|This release appears in the December 22, 2000 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
LaRouche to Congress:
Form Committee To Investigate Fraud
In response to a question asked by two Congressional offices during his
Dec. 12 webcast, former Democratic Presidential pre-candidate Lyndon LaRouche
called for the formation of a special Congressional Committee to investigate two
issues which have been raised in the course of the electoral crisis: first, the
question of the possible significance, of evidence of misconduct in the case of
the Florida Presidential vote; and second, whether the kind of ballot confusion,
generated by the many types of ballot designs and methods used in Florida, is an
impairment of the elections. And should it not be required that some standard of
ballot, and voting, be provided?
LaRouche expressed his confidence that President Clinton,
like President Grant in the 1876 impasse, would be disposed to appoint such an
While the questioners had indicated that they were under
pressure not to pursue allegations of fraud, due to alleged
considerations of international standing, and even the markets, LaRouche's first
point of emphasis was that the Congress had an obligation to address the
"First, our responsibility lies to the truth. The truth. The
truth is, that we have evidence, in the case of Florida, as I referred to
earlier, which should have been processed. You have the allegations, and the
very strong indications of evidence supporting the allegations, that there was a
general canvass of prospective voters, in the area in question, and that a
number of people were wrongly disqualified by an essentially incompetent
procedure, which denied them the right to vote, on the false allegation that
they were convicted felons. That is, it was a made-up fact, or just an
Don't worry about what effect these revelations will have on
the election, per se, LaRouche emphasized. You don't ask that question when you
are faced with evidence of a murder. You investigate.
Second, he raised the question of the responsibility of the
"Suppose the Congress wants to get really serious. Appoint a
Special Committee of the Congress, probably with the encouragement of President
Clinton--he probably would do it. From judging the man from a distance, I think
he'd do it. The way Grant did this in Tilden-Hayes. A special commission of the
Congress, to look at two questions. The question of the possible significance,
of evidence of misconduct in the case of the Florida vote, the Presidential
vote. And also, willful misconduct.
"Secondly, to look at this issue, which is a legitimate issue
of Federal law, as to whether the kind of ballot confusion, generated by the
many types of ballot designs, and methods used in Florida, whether that itself
is an impairment of the elections. And should it not be required that some
standard of ballot, and voting, be provided? A uniform standard, which
the states can implement, but they must state that standard, so that in the
national election, we know who's elected. And let the Congress investigate
"Let the Congress consider these two questions, as part of
its duty, and certify who they consider to be the President-elect of the United
States, as of January 20th of next year. And that, I think, is the only
procedure which I think is Constitutional, and which would work."
The full text of LaRouche's webcast address is available on www.larouchepub.com and www.larouchespeaks.com. For more information, call 888-347-3258.