarding postal and early voting. They centred on a range of issues such as the deadline for posting and receiving ballots and the witness signatures required.

Republican-run states said restrictions were necessary to clamp down on voter fraud, while Democrats said these were attempts to keep people from exercising their civic rights.

In his speech on election night, Donald Trump called the vote “a fraud on the American public”.

The Trump campaign now wants to stop the count in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia and Michigan, claiming – without evidence – that there is voter fraud.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Can some one help me understand how the Democrats winning in USA automatically translates into UPND magically winning zambian elections? I am baffled by this thinking. Is this one of hh political theories? Nadabwa. It seems being educated does not make you immune from f00lishness. Seek help.

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  2. What has happened in America will be the opposite of what will happen in Zambia. The opposition will start crying foul before vote counting is completed

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  3. Funny how international election observers are quick to shower America with praises even before the counting is done and amidst such tension. The nation is as ununited as never before.. dreadful to imagine what will happen if Trump loses.

  4. AFRICA DOESNT KNOW THE MEANING OF FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS
    NEVER HAS NEVER WILL
    MAKE PRESIDENTS FOR LIFE BEST SOLUTION
    LESS EMBARASSMENT KIKIKIKIKI

  5. America risks sanctions from Zimbabwe if the elections aren’t free and fair! That’s the joke doing the rounds in Zimbabweband has reallygone dwn well.

  6. America risks sanctions from Zimbabwe if the elections aren’t free and fair! That’s the joke doing the rounds in Zimbabweb and has really gone dwn well.

  7. I dont understand what America is being praised for by Zambians here. Are you guys following the elections there? The President who is losing has alleged that the elections have been rigged. He has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court and other courts. This kind of after-election behavious is associated with sh1thole countries

  8. Real lessons from this is that all you !d!0+$ who question ECZ when is working hard to collect votes from far flung areas and around must listen to Biden’s narrative, ALL votes count.
    It is imperative.
    It is necessary.
    It is not vital.
    Damn it Donald Trump is behaving like kleptoh².

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  9. Our ECZ has always gotten it right when it comes to elections. Its just that when some looses, they find someone to blame. Even in football we see this every time from the loosing team….always blaming the innocent and hard working ref…. Even at school, when one fails the exam………u know what they say…..what a shame

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