11/2/04 9:00 AM EST
Foreign Election Monitors In Florida "Dismayed" By Pro-Kerry Schedule
In Florida, members of the delegation of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) "were dismayed yesterday at their local hosts' emphasis on Democratic events, saying their schedule of pro-Kerry and left-leaning themes has left little time for similar Republican visits," according to the Washington Times . The "day started with a small airport rally for" John Kerry, "who appeared to promise a senior member of the delegation that he would commit to reforming federal election processes." The four delegates "also listened to filmmaker Michael Moore address the League of Conservation Voters and visited a polling station in Sanford, Fla., which was the site of voting irregularities four years ago. 'I would say we are dismayed,' said Bart Tommelein, a Belgian congressman, of missing a Bush campaign rally that coincided with their arrival here Saturday evening. 'We are neutral, you know, and we really should be spending more time with the other side.'"