Dear Editor: The New York Times saw fit to assign two reporters to the aftermath of the Belarus election. Their article cites American objections to the official outcome, a landslide victory for incumbent Aleksandr Lukashenko. The Times article cited international observers who disparaged the election as "rigged" and "...held under widespread repression."

But when similar objections were raised in the United States immediately following our own presidential election in 2004, The Times ignored them, except to publish a single front-page article a week later that disparaged "conspiracy theorists." Since 2004, mountains of evidence have surfaced about hackable election machinery and impossible discrepancies between exit poll results and the tabulated vote that favored incumbent George W. Bush. The Times has similarly ignored this unpleasantness. 

Evidently, rigged elections are only possible outside the borders of the United States.