A group of opposition Democrats in the House of Representatives has asked United Nations Secretary- General Kofi Annan to send UN observers to November’s presidential election. The congressmen are worried that we might have a repeat of the Florida fiasco in the previous Presidential election.
How embarrassing can it get? We have to ask the UN to oversee our own elections! It´s almost like living in a banana republic.
But the Un said no…
…because, “The policy and practice is that the United Nations responds to requests made by national governments and not the legislative branch.”
So, I guess such a request would have to come from the president himself.