Monday, January 24, 2011
But the OAS technical recommendations do not fix the fact that rampant and blatant fraud occurred during the elections. Jacques Bernard a State Department consultant that worked in Afghanistan dispatched to Haiti found that 57% of the tallysheets were rigged and also see the Wall Street Journal analysis:
Americans would never accept elections like those that occurred in Haiti. They went to the Supreme Court for hanging chads. Why should they be calling for Haitians to accept fraudulent elections? Everyone argues that it is in the interest of stability, but what stability is there in country now? This run-off solution would bring about only short-term stability. It’s essentially “punting” on the issue or kicking the can down the road. It leaves the job undone and leaves unresolved issues in the country. Doing the right thing here is tough and requires more work, but it is the only sustainable solution.