Petition to Decorporatize Federal Elections
  • Petitioned US Congress, President Obama, 50 State Governors & Legislatures

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US Congress, President Obama, 50 State Governors & Legislatures

Petition to Decorporatize Federal Elections

    1. Wat Stearns
    2. Petition by

      Wat Stearns

      Brattleboro, VT

Both Democratic and Republican parties and all three branches of Federal government have been mostly captured by corporate special interests with aggressive antisocial intentions toward normal working Americans. The national election process is corrupt and installs officeholders with quid pro quo relationshps to corporate interests.  

To decorporatize elections, we need you to institute: a) public-only campaign financing with legally defined candidate budgets and volunteer-only signature qualification drives (no opt-in or -out; no donations by individuals, unions or legally incorporated organizations of any kind); b) regulate candidate-specific media content so each candidate receives the same media resources and outlaw candidate-specific broadcast media purchases by any private individual, union or any kind of legally incorporated organization; c) require paper ballots and hand counting only; make election day a national holiday; and impose a $20 fine for legally eligible voters who fail in their responsibility to vote, with exceptions for extenuating circumstances (birth, injury, etc.) and conscientious objection (choosing to not vote); and d) delegate the votes in the Electoral College by district rather than by state, as Nebraska and Maine already do, in order to allow more accurate representation of the popular vote and to enable third parties to acquire electoral votes.

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    • Valarie Kelly BUTLER, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Do away with the electoral college all together

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    • Summer Star Crouse-Stout DURHAMVILLE, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      WE ARE THE PEOPLE! they ARE SUPPOSED TO WORK FOR US!!!!!!!!!

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    • Raina Bright SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I don't want to have to apologize to my children for letting this happen. The egregious corruption and blatant greed is criminal. It is not right, no matter which way you slice it, and everybody damn well knows it. We are angry, we are sad, we are confused. It isn't supposed to be like this.

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    • Dwight Robinson MICANOPY, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      We can see already the affects of the Supreme Court Discission ,2010 Citizens United, on our election cycle of 2012. Both the Democratic party and Republican will spend double of what they spent in 2008.

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    • Milly Doe MADISON, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      My main concern is the control of the voting machine and thus our election results. Why are our voting machines proprietary? Who owns our elections? Who are the owners of these machines who control the voting results, the voting information, etc? The Pentagon? The Chinese? The Cartels? We the People don't own the results! We are given results by those who own the machines. We don't know who is controlling our vote or election results! All voting machine results need to be transparent and under the control of the citizens of the US!!!! We need hand counted ballot audits throughout each community to ensure the machine results are valid!!!

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