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Richard Viguerie: 'Axis of Graft' Must Not be Allowed to Hold Onto Stolen Alaska Senate Seat

Contact: Bob Sturm, 703-396-6974; after 6 PM Eastern & on weekends, Bob Sturm or Cynthia Chambliss, 703-307-8176, 703-930-5148; ConservativeHQ.com

MANASSAS, Virginia, April 8 /Christian Newswire/ -- The theft of the 2008 U.S. Senate election in Alaska by corrupt Justice Department bureaucrats "must not be allowed to stand," Richard A. Viguerie said.

"The people of Alaska, and all Americans, must rise up and demand that Mark Begich resign," said Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com. "If corruption this blatant, with consequences this far-reaching, is allowed to succeed, it will bring our democracy itself into disrepute."

Said Viguerie, "Those who corruptly prosecuted this case must be prosecuted aggressively and forced to reveal the names of anyone they conspired with."

Viguerie is a longtime critic of Ted Stevens, who lost to Begich by fewer than 4,000 votes eight days after Stevens was fraudulently convicted.

"I'm no fan of Ted Stevens," Viguerie said. "But I'm a big fan of democracy, and this isn't it.

"By giving Democrats a critical extra seat in the Senate, the theft of the Alaska election helped pass the administration's program of bailouts and budget-busting 'stimulus.' Soon, that seat may make the difference in imposing health care rationing. On one policy after another, for generations to come, Americans will suffer the consequences of this conspiracy to undermine our very system of government."

Viguerie noted that "the Axis of Graft -- the alliance between leftwing Democratic politicians and corrupt bureaucrats and special interests -- has grown increasingly powerful.

"From the falsification of data on climate change, to the plan to count nonexistent people in the Census, to acquiescence in ACORN-style voter fraud, to the refusal to pursue the Fannie Mae crowd, corrupt elements in the bureaucracy have rigged the system to promote the agenda of the Left."

Viguerie added, "Given this administration's deep roots in Chicago corruption, we can expect more of the same, unless and until people demand honest government for a change."

NOTE TO EDITORS: Richard A. Viguerie pioneered political direct mail and has been called "one of the creators of the modern conservative movement" (The Nation magazine), one of the "conservatives of the century" (The Washington Times), and one of 2008's "top 25 influencers" among Republicans (NewsMax magazine).