Voter suppression. The under-reported story.

I think the US election needs more foreign observers to ensure that this election proceeds without the sort of anti-democratic tactics we usually associate with countries like Zimbabwe and dictatorships that hold mock elections.  

The voter "caging" efforts have been severely under-reported by the press in the US, so one cannot rely on the press to properly ensure that proper democratic process may take place.

However, CNN did run this piece about the Obama team filing a suit over alleged voter suppression plan.

If we had an adequate presence of international observers, the violations of voter rights may get a lot of coverage in the foreign media.  And one would hope that some of this reporting trickled back into the domestic media coverage.

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