Civil rights experts point to long wait times to vote as a sign of growing voter suppression in the U.S. Here’s what to expect in the 2020 election.


A global election monitoring group will be deployed across the U.S. for the presidential election on Nov. 3. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or OSCE, an intergovernmental organization, has been monitoring elections among its 57 members in North America, Europe and Asia for two decades. Its mission is to assess how well a democratic vote is functioning and to make recommendations for improvements in areas that touch on transparency, accountability and voter pluralism.

The OSCE has observed eight previous U.S. elections, beginning in 2002 with the mid-term Congressional elections that followed 2000’s presidential election of George W. Bush. OSCE called the 2000 vote “highly controversial, divisive and litigious.”

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