The electoral crisis in Haiti continues to get more complicated every day.Earlier today, a petition was posted on the website of the White House, calling on President Obama to issue a statement in support of hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in Haiti, demanding the formation of an independent commission to verify the ballots of last election, marred by significant fraudulent irregularities.If this petition gets 100,000 or more signatures, the White House will have to give an official response;something the US government has been avoidingsince the beginning of the crisis.
ISSUE A PUBLIC STATEMENT SUPPORTING THE CREATION OF AN INDEPENDENT COMMISSION TO REVIEW THE RECENT HAITIAN ELECTIONS
The majority of the Haitian people are distrustful of the first round of official election results, after news of widespread fraud and irregularities have surfaced.
Already, hundreds of thousands of Haitian people have taken to the streets to demand the creation of an independent commission to openly verify the October 2015 ballots.
As a world leader, the United States has both the power and the responsibility to advance the cause of democratic self-determination everywhere, especially in Haiti, its poorest neighbor.
Therefore, we demand that President Obama issue a public statement supporting Haitian protesters and their call for the establishment of an independent commission that will ensure a fair and transparent election.