c/o 2509 N. Campbell, #1776
                                         Tucson [zip code exempt]
                                                 ARIZONA REPUBLIC

                                                December 11, 1996

                   AND OFFER TO HOLD HARMLESS
                 FOR VIOLATIONS OF 18 U.S.C. 242

Senator John McCain
United States Senate
Committee on Governmental Affairs
Washington, District of Columbia

Dear Senator McCain:

This is  to place  you on  formal written notice that, despite My
best efforts,  as evidenced by the attached documentary exhibits,
I was prevented from voting during the recent general election in
November, 1996,  in part  because of  your failure  to remedy the
unconstitutional practice  by the  State of  Arizona of requiring
that voter  registrants certify,  under penalty  of perjury, that
they are all federal citizens.  See attached.

This is  to inform  you that I did appear at the election poll in
My neighborhood  precinct at 6:45 p.m. on election night, where I
learned that I was not registered, and where I was not allowed to
vote.  At exactly 7:00 p.m., I left without having voted, because
the polls  closed at that moment in time.  The State of Arizona's
election officials  were there  to witness  the fact  that I  was
prevented from voting.  I know this because I asked to speak with
election officials, and I gave them copies of the attached.

Therefore, since  the damage  is now done, and since no one among
the  many  people  I  contacted  did  anything  to  prevent  this
violation of  My fundamental  Right to vote for My Representative
in the United States House of Representatives, I hereby make this
formal offer to you, to wit:

I offer  to hold  you personally  harmless for  this irreversible
deprivation of  My fundamental  Rights, upon  receipt from you of
the certain  sum of  two hundred  fifty  thousand  United  States
dollars ($$250,000.00),  payable in  lawful  money  to  Me,  Paul
Andrew Mitchell, Citizen of Arizona state.

I will  look forward  to your immediate attention to this matter.
Please do  not ignore this BONA FIDE OFFER IN COMPROMISE, because
your  failure  to  negotiate  an  equitable  resolution  to  this
controversy could  easily cost  you far  more than the compromise
amount I have proposed to you above.  I say this, because I fully
intend to  sue you,  and the State of Arizona, should either fail
to compensate  Me adequately  for the  deliberate violation of My
fundamental Rights which has now occurred.

Thank you very much for your consideration.


I, Paul  Andrew, Mitchell,  B.A., M.S., Citizen of Arizona state,
hereby verify,  under penalty  of perjury,  under the laws of the
United States  of America,  without the "United States", that the
above statements  of fact are true and correct, to the best of My
current information,  knowledge, and  belief,  so  help  Me  God,
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1746(1).

Further Affiant Sayeth Naught.

Sincerely yours,

/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell

Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
Citizen of Arizona state

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