http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/10/07/election.observers.ap/index.html I don't understand why so many people don't want observers in our elections. What are you trying to do? This will HELP our democracy become better and more efficient. Just because it offends some sense of pride because we are America is ridiculous. Just because we are America doesn't mean we are invinsible against fraud. It seems to me that the country that thinks it's elections are perfect and doesn't need to watch them is the country most prone to tamper. It often times takes an outside opinion to recognize one's faults. Barring an exercise that could help the nature of our democracy is absolutely ridiculous and contrary to what I believe in as an American!