Petition to Secretaries of State, Election Officials, Governors
Demand An Audit Of The 2016 Presidential Election
The FBI determined some months ago that hacking, originating from Russia, was having an influence on our electoral process. These hackers interfered with our presidential election through attempted and successful penetration of email and voter registration databases, among other systems. This created fear, uncertainty, and doubt about the safety of our electoral processes. Computers tabulated the vast majority of the 129 million votes cast in the presidential election, and polls were wildly off. Did hackers manipulate the results by compromising voting equipment? Did other problems, glitches, or errors affect the outcome? There's a simple, relatively inexpensive way to find out: audit the electronic results against the paper ballots used by about 75% of U.S. voters. American democracy depends on public trust of our electoral process, and public trust requires a trustworthy process. Please sign to demand that election officials double-check the electronic results by conducting a "risk-limiting" audit of the presidential election in every state that uses paper ballots. --Verified Voting Foundation is a non-partisan non-profit organization that advocates for public policy that promotes accuracy, transparency and verifiability of elections. We believe the integrity and strength of our democracy relies on citizen’s trust that each vote be counted as cast. Our primary concern lies in ensuring that the means for verifying election outcomes are in place and used for that purpose. We also focus on the reliability and security of voting systems. We connect those who are making and implementing policy that shapes how we vote to those who understand the particular risks associated with the emerging digital landscape, particularly on-line and electronic voting.
Petition to Karen Bass, Jerry Brown, Kamala Harris, Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, Dianne Feinstein, Holly Mitchell
Every Four Years, Make The Presidential Voting Day A Federal Holiday
Every four years, Election Day for the President of the United States comes around on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. In the 2016 election, roughly fifty-eight percent of the voting age population participated in civic action and voted. Could this percentage be different if there was a way to make time so people could voice their opinions and vote without worrying about when they can get out of work to actually vote? If Election Day becomes a Federal holiday, maybe more people will go out and vote in the next Presidential election. Having a day off would help with time management and possibly increase the percent of voters. How can this be done? The alternative solution can be a Bill created, proposing that every presidential election year, take the October Columbus Day Federal Holiday, move it to Election Day in November, and make it the Voting Day Federal Holiday instead. The days are only a few weeks apart, and because Election Day comes around only once in four years, creating a whole new holiday might be a bit much for our current Congress. However, if our States and our Federal government transferred that holiday once every four years and made it so that people would have this day off to celebrate the ‘Power of the People’, instead of celebrating Columbus Day, a controversial holiday, this could even out the Federal holidays and work days, with little hassle. There still would be 10 Federal holidays in any given year. Please add your name to this petition if you believe that making the presidential Voting Day a Federal Holiday can help more people to vote and have their voices heard.
Petition to Texas State House, Texas Governor
Support Texas Voter Choice Act- HB 3068
Texas has some of the most restrictive ballot access laws in the nation. They deny Texans a free choice of candidates, reduce participation in the political process, restrict our economic freedoms and stifle new and innovative ideas. The Texas Voter Choice Act provides voters with more meaningful choices on Election Day by dismantling the unnecessary barriers that make it so hard for qualified candidates to appear on the ballot in Texas.
Petition to Carlos Beruff
Amend Florida’s Constitution to force presidential candidates to release their tax returns
We have come to expect that our presidential candidates will act in good faith and voluntarily release their tax returns. However, Donald Trump has recently shown it is possible to win a presidential election without releasing any tax returns. This may start a dangerous precedent where future presidential candidates are no longer compelled to release their tax returns to the public. What can we do? Individual tax returns are private information and so any release must be voluntary. Therefore there must be a compelling reason for a presidential candidate to release them, such as being ineligible to receive the electoral college votes from a state unless they do so. While most states currently award their electoral college votes to the candidate that wins the popular vote, each state is ultimately allowed to determine how to distribute its electoral college votes. Florida has an approaching opportunity to vote on amendments to it's State Constitution proposed by the Florida Constitutional Review Commission. Amendments proposed will then be placed on the November 2018 ballot and voted on by Floridians. Let the commission know that we want the Florida Constitution amended so that only presidential candidates who have released their most recent 15 years of tax returns can be awarded Florida’s electoral college votes.
Petition to Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Jamie Raskin, Steny Hoyer, Elijah Cummings, Chris Van Hollen, John Delaney, Andy Harris, Larry Hogan, Barbara Mikulski, Donald Trump
Finally abolish the outdated Electoral College from American voting system
The Electoral College was created to address concerns over mob rule and to satisfy the smaller states that thought they wouldn't be represented by the new federal government. The Founders of the Electoral College thought that having a small, well-informed group to back up the election would be a good idea. However, America is supposed to be a democracy, which means that the popular vote is most representative and democratic, not the electoral vote. The president is serving the people, the government is serving the people, so the vote should represent the people. Sign this petition to finally abolish the electoral college!