An International Election Observer’s Advice for America: Trust the Process
Used to monitoring elections in fragile states overseas, the Carter Center is turning its attention for the first time to U.S. elections.
By design, U.S. elections are different. For centuries, Americans have fought over who even gets to vote—and still are. Simply winning a lot more votes than the other side doesn’t mean a victory. And there’s a new wrinkle, more common in the developing world, where the incumbent has cast doubts on whether he will accept the results of the Nov. 3 election.
Colm Quinn was a staff writer at Foreign Policy between 2020 and 2022. Twitter: @colmfquinn
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