Why the Press Ignores Election Fraud

There is much hand-wringing in Washington, D.C., lately, about apparent wrongdoing and law breaking by various intelligence agencies. Also, during the Bush and Obama eras, the N.S.A. and, no doubt, others in the intelligence apparatus went outside the bounds of the U.S. Constitution to spy on law-abiding, American-born citizens doing nothing to attract attention other than expressing dissent about government actions, or politically opposing particular administrations.  So if these agencies can so blithely ignore laws with relative immunity, who is to say that they were not behind at least some, if not most, of the electoral irregularities that have been rumored about in the last 10 years?  The mainstream press rarely mentions or makes a big deal about election fraud in the United States despite consistent rumors and evidence of the fact of it, and the reason for this negligence is that the press, which after all is a cog of the corporate machine, realizes that the whole concept of being a nation where democracy flourishes would be blemished if the truth were to be found out. 

This is one of the reasons why Commoner congratulates and writes about the Ukrainian politician, Yulia Tymoshenko, as much as we do.  At least Tymoshenko had the courage to battle election fraud in her country, unlike the politicians here, and was imprisoned for two years as a result.  But why should the politicians here protest election fraud when it benefits them, after all?  Morality, maybe?  Don't make us laugh.  After all, there is a winking of election fraud in the United States as long as it only adversely affects political outsiders, independents and third parties, which goes hand-in-hand with the general unfairness of election rules, such as ballot access, as it pertains to these particular groups.  The corporate mainstream press is in cahoots with the politicians for letting election fraud go unreported on and unchecked as long as the fraud does not go so far as to affect the major parties, or at least the higher-ups in the major parties and their friends (with occasional exceptions like John Kerry in '04).  This is just another way to keep political outsiders and dissidents in check and in their place.  In other words, being out of bounds from "Democratic-Republican Party" dogma could result in your election victories being vetoed by the machines that they control. 

Post-script:  What does the U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago, of all places, know about the probable election fraud in the G.O.P. 9th Congressional District Primary of 2004 in Washington?  Real journalists, what few there are, would make freedom of information requests there and in Western Washington.

[revised on 4/7/14]

Commoner is 99% certain that the 2004 G.O.P. primary election was stolen from Mark Greene and handed to a political novice. Help us solve the mystery of "The Other Curious Election of 2004" (WA 9th Congressional District U.S. Rep. primary) by contacting real journalists and asking them to look into it, and writing or calling the U.S. Attorney for Western Washington, Jenny Durkan, and requesting that she make public all matters relating to the '04 primary. Regarding the journalists, ask them to use "Freedom of Information" requests to get to the bottom of this case. For more information: see 2/26/13 post entitled "Major Election Irregularities (Graph & Essay), and from there, there will be a list of other related posts on Commoner. Elections are too important for shams to be ignored and for accountability to be neglected.

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