Russian voting rights groups’ association to analyze results of its U.S. election monitoring

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MOSCOW. Aug 4 (Interfax) – An association of Russian nonprofit organizations (NPOs) protecting voting rights, called Civil Control, will participate in monitoring the presidential election in the United States, its members are already monitoring the election campaign remotely, according to Alexander Brod, Civil Control co-chairman and a member of the Russian presidential council for human rights and civil society.

“Our association representatives will arrive on the election day and will talk to party representatives, voters, journalists and NPOs,” Brod told Interfax on Thursday.

The association has already monitored the U.S. presidential election twice, in 2008 and in 2012.

For now, Civil Control is monitoring of the U.S. election campaign remotely, Brod said. “Our partners from nongovernmental organizations working in the U.S. have joined in. Essentially, this is an element of long-term monitoring (monitoring of the campaign stage). We are using open sources to monitor the course of discussions and record whatever problematic and conflict situation [arises] during the debates,” he said.

The results of the remote monitoring and direct short-term monitoring of the election will be reflected in Civil Control’s analytical report.

The U.S. presidential election is due on November 8, 2016.