I Know How Trump Feels

I had an election stolen from me by Democrat vote fraud. While there is a notable difference in the magnitude, the principle is the same.

The year was 1995 and I was running for the Republican nomination for mayor of Chicago.  Republican primary turnout in Chicago is embarrassingly low.  About 8,654 diehard Republicans allegedly cast ballots for mayor compared to the 529,000 votes cast for mayor in the Democrat primary.  I say “allegedly” because a lot of Republican ballots never got counted.

I was predicted to be the walk-away winner.  At the time, I was head of the City Club of Chicago, had my own talk-show on WIND radio and had just finished a successful two-year effort to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball.

My opponents were a Hispanic businessman with Munchausen-style stories of having seen the space aliens crash at Roswell, was picked up hitchhiking by President Kennedy in the White House limousine and had first voted for President Eisenhower even though he would have been a child at the time.

The second candidate was a white supremacist and a third was an affable fellow who performed as Spanky the Clown at kiddie parties when he was not sweeping up hair in a local barbershop. Spanky had a record of three previous losses in races for mayor.  There was a fourth even more obscure candidate.

From the early returns, it appeared that I was well on my way to victory, but later in the evening the tide turned, and Spanky won. (Sound familiar.)  It did not take a rocket scientist to know what happened.  City Hall stole the election.  As I later told the Chicago Tribune, “it was not a natural outcome.”

In total, there were more than 15,500 requests for Republican ballots, but there were only 8,654 votes cast for the mayoral nomination.  The normal drop off between ballots requested and ballots not marked for a specific office is traditionally in the five percent range.  In fact, that was the drop off figure in the Democrat primary.  In the GOP case, 44 percent of the voters either didn’t mark the ballot for mayor … or the votes were not counted in the final tabulation.  No secret what happened.

Generally, there is a drop off from the top of the ticket to the down-ballot offices – especially if they are uncontested.  Yet, the uncontested candidate for city clerk had only a thirty percent drop off – still a suspiciously high percentage.

In the 41st Ward, a false-flag “Republican” aldermanic candidate, Brian Doherty, received 12,695 votes in the GOP primary in his ward – more than I received in the entire city.  Hell … that was more than all the Republican primary candidates received in all of Chicago’s 50 wards.  My vote total in the 41st Ward was 211.  That meant that 12,484 Republican voters did not vote for me.  Looking at it another way, 98.5 percent of the 41st  Ward’s GOP voters did not mark their ballots for mayor. Hmmmm.

So, why would the big powerful Chicago Democrat Machine steal a nomination from a guy who was not likely to beat Mayor Richard J. Daley in the general election?  It was the presence of a popular Black candidate running as an independent – former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris.

The number crunching showed that if I were to cut into Daley’s white vote by as little as 15 percent, there was a reasonable chance that Burris would become the mayor – having dominated in the Black vote.  It was like the dynamic when Black Congressman Harold Washington slipped past the two white candidates – Daley and Mayor Jane Byrne in 1983 – to win the Democrat nomination.

As was the case with Trump, the local media – often serving the interests of the Democrat machine – refused to investigate or report on my claims of obvious vote fraud.  They held to an irrational argument that approximately 7,000 of the 15,000 GOP voters simply decided to skip the most important contested race on the ballot in favor of voting in higher numbers for the uncontested city clerk candidate.

That’s right.  Thousands of Republicans went out to the polls on a rather miserable day, weather-wise, to vote for a candidate with no opposition and then skipped the only contested race at the top ballot.

In Chicago, vote theft – and office theft – were so common that it was hardly necessary to keep it a secret.  When I called Daley’s top aide – asking “what the f—- did you guys do?”– he readily admitted that they had thrown the election to Spanky – who was declared the winner by 84 votes.

The Mayor’s aide said that they just could not take the chance of me getting more than 15 percent of the vote.  “We had to have a Republican challenger who could not get out of single digits,” he said.  He added that Daley – whose relationship with the English language is strained, to say the least – did not want to engage in public debates with me.  In the election against Daley, Spanky received 2.8 percent of the vote – just as the Daley machine had wanted.

There was never an investigation.  No stories in the newspapers.  And there was no practical way to challenge the election in the courts because all the prosecutors and judges were members-in-good-standing of the Daley machine.  And, it would have cost me hundreds of thousands of dollars to even try.  That is why vote fraud works almost every time.

That was 25 years ago, but my involvement in elections in the intervening years has taught me that such vote fraud goes on in every election – mostly in big cities where there is a lack of supervision because of one-party rule.  There was a general belief that for a Republican to win a county-wide race in Cook County, he or she would have to rack up a winning margin of 100,000 votes.  That was been the number the Machine can steal effortlessly.

For years, the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election will be studied and debated.  Tens of millions of Americans will remain convinced that it was stolen.  The one thing of which we can be certain is that – despite the false narrative of the media – vote fraud does exist.  It has existed since the first election in 1789, and it will always exist to some measure.  We must, however, reform our electoral system so that voting irregularities are minimal and do not thwart the will of the people.

The sad reality that President Trump will have to face – as I did 25 years ago – is that stolen elections tend to stay stolen.

So, there ‘tis.

14 Comments on this post.
  • Mary
    22 December 2020 at 9:11 pm
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    While I sympathize with your plight, this is a bit more colossal. We are talking about the President of the United States being cheated out by a Communist. Our country lies at a crossroad here. I am so fed up with the Supreme Court. You cannot get access to emailing them. You cannot call them in the phone. I always though the judicial system protected those who did not cheat, lie, or commit crimes. How wrong I was! I am appalled at the fact the Supreme Court has refused to look into the irregularities in this election. If the American people cannot count on all of the states conforming to the same voting laws, we have nothing…no hope. For God’s sake…this is a travesty. Our forefathers would be horrified at the Supreme Court’s performance. (I surely am! Horrified!) The Supreme Court needs to get it together. President Trump should have a fair representation in this obviously corrupt election. The Supreme Court needs to take this case of the states against Pennsylvania, Georgia, etc., or our country is lost. I, along with millions of others, are totally disgusted and appalled by this!…and I can’t even contact them to confront them with my displeasure. Please forward this email to each and every justice. I want my voice heard!

  • Sandra
    22 December 2020 at 9:35 pm
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    The election wasn’t stolen the people know who they wanted and it wasn’t Trump.The people want him out tried of his nonsense.He’s not trying to unite the country trying to divide.I’m glad that he’s leaving but it’s not soon enough.

    • Born in the USA
      27 December 2020 at 12:49 am
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      Sandra, you are exactly what’s WRONG with this country! Get your head out of the sand and educate yourself on ALL the evidence of FRAUD committed in this 2020 election. Your are the one who is full of HATRED. Trump has worked tirelessly for the American people. The legitimate 75 MILLION people voted for Trump, the ONLY way he could loose was ballet drops. You know this but do not want to admit it! If you think that there was no fraud, then tell your democrats to let the courts here the evidence. But like all cowards democrats won’t do the RIGHT thing, will they.

  • Brave heart
    22 December 2020 at 10:08 pm
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    So why does it take so long to do the right thing? The right thing is NOT to just accept the outcome, time to be the squeaky wheel. The right thing is to say enough is enough, time to stop this nonsense. The right thing is NOT to turn the other cheek and let the cheaters have their way. The right thing is to step up and DO something to the bullies and stop supporting them by keeping them in office. Why does it take Americans fighting against each when we finally take a stand? Why can’t we stand shoulder to shoulder for doing the right for ALL of us, SORRY I can’t stand with illegal immigrants. I can’t stand for people that just want something free, I don’t approve hand outs, I don’t see any sense in making our tax burden over and above what we need to pay, while our so called politicians don’t care one woot about Americans. That’s how the fat cats got fat they are stealing from their neighbors.

    • Sue
      26 December 2020 at 10:39 pm
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      The fat lady ain’t sung yet

  • Barbarissa
    22 December 2020 at 10:23 pm
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    Not this one. The people know it now.

  • Dave Bishop
    23 December 2020 at 12:03 am
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    This is, as the article says not the first time such a problem exists. It just grows worse as time goes on. We must find a way to stop this from going further, if that is even possible now. Money from Billionaires and hangers on have influenced too many now if we can’t stop it soon. America will be lost if this continues.

  • angelo sturino
    23 December 2020 at 1:40 am
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    Yes, stolen elections are an reality, yet undermine the ideals of democracy, which is the conflict between China, Russia, Iran, Syria,N korea, and may deter good voters of conscience away from the ballot box, while allowing an elitist to administer our US government.Now is the time,now is the future, to deter at least over fifty percent, it should not have happen under one of the outstanding Presidents , for our time. But, it did,it was preplanned, intent. More than ninety percet of the public, admit the election was stolen, and The US congress pass election reforms,computer reliability, ban the exodus of non voters, have the US troops monitor the elections.

  • Buddy H.
    23 December 2020 at 1:47 am
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    Integrity is something that was lost at the fall of man but in the past 50 years or so has taken a sharp nose dive. The problem is since the 1960s American’s have become spineless bowls of stinky jelly. We just roll over and take it. The judges are all liberal appointees and law enforcement in the big cities are all available at the right price. Goodbye America, once home of the brave is now being turned into a nauseating sweaty mass of momma boys! I would say grow a pair but you would have to have enough Y chromasome to make some.

  • Missy C.
    23 December 2020 at 12:20 pm
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    Well. What good does it do to cry now. The more times the DEMONRATS get away with it, the more they do it. The so called United States should never have been united as one. Each one should have remained their own separate state or country. Then if you did not like one, you could have moved to another one and gone by their rules. THE BIG PROBLEM WAS, PEOPLE GOT LAZY. THEY SAT BACK AND ALLOWED THE GOP TO GET TOO BIG FOR THEIR BRITCHES. When the big wigs went crooked, they were allowed to grow. The lazy American people let them. Where they should have been checked on, and supervised, they were not. NOW, OUR GREAT COUNTRY IS GOING TO THE DOGS. AND WHO’S FAULT IS THAT? THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO LET IT HAPPEN.

  • florida bob
    24 December 2020 at 6:38 pm
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    Sandra is a communist and needs to move to china. Joe Bite Me will be there with you.

  • Dawn Doran
    24 December 2020 at 9:45 pm
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    I will miss Trump very much…There wasn’t problems foe the American people…

  • Arnold vera
    27 December 2020 at 9:30 pm
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    Democracy is the mother of freedom, the elections are the DNA of the Democracy. The elections could be influence in a bad or good way to change final outcome.Therefore , Democracy is not perfect but for those who believe and have faith on the system we should strive to improving and make more fair and the results represent the sentiment and will of the people.HOW?
    1-Run away from the system with one political party.Example communist /socialist systems.
    2- Ideally three parties to break the ties and griddle locks , which damage the dynamic and deter the moving forward of the system, which is an opposition to the benefit of the people , for what democracy should exist.
    3- We the independents must remain independent with the MAIN interest on what is the best for the Nation .No the political ambitions of groups .
    4- No freedom No health .No health No freedom .

  • Arnold vera
    27 December 2020 at 9:36 pm
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    Democracy is the mother of freedom, the elections are the DNA of the Democracy. The elections could be influence in a bad or good way to change final outcome.Therefore , Democracy is not perfect but for those who believe and have faith on the system we should strive to improving and make more fair and the results represent the sentiment and will of the people.HOW?
    1-Run away from the system with one political party.Example communist /socialist systems.
    2- Ideally three parties to break the ties and griddle locks , which damage the dynamic and deter the moving forward of the system, which is an opposition to the benefit of the people , for what democracy should exist.
    3- We the independents must remain independent with the MAIN interest on what is the best for the Nation .No the political ambitions of groups .
    4- No freedom No health .No health No freedom .

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