Michael Georg Link
Nobody – no politician, no elected official – nobody should limit the people's right to vote. Coming after such a highly-dynamic campaign, making sure that every vote is counted is a fundamental obligation of all branches of government. — Michael Georg Link, OSCE special coordinator and leader of the OSCE Short-Term Observer Mission
International Observation Mission Rebukes Trump’s Comments on 2020 Election Results
Officials from an international observation mission on Wednesday delivered a strong rebuke of recent comments by President Donald Trump, who has been attempting to sow doubt in the results of the 2020 presidential election.

While not addressing him by name and instead referring to him as the incumbent president, two leaders of a team from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, which for weeks has been on an invited observation mission in the United States, said that Trump's comments "harm public trust in democratic institutions."

... Michael Georg Link, the special coordinator and leader of the OSCE's short-term observer mission, described Trump's allegations as "baseless."

"We feel that allegations of systemic wrongdoings during these elections have no solid ground," added Ambassador Urszula Gacek, the head of the limited election observation mission, noting the "deliberate attempts by the incumbent president to weaken confidence in the election process."

In fact, despite the "stress test" of "significant restrictions" caused by the coronavirus pandemic which expanded mail-in voting capabilities in many states, the U.S. electoral system "held up well," added Link. He said that "Election Day itself was orderly and took place in a peaceful atmosphere," noting observers' experiences watching the counting of mail-in ballots in Michigan and finding "no indication of a problem."