An Open Letter to John Fund
April 29, 2010
In your latest Wall Street Journal article, you wrote:
“An attempt to hijack the state's election laws and
open the door for voter fraud failed at the last minute this week in
Coercion and chicanery are made much easier by the excessive use of absentee ballots. Most of the elections thrown out by courts—Miami, Florida's mayoral election in 1998, the East Chicago, Indiana's mayor's race in 2005—involved fraudulent absentee votes”.
“We are in
danger of forgetting the lessons of the 2000 recount debacle in
You warn against a repeat of what happened in Florida 2000: Well, John, we sure do remember
- Thousands of butterfly ballots
fooled Palm Beach County Gore voters into voting for Buchanan. Why don’t you
talk about that?
- 65,000 under-punched
ballots (most for Gore). Did you see the Dan Rather documentary on voting
machines? It exposed the fact that thousands of faulty punch cards were distributed
- 110,000 over-punched ballots (over 70,000 for Gore). These were not included in initial limited recount. The double-punched and triple-punched votes are the true unmentioned scandal. They were not caused by the voters. Why don’t you talk about that?
Was Florida 2000 an example of "voter fraud"? No John, it was an example of Election Fraud. You always seek to blur the distinction. Voter fraud is non-existent; you always bring it up. On the other hand Election Fraud is pervasive, but you never mention it. Why not?
And what about the thousands of minority voters disenfranchised in
You bash Acorn whose only crime was success in registering minority voters. Acorn has never been convicted of anything and in fact has been absolved of any wrongdoing. And that infamous “pimp” video has been exposed as a fake, edited to make it appear that Acorn employees were complicit. Why don’t you write about that?
And you have never criticized Blackwell, the Ohio Secretary of State, when he openly disenfranchised thousands of voters in 2004. How come you don’t talk about that?
And you avoid mentioning that election officials refuse to recount optical scan ballots, yet install unverifiable touch screen voting machines that can be programmed to silently switch votes in cyberspace. And let’s not forget the ultimate vote-stealing machines: the Central Tabulators. Why don’t you talk about all that?
Why don’t you inform your readers about the Miami Herald
examination of ALL the ballots (the under-votes AND over-votes) months after
the 2000 election? The study indicates that Gore won
The over-votes were NOT caused by stupid Gore voters. The ballots
were double and triple-punched on purpose after the polls closed to void the
Gore votes. And the thousands of
The full state recount mandated by the Florida Supreme Court was
all set to include the over-punched ballots since they were a clear indication
of voter intent. But the five Republicans on the US Supreme Court aborted the
recount because they knew that if ALL the votes were counted, Gore would be the
clear winner. They could never let that happen.
The news media consortium that sponsored the study that was
conducted by the
This is from Media Matters:
“In fact, the 2001 news
media consortium study of the disputed ballots in the 2000
A November 12, 2001,
"If Gore had found a
way to trigger a statewide recount of all disputed ballots, or if the courts
had required it, the result likely would have been different. An examination of
uncounted ballots throughout
Media matters concluded:
”Other conservatives who have repeated this false claim include Wall Street Journal op-ed columnist and author John Fund, FOX News host Bill O'Reilly, syndicated radio host Glenn Beck, and The Wall Street Journal editorial page”.
No, John, voter fraud is
pure fiction meant to distract and confuse. The truth is that election fraud
enabled Bush to steal both elections and denied Democratic landslides in the
2006 midterms and 2008 presidential election.