International Observers Praise US For Orderly Election And Condemn Trump’s “Baseless Allegations” Of Fraud

The Washington Post reports:

A group of international election observers on Wednesday praised the U.S. vote as calm and orderly but condemned President Trump’s “baseless allegations” of fraudulent ballot counts and suggestion that the tally be stopped midstream, saying he had undermined public confidence in democratic institutions.

“Nobody — no politician, no elected official, nobody — should limit the people’s right to vote,” said Michael Georg Link, a member of the German parliament who led the lawmakers sent by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to observe a U.S. election for the ninth time.

“Coming after such a highly dynamic campaign, making sure that every vote is counted is a fundamental obligation of all branches of government. Baseless allegations of systematic deficiencies, notably by the incumbent president, including on election night, harm public trust in democratic institutions.”