Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Contemptuous election declarations by U.S. Ambassador

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Samuel Maxime

Editor-in-Chief

WASHINGTON, D.C. (sentinel.ht) – The U.S. Ambassador to Haiti did the rounds on Haitian media Sunday and Monday to say there is no proof of massive fraud in the country’s elections. Ambassador Peter F. Mulrean superseded the determination of the regime’s “Independent Election Evaluation Commission” in a way that was contemptuous to the electoral process of sovereign Haiti.

Notwithstanding the fact that an overwhelming majority of Haitian organizations have expressed a lack of confidence in the Martelly regime’s third election commission, the United States is supporting it. On Wednesday, after the regime had unilaterally installed its commission, the State Department released a statement “taking note” of the creation of the commission.

According to the executive decree creating the commission, it will present a report on the October 25, 2015 presidential elections. The commission was established on December 22 and is due to present its report on December 30, 2015 and the U.S. Ambassador is making such declarations days in advance, mid-investigation, in its view. The cost to the U.S. taxpayer for these elections are high and for ineptitude or contempt the Obama administration continues to compromise an outcome that Haitians can put confidence in.

Since the publication of the presidential election results, Haitians have, widely, to the tune of 90% of the population, declared the elections as fraudulent. Accusations have implicated the totalitarian regime of Michel Martelly, the de facto government of Evans Paul, the Provisional Electoral Council of Pierre Louis Opont, and the United Nations peacekeeping mission led by Sandra Honoré. The Obama administration is mired in the crimes as head of a group of diplomats in Haiti calling itself the Core Group.

The abuses by the United States in Haiti are a result of the worst foreign policy record in American history, that of President Barack Obama. But it is most the creation of the former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. No where, but in Haiti, does the nexus of the Clinton Foundation of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who is also the United Nations Envoy to Haiti, and Hillary’s State Department, make more apparent of the conflict of interests that will leave a world in more unrest than before.

The Clintons have big interests in Haiti and Obama is employing all measures, including those not to the ideals of the American people, to have his way. The campaign financing and political interests at risk for them are high. Since the 2010 earthquake and more than $10 billion in relief efforts, Haiti is worst off, money is missing and the nation has gone from a democracy of 5,000 elected officials to a state ruled by one.

The Obama administration propped up Martelly in 2010, paying $100,000 to an organization which organized riots and violence in Port-au-Prince and Les Cayes throughout the campaign, notably on December 7, 2010. The Obama administration has not waived its support, remaining steadfast as Michel Martelly established itself a dictatorship, not organizing elections and allowing mandates to end.

Today, it hopes to allow continuance of the regime by funding, with U.S. taxpayer money, a massively violent and fraudulent electoral cycle. The August 9, 2015 legislative elections were marred by rampant violence. The electoral council acknowledge the regime and its ally parties as most responsible for the violence throughout all ten departments. The October 25, 2015 election was marred by a planned massive fraud operation. Upon sampling 78 election tally sheets of more than 13,000 on November 18, 2015, the CEP’s tribunal declared all had included fraud or irregularities severe enough to warrant their removal.

Haitians are seeking a full and truly independent investigation into the entire 2015 electoral process.

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About The Author

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Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.