There may be a new election law in the U.S. that’s unlike any passed in any other state. The Tennessee state legislature took action this week to prevent the United Nations from monitoring state elections unless they have a treaty on them specifically ratified by the United States Senate that gives them the authority to do so.
It’s a one-sentence bill, sponsored by Republican legislators, and here’s what it says: “Any representative of the United Nations appearing without a treaty ratified by the United States senate stating that the United Nations can monitor elections in this state, shall not monitor elections in this state.”
The bill was spurred on by concerns over two officials sent by a U.N. affiliate organization to monitor Tennessee elections after the state passed a law to require photo ID for voting. The legislation was passed by both the State Senate and State House by overwhelming margins, and is now on the desk of Governor Bill Haslam for him to sign.
[h/t National Journal]
[photo via United Nations]
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