• Petitioned House of Representatives

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House of Representatives
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. John Boehner
Rep. Earl Blumenauer
Rep. Paul Cook

Pass constitutional amendment penalizing states that practice suppression.

    1. Paul Shene
    2. Petition by

      Paul Shene

      Portland, OR

A minority of states use voter suppression tactics to skew voting results, harming the majority of the nation for interests of a few. The proposed amendment :

Any state proven to practice voter suppression in any form, that state forfeits their electors to the electoral college for that election, and all following elections until certified that the voter suppression practices have ended by a neutral observation team created by the UN, or another body mutually agreed upon by the Senate and the President.

This penalty would by threat deter voter suppression, and negate the effect of voter suppression by it's execution.

The United States as a nation would benefit by not being held hostage by unclean elections in a few states.

Recent signatures


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    Reasons for signing

    • Kathy Osborne CADDO GAP, AR
      • about 2 years ago

      Every citizen votes - democracy. Deny vote, end of democracy

    • Franklin King BALL, LA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this as I do not approve of voter suppression of any type but not sure this idea is the answer as I see ways this could be used to do voter suppression.

    • RIchard Dawber MECHANICSBURG, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because voting is a constitutional right. The right is comparing the Voter ID requirement with cashing a check or purchasing liquor, both of those are PRIVILEGES, not RIGHTS!! This whole thing is an effort to squash the Democratic vote!!!

    • Elle Shepard AUGUSTA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      I cannot believe that this is happening in the USA! It's got to stop NOW!

    • Leslie Gaebe SANTA CRUZ, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because this could be the beginning of the end to the obsolete electoral college. Why obsolete you ask? Because it places too much power in states with too few people. Rural America is important, historic, and no longer the norm for a majority of the population. These less-populated states should not be the determinant of who becomes our president.


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