November 30, 1996
The Honorable President William J. Clinton
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Mr. President
Election fraud has been committed by the government of Serbia. Fearing the power of democracy, the ruling neo-communists of Serbia have annulled the local elections held on November 3rd and 17th, 1996. The Serbian people, cheated of democracy and their election victory, are marching in peaceful protest on the streets of all major Serbian cities.
The American media from the New York Times to the Chicago Tribune have called for support of Serbian democracy. Our State Department on November 25th stated bluntly "Milosevic's annulment of the municipal election is totally unacceptable." Yet Milosevic, again snubbing our fundamental demands, held "reelections" on November 27th.
The people of Serbia have demanded freedom, justice and the democratic processes subverted by Milosevic. They also fear that Milosevic will resort to Tianemen Square tactics to quash their protest against his election fraud.
Americans of Serbian heritage wait anxiously for a decisive message from you to Slobodan Milosevic. You should expose his actions for what they are - those of the back alley thug. His criminal regime must not be permitted to continually betray the Serbian people's quest for democracy.
We Americans of Serbian heritage respectfully request that you do the following (1) publicly condemn the election fraud of November 27th as a crime not only against the Serbian people but against all the world's democracies; recognize only the legitimacy of the election results of November 3rd and November 17th and demand that they be restored (2) announce that Slobodan Milosevic will be held personally responsible for any violence perpetrated on the people by his special police.