Elections

ARTICLE.  I.

The  RULES  of  REPRESENTATION

PART.  I.   CAMPAIGN CORRUPTION, LOBBYING

Section.  1.  … no PACS and big money donors …

Prevents favors in return for campaign contributions.

Section.  2.   … prohibits public officials from using

government resources for campaigning …

Eliminates unfair advantages for incumbents.

… no private enrichment as a result of official actions, or voting in matters presenting a conflict of interest

Closes the corruption fostering “revolving door” to and from corporate and government jobs and elected office.

Section.  3.   … prohibits lobbying and corruption …

Politicians will represent Citizens, not private interests.

PART.  II.     VOTING

Section.  1.   … citizens over eighteen can vote …

Section.  2.   … makes voting mandatory

Gets Citizens involved with their democracy.

… prohibits 1-click “blanket” voting for party slate …

Encourages Citizens to be more informed and engaged.

… allows “write in” voting …

For candidates who miss deadlines or gain late support.

Section.  3.   preference and run off voting

Ensures most popular candidate is elected; majority will.

Section.  4.   abolishes the Electoral College

Takes power from elites and gives it back to the voters.

PART.  III.     ELECTIONS

Section.  1.   … a neutral body to hold elections

Removes party bias, exposes new ideas, simplifies rules.

online voting in each Citizen’s account …

Less fraud, greater accuracy, convenience and turnout.

uniform election rules in every state and election …

Rules the same no matter where Citizens move.

equal time and equal exposure for candidates …

Forums and debates allowing fresh ideas and solutions.

prohibits party control over the election process …

Prohibits party elites from dictating who gets on ballots.

… prohibits primaries

Prohibits a few states from co-opting candidate selection.

… prohibits caucuses

Includes those now excluded for not being able to attend.

… prohibits campaigns from sharing resources

Limits big money; provides broadest pool of candidates.

… replaces gerrymandering with nonpolitical system …

… separate rural, suburban and urban districts …

For accurate representation of common constituencies.

Section.  2.   summertime candidate and referendum exposure to determine autumn campaign field …

Candidates spend more time working, less campaigning.

Section.  4.   … prohibits late polling and projections

Ensures voters vote earnestly as with preference voting.

no projections or results until all votes are counted …

A vote cast late will count as much as a vote cast early. Read More