LaRouche Vote Tops 63,000 in Ohio


Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. continued to receive signficant vote totals in the 1996 Democratic Party Presidential primary elections on March 19, receiving 8.257% of the vote in the Ohio primary in a two-way race with President Clinton. With 100% of the precincts reporting, LaRouche received 63,677 votes out of a total of 771,124 votes cast.

The candidate will make his third half-hour television address to the nation on Thursday, April 18, on CBS television network. See blow for details.


LEESBURG, Va., March 20--Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. continued to receive signficant vote totals in the Democratic Party Presidential primary elections on Tuesday, receiving 8.257% of the vote in the Ohio primary in a two-way race with President Clinton. With 100% of the precincts reporting, LaRouche received 63,677 votes out of a total of 771,124 votes cast.

In six out of the nineteen or nearly one-third of the Congressional Districts in the state of Ohio, LaRouche received 9.46% of the vote or higher. He received 11.92% in District 18, 9.93% in District 4, 9.84% in District 16, 9.81% in District 5, 9.55% in District 8 and 9.46% in District 17.

Prior to the primary election in Ohio, the LaRouche Exploratory Committee had distributed 345,000 copies of a a pamphlet entitled, Summary of Relevant Evidence on the Record Demonstrating the Innocence of Lyndon LaRouche and Co-Defendants, throughout the state of Ohio.

LaRouche's 63,677 votes in Ohio exceeds his previous high in Oklahoma, where he received 46,392 votes.

On March 12, in the state of Oklahoma, LaRouche received over 13% of the vote in four of the state's six congressional districts. LaRouche received 13.96% in District 4, 13.84% in District 3, 13.63% in District 5 and 13.22% in District 6 in Oklahoma.

One week after the March 12 Democratic Party Presidential primary in Mississippi, it is now known that Lyndon LaRouche received 7.6% of the vote in a two-way race with President Clinton in that state.

LaRouche's most significant vote totals thus far are as follows: Delaware 9.6%; North Dakota 34.5%; Colorado 11.1%; Louisiana ll.69%; Oklahoma 12.65%; Mississippi 7.6%; and Ohio 8.25%.

Lyndon LaRouche commented that the 34.5% he received in North Dakota was legitimate, but that President Clinton was not on the ballot. The 10% plus vote he has received, where Clinton was on the ballot, is as good as 25% for Buchanan on the Republican line, because, as Sen. Kennedy has noted, there is a second Republican Party within the Democratic Party, represented in the DNC, which has intervened massively to sabotage the campaign.

In addition, Associated Press (AP) is at the center of orchestrating a nearly total blackout of LaRouche campaign activities, which has had the effect of lessening the turnout of the LaRouche vote. That means the votes LaRouche has acquired so far, represent a hard-core vote, as opposed to the 25-35% of vote, which he would have otherwise obtained. LaRouche's vote in Ohio was crippled by direct intervention of the DNC, otherwise, he would have gotten 35%.

LaRouche will appear on both the California and Washington State ballots on March 26. On Wednesday, March 20, the LaRouche Exploratory Committee will rebroadcast LaRouches' second nationwide TV show, which aired on NBC-TV on March 2, on KCBS-TV in Los Angeles at 6:30 P.M.

LaRouche's campaign committee is purchasing its third nationwide 30-minute television ad, which the candidate will use to speak on foreign poliicy issues, on April 18 at 9:30 P.M. Eastern and Pacific Times (8:30 P.M. Central and Mountain Times) on the CBS network.