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donald trump 2016

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Petition to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (United Nations), Barack Obama, Loretta Lynch, Federal Register, Jill Stein

UN Assessment of the Integrity of the US Presidential Election 2016

We, the undersigned citizens of the United States, understand that the UN Human Rights department is opposed to Donald Trump being our president. The majority of Americans, 63 million, are also opposed to his taking office. We are also aware that there is evidence of election fraud in key states. Therefore we hereby request the United Nations to assess the integrity of our most recent election in cooperation with the US Department of Justice. Every day, the media reveals more evidence that the 2016 Presidential election was unduly influenced by several factors: the intervention of a foreign power, anti-democratic partisan actions within our borders, and an undemocratic racist campaign of violence and hate. 1. Donald Trump's campaign had significant contact with officials in the Russian government:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/moscow-had-contacts-with-trump-team-during-campaign-russian-diplomat-says/2016/11/10/28fb82fa-a73d-11e6-9bd6-184ab22d218e_story.html 2. In violation of the US Constitution, FBI Director James Comey leaked confidential investigative information to the public, revealing later that he was pressured to do so by partisan influences within the FBI with the specific purpose of undermining the Democratic candidate's campaign. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/03/fbi-leaks-hillary-clinton-james-comey-donald-trump 3. House speaker Paul Ryan has revealed that he purposefully sabotaged President Obama's health care plan in order to influence the election. http://theproudliberal.org/paul-ryan-admits-gop-purposely-caused-obamacare-failure-helping-trump-get-elected/ 4. Leading up to the Republican election, many Republican-led states purposefully enacted voting laws to effectively disenfranchise many voters. http://billmoyers.com/story/voter-suppression-laws-working/ 5. In addition, there is a puzzling discrepancy between the results of our exit polls and the election results. http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/can-we-count-election-results-exit-poll-discrepancies-and-voter-suppression-are There is evidence suggesting that in Wisconsin, (Outagamie County), 4 precincts have more votes for president than ballots cast. In Hortonville, more votes than regular voters. We fear that there may be many other instances of irregularities that affected the election outcome:  http://www.inquisitr.com/3728387/electoral-college-map-results-2016-the-difference-and-feasibility-between-an-election-audit-and-election-recount/ 6. Our own government has reason to believe that Russia hacked voting machines in at least three key states: http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/12/politics/florida-election-hack/ We have also petitioned the Department of Justice and the Attorney general for an audit, recount and investigation of the election. A great many of the 61 million Americans who voted for Secretary Clinton fear that domestic investigations may be compromised. We urgently request the United Nations to immediately step in to assist the US Department of Justice to investigate the election process and any undue influences on the outcome. We respectfully request that this intervention begin as soon as possible, before the deadline for the final vote count on December 13.

K. M. Hankinson. PhD
12,221 supporters
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Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Barack Obama

Make Trump Answer for Conflicts of Interest Support Presidential Accountability Act HR6340

On November 17, 2016, Congresswoman Katherine Clark introduced a bill to extend conflict of interest provisions to the President and Vice President of the United States. The legislation aims to ensure that U.S. Presidents are required to resolve any conflicts of interest with regard to financial interests and official responsibilities. Current law prohibits federal office holders from engaging in government business when they stand to gain profit. The President and Vice President are currently exempt from this statute. Clark’s Presidential Accountability Act removes this exemption and requires the President and Vice President to place their assets in a certified blind trust or disclose to the Office of Government Ethics and the public when they make a decision that affects their personal finances. This issue has been elevated to greater importance as concerns of conflicts of interest have surfaced in the first week of the President-elect’s transition period. From the Trump Organization’s federal contract to operate the President-elect’s hotel in the Old Post Office Pavilion in Washington, D.C. to the scale of his debt to foreign banks, the President-elect’s business interests present an unprecedented level of conflict. Trump has also appointed his children to serve in leadership positions on both the President-elect’s transition team and his businesses. Clark’s Presidential Accountability Act prohibits the President from engaging in government responsibilities from which they or their families can benefit financially. “The President of the United States has the power to affect how our tax dollars are spent, who the federal government does business with, and the integrity of America’s standing in a global economy,” said Clark. “Every recent president in modern history has taken steps to ensure his financial interests do not conflict with the needs of the American people. The American people need to be able to trust that the President’s decisions are based on the best interests of families at home, and not the President’s financial interests.” Previous American presidents including Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama have all used some form of blind trust or placed their assets in an investment vehicle over which they had no control. SIGN THIS PETITION TO LET CONGRESS KNOW YOU SUPPORT H.R.6340 - CLARK'S PRESIDENTIAL ACCOUNTABILITY ACT Press Release FULL TEXT OF H.R.6340  Track H.R.6340 Online Take Further Action - Contact Your Representative Find Your Representative - 1 Find Your Representative - 2 Find Your Representative - 3  Find Your Representative's Online Contact Form If you know who your representative is but you are unable to contact them using their contact form, the Clerk of the House maintains addresses and phone numbers of all House members and Committees, or you may call (202) 225-3121 for the U.S. House switchboard operator.  Additional Conflicts of Interest News VIDEO: Many potential conflicts of interest await Trump presidency (PBS NewsHour) VIDEO: Donald Trump's Many Potential Conflicts of Interest, Explained All the President-Elect's Conflicts of Interest Donald Trump's Potential Conflicts of Interest Continue To Mount Why Aren’t Donald Trump’s Epic Conflicts of Interest Illegal? This petition requires 100,000 signatures to be delivered. Change.org sets a default number of 100 signatures on newly published petitions. This number will automatically increase once each incremental target number has been reached, so please share throughout your social networks and contacts. PETITION SHORT URL: goo.gl/cKUBn4 Thank-you for your support.

Aishah Schwartz
460 supporters
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Petition to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, U.S. House of Representatives, United Nations, Paul Ryan, Orrin Hatch, Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Dick Durbin

Employ the Electoral College to avoid a Donald Trump presidency.

Right now, the presidential election results are only a PROJECTION of the election outcome. They are PRELIMINARY RESULTS. A candidate still needs to earn 270 electoral votes to win. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, which means that more than 50% of the voters wanted her for president. The electoral college shouldn’t guarantee an override of the public’s opinion– and it doesn’t have to. There are 21 states that do NOT restrict which candidate the electors vote for. Out of these 21, Hillary lost the following: PA, ID, ND, SD, IA, KS, MO, AR, LA, TX, WV, TN, GA, AZ, KY and IN.  These states are worth 166 electoral votes. As it currently stands, Hillary Clinton is projected to receive 232 votes. Trump is projected to win 306. This means that 37 votes need to be taken away from Trump to bring him down to 269. Hillary Clinton needs 38 votes ADDED to win 270. These electoral voters can also abstain, which means that they can refuse to vote for either candidate. If 37 of the voters within these states abstain then no candidate will have reached the required 270. In this case, the vote would be taken to the House. Trump won Pennsylvania, a state that typically votes blue, by less than 100,000 votes. While it is highly unlikely to get all 20 electoral voters to cross party lines and vote democrat, it also isn’t impossible to convince a few of them to be “faithless electors.” We only need to convince 38 out of the 166. That is 23%. There are SIXTEEN states we need to focus our attention on. The Founding Fathers created the Electoral College because they were actually “afraid of direct democracy,” according to FactCheck.org. In fact, Alexander Hamilton thought the electors would make sure “the office of president will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.” A move like this would be unprecedented. However, as we all saw on November 8th, odds don’t guarantee reality. Trump had a less than 20% winning, yet given the circumstances, enough people came together and made it happen. We can make this happen.  Ask yourself this: What do we have left to lose? We can stay complacent and accept that this country will be run by a racist, sexist, islamophobic, homophobic, ablest bigot, or we can at least try.  How? SPREAD THE WORD. Trend #NotMyPresident to let people know that we do not accept being led by a man who does not care about our wellbeing. Email your professors, email the dean of your colleges. The last thing a university wants is negative press. Millennials can take a stand, but that doesn’t mean we have to be the only ones. Church-led events helped bring a lot of disillusioned voters to the polls. Spread the word in any way possible, whether it be on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or even in person. Stage a peaceful protest. Hand out flyers. Let the people around you know that you don’t accept this man as your leader when he won’t even accept you as a citizen with your designated rights. These 166 people need to face the consequences of electing this man.  Do this for the people who couldn’t vote. Do this for the people who live in the very real fear of being deported. Do this for the people who will have to face the rise in hate crimes. Do this for the people who have a very real possibility of losing their rights. Do this for the people who will no longer afford necessities.  TOGETHER AS ONE, WE CAN CHANGE THESE ODDS. SHARE THIS PETITION!

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