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Unlike Mack, Scott welcomes international election observers



On this, U.S. Rep. Connie Mack has out-tea partied Gov. Rick Scott.

Mack, who hopes to unseat U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, slammed the United Nations yesterday, suggesting the group be "kicked off U.S. soil" and "defunded"after a UN-registered NGO announced it would send 44 independent observers to oversee U.S elections and prevent election fraud.

But Gov. Rick Scott's view is more moderate, even welcoming.

"Sure, anybody that wants to come and look at how we do our elections..I think what they're going to see is we take our elections very seriously," he said Tuesday. "We want people to vote, and they have a right to vote, and (observers) are going to see we're going to have honest fair elections."

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe plans to monitor polls around the country at the request of the NAACP, ACLU and other groups concerned about the disenfranchisement of minorities and other voters.


[Last modified: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 1:12pm]


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