Landmark Applauds FBI Probe Into Possible Vote Fraud in St. Louis

Foundation Asked Justice Dept. in March to Launch Investigation



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Landmark Legal Foundation

    HERNDON, Va., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Landmark Legal Foundation today
 applauded the Federal Bureau of Investigation's seizure Monday of thousands of
 pages of St. Louis Election Board records relating to possible widespread vote
 fraud in the November 7, 2000 presidential and March 6, 2001 mayoral
 elections.  The FBI's action comes just five weeks after Landmark wrote to the
 Justice Department's Public Integrity Section calling for an investigation
 into St. Louis' election procedures and voter records.
     Landmark's March 5, 2001 letter to Lee Radek, the head of the Justice
 Department's Public Integrity Section, included accounts of how, among other
 examples, a City of St. Louis Circuit Court judge ordered that the polls in
 the city be kept open for an additional three hours in the November 7, 2000
 presidential election based on a petition signed by a voter who had died in
 1999.  An appellate court reversed the order later in the day and the polls
 closed at 7:45 p.m.
     "We're very encouraged that the FBI has joined this battle," commented
 Landmark President Mark R. Levin.  "There are thousands of irregularities,
 including the registration of people who are deceased.  Someone even submitted
 voter registration cards for a dog and three dead aldermen.  If the citizens
 of Missouri are to have any confidence at all in the integrity of their
 elections, then the U.S. Justice Department must hold the St. Louis Election
 Board and anyone else responsible under the U.S. Voting Rights Act."
 
     Founded in 1976, Landmark Legal Foundation is a public interest law firm
 with offices in Kansas City, Missouri and Herndon, Virginia.
 
 

SOURCE Landmark Legal Foundation
    HERNDON, Va., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Landmark Legal Foundation today
 applauded the Federal Bureau of Investigation's seizure Monday of thousands of
 pages of St. Louis Election Board records relating to possible widespread vote
 fraud in the November 7, 2000 presidential and March 6, 2001 mayoral
 elections.  The FBI's action comes just five weeks after Landmark wrote to the
 Justice Department's Public Integrity Section calling for an investigation
 into St. Louis' election procedures and voter records.
     Landmark's March 5, 2001 letter to Lee Radek, the head of the Justice
 Department's Public Integrity Section, included accounts of how, among other
 examples, a City of St. Louis Circuit Court judge ordered that the polls in
 the city be kept open for an additional three hours in the November 7, 2000
 presidential election based on a petition signed by a voter who had died in
 1999.  An appellate court reversed the order later in the day and the polls
 closed at 7:45 p.m.
     "We're very encouraged that the FBI has joined this battle," commented
 Landmark President Mark R. Levin.  "There are thousands of irregularities,
 including the registration of people who are deceased.  Someone even submitted
 voter registration cards for a dog and three dead aldermen.  If the citizens
 of Missouri are to have any confidence at all in the integrity of their
 elections, then the U.S. Justice Department must hold the St. Louis Election
 Board and anyone else responsible under the U.S. Voting Rights Act."
 
     Founded in 1976, Landmark Legal Foundation is a public interest law firm
 with offices in Kansas City, Missouri and Herndon, Virginia.
 
 SOURCE  Landmark Legal Foundation