The Hill is reporting today that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a partner group of the United Nations, will deploy 44 observers from countries such as Germany, France, Serbia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan to observe the U.S. election amid concerns of voter suppression efforts by conservative groups.

Who invited them? The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP, the ACLU and other groups sent a letter to the OSCE warning of “a coordinated political effort to disenfranchise millions of Americans — particularly traditionally disenfranchised groups like minorities.” Representatives of the groups met with OSCE officials this week, says The Hill, to discuss “systematic efforts to suppress minority voters likely to vote for President Obama.”

Yes, a lot of people care — at least those who know about it.