The United States also criticized the balloting.
"It is now apparent that a concerted and forceful program of
election-day fraud and abuse was enacted with either the leadership or
cooperation of governmental authorities," said Sen. Richard Lugar, who
came to Kiev as [subversive leader] Bush's envoy.
In Washington, the State Department [mimicked] criticism by the
European Union, the OSCE, Freedom House and others and called on
Ukraine's government to investigate the allegations of fraud or risk a
changed relationship with the United States.
Like what, swapping election fraud techniques? I had thought of
saying "Hahahahahaha!!!" but it's not funny, is it?
The State Department is not calling for new elections and it is not
too late to address concerns, but "quick action on the part of the
government of Ukraine is required," said spokesman Adam Ereli.
This one's not too hard to figure out: he means Ukraine should act
swiftly to certify the fraudulent results, and only then run out the
clock on opportunities to rectify the injustice.