“head of the Russian Central Electoral Commission, known mainly because it helps to deceive Putin Russian citizens, criticized the U.S. electoral system,” – wrote in his blog at The New York Times, Andrew Rosenthal.
“U.S. election – not straight, not universal, not equal” – quoted by Vladimir Churov.
“Always a little funny when Russian leaders have criticized the U.S. for democracy” – says Andrew Rosenthal. During the Cold War, every time the United States condemned the human rights violations in the Soviet Union, the Kremlin starts talking about Leonard Peltier, of Dakota Indians, sentenced to two life sentences for the murder of two FBI agents.
is possible that the Peltier convicted unfairly, but you can not compare it, how to deal with them and with the prisoners of the Gulag, said the reporter.
“It is easy to dismiss comments from Churov as Hannibal Lecter next lecture on how to behave at the table” – ironically Rosenthal. There is a big difference between the American and Russian elections, but that does not prove that Churov completely wrong, as its author. He cites as an example the case when officials in Iowa and Texas threatened prosecution OSCE observers, if they approach too close to the polls.
Churov rights is that the electoral college – not the best way to choose the president, and the American election laws “inconsistent and archaic,” says Rosenthal.