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US Attorney for Southern New York Preet Bharara Requested to Lead Drive for Redo of NY Primary

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The Honorable Preet Bharara
U.S. Attorney
Southern District of New York
One St. Andrew's Plaza
New York, New York 10007

Re: Stolen New York Primary and Relevant Fraudulent Activities

Dear Mr. Bharara,

A highly principled New Jersey attorney whom I know for years, without hesitation, cited your name when asked for a recommendation as to the best person to speak with in the New York area regarding the fraudulent activities surrounding the New York Primary. I am originally a New Yorker and, since 1992, a resident of Florida. You offer a vestige of hope for justice being served.

The Southern District, the oldest court under the U.S. Constitution, predating even the Supreme Court could bring some restitution by getting things right in 2016 by a Federal Court order for the New York Primary to be redone. A link to Stolen The 2016-Primary; Deja Vu of the 2000 Election, my opinion editorial published on, provides relevance to the fears of millions.

Another article concerning the unfortunate chapter in United States history when the Supreme Court usurped our right to a fair election, 'On This Day' 2000: Al Gore Concedes 'Stolen Election' to George W. Bush, is here.

In 2016, advocates for honest elections nationwide have watched and contacted mainstream media, telephoned, written letters, faxes, emails and shown up at meetings, primaries and caucuses.

On May 2nd, they sent a petition to New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, signed by over 6,300 individuals, with hundreds of New Yorkers commenting on their observations and experiences of voter fraud and suppression in expressing their choice for candidates in the New York Primary. Because of the approaching convention, Mr. Schneiderman's relative lack of response, and relative inaction by his office, we must consider other alternatives to request formally that a Federal Court order a redone primary, complete with safeguards, monitors, forensic computer experts, and observers.

Some skeptical journalists ask how could a planned purging intentionally target ethnic groups. Anyone familiar with New York City (Brooklyn and the Bronx in particular) would have clear demographic criteria to do so. Because of the ties between Schneiderman and Clinton's political machine in New York, perhaps we should have addressed the letter and petition to you in the first place. If we get continued non-responsiveness from Schneiderman's office, we will ask you to ask for a federal order for a new New York Primary. This is not an obstructionist effort and it is not an electioneering stunt. The petition was created and offered as a sincere solution to an egregious election failure at a level unprecedented in American history.

In view of the gravity of this situation, I am compelled to share this correspondence with the appropriate news editors. Any remedial effort, even including assessing criminality, audits, recounts, and affidavit ballots all fall short of the real solution which is a new New York Primary ordered by a Federal Court.

We are now asking you to take on that responsibility with or without the Attorney General's office in Albany, and possibly other plaintiffs, to be determined.

The strongest grounds for such an order derive from 200,000 violations of Federal Civil Rights and Election Law statutes. Further, although this might be secondary in terms of principle cause for rapid federal judicial response, please consider that documented proof of fraud exists from New York, Arizona, Kentucky, Nevada, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Iowa, Colorado, Massachusetts, Ohio, Wyoming and from Washington state, and, most recently, warnings about fraud and dirty tricks 11 days before their primary in California! "Silenced Before We Could Speak"


These all highlight the malice, intent, and motive at the highest levels of this election cycle. I just now received notice of yet another outrageous effort to coerce delegates to follow the party leadership:

Mr. Bharara, this letter to you focuses on New York for obvious reasons. We have written and called the offices of Scott M. Stringer, New York City Comptroller and the New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman and have gotten unsatisfactory responses from both. It is of great concern that Stringer is a Democratic delegate for Hillary Clinton and that Schneiderman was described in a Clinton press release in October 2015 as a member of her New York Leadership Council.

If Attorney General Schneiderman would join you as a co-plaintiff, wonderful! Indeed, please discuss that with him at your earliest convenience. The lack of response from his office clarifies nothing thus far.

Here is the petition.

When you and your staff take the time to go to the petition website, you will read many comments by New Yorkers detailing their own personal experiences of not being able to vote and their willingness to testify. The New Yorkers remarks have also been selected and published several times specifically in articles.

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