The Carter Center, probably the world’s leading experts on fraudulent elections, hopes to tamp down some of the paranoia being inflamed by certain candidates about the integrity of U.S. elections this November.
Without naming any specific candidates, the Carter Center issued a multi-point rebuttal for why there is no reason to believe the POTUS elections will be manipulated. Instead, the NGO said con artists feeding their ego while masquerading as presidential candidates and peddling paranoid crap about voter fraud are committing an “irresponsible” act.
President Jimmy Carter said in the statement:
“The Carter Center has observed more than 100 elections around the world, some of them quite problematic. However, allegations of potential rigging of U.S. elections, as well as of widespread voter fraud, are baseless, serving only to undermine confidence in our democratic processes and inflame tensions.”
Noting that there will almost assuredly be “isolated administrative incidents”, the Carter Center also said a few hiccups does not a fraudulent election make.
On a totally unrelated note: Trump, who claims to be a tough-minded whatever-he-is, has a long history of crying about “rigged” competitions against him. Truly the whole world doesn’t like his petulant self. What a pity.
You can read the entire statement below.
But for all of you being played by an oleaginous huckster this election season, just remember: all of this is what they want you to believe.
Carter Center Statement on the Integrity of U.S. Elections
October 19, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: [email protected]
ATLANTA – Recent claims about rigging of U.S. elections are unfounded and irresponsible. Based on our knowledge of the electoral system in the United States and of the many independent analyses of U.S. polling processes, The Carter Center has great confidence in the overall administrative integrity of U.S. elections. Checks and balances within our electoral system exist to protect it against manipulation. These include processes and checks before and after election day to ensure the integrity of the election process, such as pre-election testing of voting technology and postelection audits that take place in some states; the widespread presence of agents from both parties in polling stations; and the broad access to election results given to the media and the public, enabling transparent reviews of the election results. The American electoral process also benefits from the hard work and dedication of hundreds of thousands of poll workers and election officials, who represent both parties and ensure the integrity of the voting and counting process.
“The Carter Center has observed more than 100 elections around the world, some of them quite problematic,” said former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. “However, allegations of potential rigging of U.S. elections, as well as of widespread voter fraud, are baseless, serving only to undermine confidence in our democratic processes and inflame tensions.”
The Carter Center notes that no election is perfect and that there will be isolated administrative incidents in U.S. elections as in every election conducted around the world. However, these incidents should not call into question the integrity of the entire election. While The Carter Center is not observing elections in the United States, a number of reputable nonpartisan organizations are observing and will issue public reports of their findings after the election.