Why Was the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago Looking at the '04 Ninth District Primary in Washington?

The 9th District of Washington is half of a continent away from Chicago, Illinois, but several years ago, in 2010 or 2011, or both, Commoner believes that the office of the United States Attorney in Chicago was looking at the aftermath of the mysterious '04 9th District G.O.P. primary in Washington state.  An election that was stolen from the actual winner, Mark Greene, and handed to Paul Lord.  Why would this office, far outside the Western Washington Court jurisdiction, be conducting an investigation, if that's what it was, into the '04 primary?  United States attorneys are hardly known for worrying or caring about election fraud in general, let alone a little primary in another state in which neither of the candidates were given much of a chance to defeat the incumbent, Rep. Adam Smith, and had no real backing from the state or national Republican party (Lord had token backing from the state Republican party).  This is another question that is being posed about that primary that the corporate press has completely ignored.  Maybe, the Chicago office is the lone federal prosecutorial office in the nation to at least investigate election fraud, but there are no comprehensive answers regarding the 9th District primary and who, where and why, yet.

[revised on 4/23/14]

Update (4/7/14):  see new post on Evergreen, entitled "Label Voting's Failures."

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.

If possible, please, consider contributing to the Party of Commons, by sending a check or money order ($10 recommended), or contribute to Mark's U.S. Representative campaign that will be on the ballot in August, 2014 (checks should be made out to "Mark Greene for Congress"); for either matter, write to P.O. Box 612, Bellevue, WA 98009. Thank you!