Petition to Department of Justice
Request the Department of Justice Obtain an Injunction Against Electoral College
On December 19, 2016, the Electors of the Electoral College will cast their ballots to determine who will become president of the United States. Because there is significant cause (more fully described below*) to suspect this recent presidential election was illegally subverted, either singly or in collusion, by one or more individuals, federal agencies, political parties, candidates, foreign or domestic interests, the petitioners hereby respectfully request an injunction against the Electors of the Electoral College barring them from affirming any presidential candidate until after a full and impartial investigation, conducted in a transparent, non-partisan, professional way, assures the court and the American people that no illegal actions designed to subvert the national election conducted this past November 8th, 2016 succeeded in their intended illegal purpose. Petitioners believe this injunction and subsequent investigation are in the best interests of the nation. They believe such injunction is necessary to preserve the confidence of the American people in the integrity of the American election process, give legitimacy to the next president of the United States (and cast all aspersion or doubt as to that legitimacy), and strengthen the citizens’ faith in the due process of law. Further, petitioners believe this action will demonstrate to our allies and any hostile interests that this nation will not tolerate interference in its democratic processes and will do all in its power to ferret out criminal activity intended to manipulate, intimidate, suborn or in any way fraudulently impact the American electoral process. *Note: This petition is predicated solely on a reasonable examination and belief in the integrity of numerous statements that have been publicly made alleging that it is a very real possibility that the election could have been illegally manipulated by a foreign nation and foreign corporation (Wikileaks) known to be hostile to this nation’s interests. These statements have been publicly reported (after professional, credible internal vetting as to their accuracy) by a significant number of the nation's largest and most credible news sources (in print, online, and on television, cable and radio news), such as, but not limited to: The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Newsweek Magazine, Huffington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, and employees of MSNBC, CNN, CBS, and NPR. Moreover, the candidates themselves and their closest surrogates, as well as currently elected and serving officials, have told the citizens of this country that there is a strong possibility the election was being tampered with by forces hostile to this country. However, all of the above sources notwithstanding, we offer as additional proof of possible foul play, Mr. Trump’s own statements. The Republican candidate repeatedly stated in unequivocal terms to the American people (and world at large) that this election was either going to “be rigged” or in fact was “was rigged” (evidence to this is in the public domain and easily verified). Therefore, the candidate who now appears to hold the most Electoral votes has repeatedly called into question the integrity of his own election and this certainly gives the American voters serious cause to doubt the legitimacy of the election and, therefore, the legitimacy of his presidency unless otherwise thoroughly proven otherwise. This petition has been drafted in her own words by the Rev. Maureen G. Ausbrook. It has been drafted free of outside influence or any coercion. It represents, within the limits of reasonable possibility, what she has personally witnessed throughout the course of the election campaign. Having drafted this document she will put it online and attempt to obtain a minimum of 10,000 signatures from duly registered voters. She respectfully requests the DOJ and any federal court judge to recognize she is not an attorney and she requests that any errors in the drafting of this document be treated fairly with full understanding that she is not an attorney and she begs the DOJ and court to not find any clerical error or lack of legal wording to be cause for dismissal. She submits this document online November 12, 2016, with herself as petitioner and on behalf of all other people who subsequently sign and make themselves additional petitioners. Respectfully submitted, /s/ Rev Maureen G. AusbrookKennebunk, ME
Petition to Electoral College Electors
The Electoral College Must Reject Putin's Pick for President.
Due to recently revealed information that Russia intervened in the U.S. election to help procure the presidency for Donald Trump, members of the Electoral College must not cast their votes for him. As former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich states, "The framers of the Constitution intended that the Electoral College guard against the possibility that a foreign power influences the outcome of a presidential election. In Federalist No. 68, Alexander Hamilton wrote that a major purpose of the Electoral College was to stop the “desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.” He said that the College would “Guard against all danger of this sort … with the most provident and judicious attention” from the electors.”
Petition to American people with a moral conscience
Declaration repudiating Trump and Trumpism
Declaration repudiating Donald Trump, his words and actions, and asserting his essential and irremediable unfitness to serve as President of the United States of America We strongly and unequivocally believe it to be the responsibility of every citizen in a properly functioning democracy and normal political environment to accept the outcome of an election freely and fairly conducted and to acknowledge, despite differences of opinion with regard to public policy and political-economic philosophy, those declared winners of such an election as the electorate’s legitimate leaders and representatives. When, however, the citizens are asked to choose between doing what is morally right and carrying out what is their customary responsibility in a democratic society to accept an election outcome, an extraordinary situation has arisen. No citizen should feel or be compelled to take a position for the sake of political expedience that is in violation of fundamental and universal moral principles. In such instance, the citizens have a right – and even a responsibility – to take a stand against an immoral outcome which has been deceitfully attained. That right and responsibility may reach so far as to repudiate the declared winner of such election. To recognize as legitimate such a declared winner of an election would be to commit an immoral act, and no political authority or system can rightfully oblige the citizenry to commit a shameful act which is offensive to fundamental and universally recognized morality. Whereas Donald Trump as a presidential candidate, his key staff, and many of his supporters made explicitly clear during the campaign that they would not feel compelled to accept the outcome of the election if they were to lose, Whereas Donald Trump and elements of the Republic Party ran a campaign based and built upon divisiveness, bigotry, racism, incitement to hatred and even violence, hypocrisy, slanderous untruths, and misrepresentation to an extent so extreme as to be inconsistent with fundamental human, American, and democratic values, Whereas Donald Trump, in contrast to all other major party candidates in perhaps the entire history of the United States has uniquely shown himself by his words and actions to be morally and temperamentally unfit to serve as President of the United States of America, Whereas forces within the Federal Bureau of Investigation took blatant steps to influence the election of Donald Trump in the last 11 days of the campaign, doing so with facilitation from, and perhaps the outright complicity of, FBI director James Comey, and whereas forces from outside the United States used stolen and perhaps falsified emails of Democratic Party officials to influence the election in favor of Trump, and whereas the Trump–Pence campaign exploited the FBI’s irresponsible actions and the stolen materials to create, publish and broadcast patently untrue and defamatory advertisements in the traditional media and to circulate similarly untrue and defamatory messages on social media, Whereas Donald Trump, since being declared most probably to have received the majority of the Electoral College votes, albeit while receiving some 2 million fewer of the popular votes than did the candidate who was his nearest rival, has shown every indication by his words and action that he will refuse to be bound by generally and historically accepted standards to avoid conflicts of interest and would indeed endeavor to utilize the office of president to further enrich himself and his family, and Whereas populist, anti-democratic, demagogic, and potentially authoritarian forces and politicians also are gathering strength in other countries beyond the United States, and notably so in numerous European countries, and whereas these forces and politicians are finding inspiration, encouragement, and public support in the successes of Trump and the vile words and deeds of his most abhorrent supporters, and inasmuch as this phenomenon provides comfort to and encourages greater boldness in our nation’s adversaries even as it threatens our democracy, international cooperation and world peace, Therefore, we the undersigned and those who will support our nonpartisan position and efforts resolve and unambiguously declare that we do not and will never accept that Donald Trump can or does legitimately serve as president of our free country with its tradition of equality, toleration and decency, law and order, or that he should be regarded as legitimately so serving. For us to do otherwise would be to commit an egregiously immoral act. We further declare that we will actively and continuously oppose Donald Trump’s illegitimate and wrongfully obtained claim to the office of the President of the United States of America, and we denounce those within his circle and any other political leader, whether or not formerly or currently holding public office, who had supported or condoned his candidacy and his unjust claim to the office of president.
Petition to Nancy Pelosi, Helen Anderson
Reform or abolish the Electoral College
It's time to restore one person, one vote to presidential elections. We want the popular vote to count! We the undersigned are concerned citizens who call on the House of Representatives to reform or abolish the current Electoral College system in order to secure the right of one person, one vote in presidential elections. The first step should be to set up a House Select Committee charged with this task.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States
The Popular Vote
The electoral college disproportionality reflects American voters. In recent years there have been 2 times in which the winner lost the popular vote. In 2000 it was a difference of 500,000 votes and in 2016 it was a difference of 3 million votes. The electoral college also allows for 2 destructive tools against democracy. 1) Gerrymandering: The changing of district borders to influence electoral votes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm9hi1QkLVo 2) Winner Take All: If a candidate wins the majority of electoral votes they win all the votes in the state, making electoral votes to the other candidate worthless.
Petition to CT State Candidates
Ask candidates running for office in CT to support the National Popular Vote
Candidates for state office need to hear from voters about what's important to them. This is a great time to ask if candidates will support the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact if elected. The Compact is a nonpartisan solution to make everyone’s vote for president matter—regardless of whether they live in blue, red or battleground states—and to make the winner the candidate with the most votes, just the way we elect members to the CT General Assembly and statewide offices. So far, 10 states and the District of Columbia, with a total of 165 electoral votes, have joined the Compact (which goes into effect when there are 270 electoral votes represented, the number needed to win the presidency). The measure has been received favorably in the CT General Assembly going back to 2009. With 68 co-sponsors (more than ever before) and an unprecedented grassroots effort in 2017, the NPV bill, H.B. 5434, was just a few votes short of passing. By signing this petition, we can demonstrate to candidates who are exploring or running for office that Connecticut wants to #MakeEveryVoteMatter. The more candidates that pledge to support a National Popular Vote, the closer we'll get to passing the Compact and electing the presidential candidate who gets the most votes in all 50 states.