The rumors of UN poll watchers coming to the United States appear to be true, and Arizona has been spotted on the list of cities where UN poll watchers will be stationed. If this list is accurate, The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) (a partner of the UN) will be sending 44 observers to locations throughout the US on Election Day to keep an eye out for “voter suppression activities by conservative groups“. This OSCE published also shows that two UN poll watchers will be sent to Phoenix, Arizona – Aida Alzhanova from Kazakhstan (the country that could be the poster child for rigged elections) and Hans Kaboth from Germany.
The Attorney General in Texas has issued a statement that says, “The OSCE’s representatives are not authorized by Texas law to enter a polling place”, but how are Arizona’s officials planning to handle this UN invasion?
Jeff Flake, Representative for Arizona’s 6th Congressional District and candidate for US Senate weighed in on this issue last night during an NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshop in Arizona. When asked if UN representatives would be monitoring the polls in Arizona, his response was, “It’s NOT going to happen.” He then explained that they are not immune to Arizona’s election laws, and would need to stay at least 75 feet away from the polling stations on Election Day.
This morning, Arizona news and talk radio station, KFYI, was one of the first to report that Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is warning these U.N. observers that “they are subject to arrest if they are in the polling places.”
We will have to wait until Election Day to see if these observers do indeed show up at any of the polling locations in Arizona. If they do show up as planned, it will be very interesting to see if they decide to abide by Arizona law, or end up “observing” the interior of Tent City.