Note: Bernie Sanders proposed amendment to end corporate personhood also addresses election reform. See section on corporate personhood under focus issues. Dec 21
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Let’s admit it, we all saw this one coming. After passing restrictive voter ID laws to combat non-existent voter fraud, it turns out that so far, the only people really committing voter fraud are Republicans. During the New Hampshire primary last month, conservative journalist wannabe James O’Keefe committed voter fraud on camera.
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As New York policymakers, led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo , consider a comprehensive package of campaign finance reform, they should look at Connecticut to see just how much a strong small-donor public financing program can improve the legislative process and relieve lawmakers of the burdens of high-donor, special-interest fundraising. As former and present Connecticut secretaries of state, we are very proud of our Citizens' Election Fund , which began providing voluntary public financing for our legislative and statewide campaigns in 2008.
Congressman Sarbanes has introduced the Grassroots Democracy Act, a comprehensive campaign finance reform proposal that would build a new system where the strongest voice in American politics is the everyday voter. The bill paves a new way forward that helps more Americans participate in Congressional elections, amplifies the effect of grassroots campaign contributions, and gives the people a voice to fight back against Super PACs and special interests.
Posted on March 11, 2012 by dandelionsalad by Cindy Sheehan Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox March 11, 2012 Image by wickenden via Flickr
Americans Elect is looking to shake up the politcal process for the 2012 election. The response to the recent debt ceiling fiasco underscores how Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the U.S. government . Though many feel we are stuck with a two-party system after numerous attempts to elect a viable alternative candidate have failed, a new Internet-based political movement is emerging.
Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds Presidents Day: Why Can't We Nominate Our Own President? We Can, We Are
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A primary goal of a presidential campaign is to incrementally increase margins of support among volatile and persuadable demographic groups like single women angered by attempts to restrict access to contraception or voters with long commutes worried about gas prices.
That seems to be the plan of Republican lawmakers in several battleground states that stubbornly keep going for Democrats during presidential elections.