Petition to John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Kelly Ayotte, Rob Portman, Pat Toomey, Mark Kirk, Mike Lee, Jeff Flake, Dean Heller, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Robert Dold, Fred Upton, Richard Hanna, Charlie Dent, Adam Kinzinger, Mike Coffman, Scott Rigell, Dave Reichert, Reid Ribble, Mac Thornberry, Barbara Comstock, Martha Roby, Joe Heck, Cresent Hardy, Mia Love, Will Hurd, Steve Knight, John Katko, Kay Granger, Rodney Davis, Ann Wagner, Chris Stewart, Erik Paulsen, Frank LoBiondo, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Rand Paul
Republican leaders: Take a stand against Trump & for Democracy!
Honorable Republican Senators and Representatives, Given your oath to support and defend the United States Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and given that you have publicly expressed criticism of Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, we implore you now to elevate duty to country over allegiance to party. We urge you to enjoin a bipartisan call for a special prosecutor to investigate the Russian cyberattacks that interfered with our election, as well as connections between Donald Trump, his campaign team and cabinet appointees, and Vladimir Putin and the Russian state. These issues are deeply concerning to Americans of all political affiliations. Our democracy will undoubtedly suffer under a Trump presidency. He shows little regard for rule of law, customs of governance, basic civility, conflicts of interest per the emoluments clause, and intelligence briefings. We cannot assume that once sworn in he will suddenly take an interest in defending the Constitution. His immigration policies alone violate the 1st, 4th and 5th Amendments. His attacks on free speech and suggestion that people should be stripped of citizenship for exercising free speech are shocking. It’s time to stop pretending this is going to work out. We have two chances to prevent Trump from taking office. The Electoral College meets on December 19th. We call on you to ensure that the 538 electors receive a full security briefing by the 19th, or take action to ensure that the vote is postponed. The Electoral College has the Constitutional duty to elect a president who is 1) qualified, 2) not a demagogue, 3) and is free of foreign entanglements. Donald Trump does not meet the second and third criteria, and it is debatable whether he has the qualifications and temperament to lead our nation. The Electoral College thus has the duty to reject Donald Trump. There is a growing elector movement to vote for another Republican presidential candidate. There are reports that as many as thirty Republican electors may vote their conscience against him on December 19th, which may result in a House election of the president, and Senate election of the vice-president. The second chance to intervene will be during the joint session of Congress to tally Electoral College votes on January 6th, 2017. We call on you to object to Trump votes on grounds of interference by a foreign government, violation of the emoluments clause, conflicts of interest, and nepotism. If these issues are not resolved, Donald Trump be in violation of the Constitution the moment he is sworn in to office, according to Richard Painter, the former chief ethics counsel to President George W. Bush. Americans must unite and take action to defend democracy and our Constitution. If there is fear of blowback if these efforts fail, and fear of a violent uprising if they succeed - isn’t this the very reason that we must stop Trump? His tactic of reprisals against those who oppose him is the reason we need to stand up to his bullying. It only takes one person to say the emperor has no clothes, and - there is strength in numbers. In summary, in this perilous moment we ask that you call for security briefings for electors, postponement of the electoral college vote, and a broad special prosecutor investigation into every aspect of Russian involvement with Trump and his team. We respect your leadership, and we support you in taking what may be an unpopular stand within your party. We still have time to choose a different future for our country. But we only have a few days. Take a stand now.
Petition to James Comey, John Brennan
2016 US election - Investigate results in swing states for signs of foreign hacking.
Due to past evidence of hacking into multiple states voter registration databases. I am asking for the US intelligence community to perform investigations into the possible hacking of US voter systems and vote reporting in swing states that had a difference of 2% or less from the 2016 election. My goal is to find flaws in digital voting systems and vote reporting and possibly find evidence of Russian influence on the results of the US 2016 presidential election. I know this could not change anything but for the sake of this countries right to vote, the evidence from the past, and the tightness of the results that greatly opposed polling raise the question of possibility. Maybe it doesn't change the result but America has a right to know.
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 Donald Trump
Russian Diplomacy / Syrian Peace
Dear Donald Trump, President elect of the United States, You have indicated that you wish for a peaceful, constructive and cooperative relationship with Russia. We ask that you use your administrations extensive abilities, to begin negotiations with Russia, to strengthen the ties between our great nations for the benefit of all. In working together with Russia and the Syrian government, to destroy ISIS through cooperation and shared goals, nothing but great strides towards world security can be achieved. By cutting off the supply of arms to ISIS, with a new all inclusive, cooperative effort against terrorism, the Trump administration will be successful, where other administrations have fallen short. We the people strongly urge that the Trump administration follow through, with this giant endeavour towards peace, in the first 100 days of this historic administration. The Trump administration could turn failure into success, by working constructively towards peace in the Middle East.