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MSNBC host suggests US needs foreign election monitors, claims GOP is trying 'to destroy our democracy'

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MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace suggested Monday that foreign election monitors should oversee American elections, declaring the Republican Party is trying "to destroy our democracy."

But her guest, Democratic Rep. Jim Himes (Conn.), immediately shot down her proposal.

Wait, what did she say?

In countries where questions of legitimacy hang over elections, election monitors, often sent by legitimate democracies and non-governmental organizations, conduct oversight and record questionable practices.

According to Wallace, the U.S. needs such monitors to provide oversight of our elections.

"We're so focused on our own pretty splendid efforts to destroy our democracy from the Republican Party in this country that we forget there are foreign actors that represent a grave threat as well," Wallace said on her MSNBC show.

"The threats to our elections in what, 2.5 weeks, are so pervasive, and they’re so dire, and they include violence — I mean, do you think it’s time to ask for friends and allies to come over and help us monitor our elections?" she went on to ask Himes. "We used to do that in other burgeoning and threatened democracies."

Himes, though he agreed with Wallace's concerns, promptly explained he does not share her solution.

"No, Nicolle, I’m not there yet, and I know why you’re asking what you’re asking and you’re not wrong," Himes responded.

"I mean, the kind of intimidation that is threatened around polling places. You’ve seen the pictures of the guys with assault weapons near boxes — that stuff is intimidating," he added without evidence. "That used to be the province, I hate to use the term, third-world countries that didn’t care about democracy.

"But no, look, this is something for us to work out ourselves," Himes said.

Despite heavy-handed rhetoric from Democrats and media members that American democracy is under threat, the democratic processes that guide America through elections have not failed — not even once.

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