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Note: Bernie Sanders proposed amendment to end corporate personhood also addresses election reform. See section on corporate personhood under focus issues.

This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see. Indiana Republican Secretary Of State Found Guilty Of Voter Fraud. Let’s admit it, we all saw this one coming.

Indiana Republican Secretary Of State Found Guilty Of Voter Fraud

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. Hacking Democracy - Full Length. Rigged USA Elections Exposed. BREAKING: Retired NSA Analyst Proves GOP Is Stealing Elections. FairVote.org. About - Free & Equal. The Free & Equal movement will shift power away from the controlling few and back to freedom, liberty, and prosperity for all, in the true spirit of the United States Constitution.

About - Free & Equal

Through positive, peaceful action by activists and third parties, America can fulfill its promise of free and equal elections. New Initiatives to Accomplish Our Goals Our first project is to build an elections database including candidate information on federal, state and local levels. This data will be easily accessible through Free & Equal’s website and will act as a one-stop-shop for candidate information. Our new database will allow voters to find information on a candidate’s history, past voting record and political donations from special interest groups.

Full Third Party Presidential Debate In High Definition. The Amazing Morphing Campaign Money Map. Infographic: What's the Cost of Getting Into Congress? (Scaling) Robert Steele OWS Electoral Reform Proposal. Electoral Reform Act of 2012. Reform does work, New York. As New York policymakers, led by Gov.

Reform does work, New York

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. The Grassroots Democracy Act. Rocky Anderson, Presidential Candidate of the Justice Party, interviewed by Cynthia McKinney.

Posted on March 11, 2012 by dandelionsalad.

Rocky Anderson, Presidential Candidate of the Justice Party, interviewed by Cynthia McKinney

Rocky Anderson, Our President 2012 Official Website. Internet-Based Political Movement Aims To Put Presidential Ticket On Ballots For The 2012 Election. Americans Elect is looking to shake up the politcal process for the 2012 election.

Internet-Based Political Movement Aims To Put Presidential Ticket On Ballots 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. The goal? To put a presidential nomination on the 2012 ballot derived completely from open voting on the Internet. Called Americans Elect, the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization isn’t a traditional new political party, although it must register as one.

So how does one vote for an Americans Elect candidate? Presidents Day - Why Can't We Nominate Our Own President? We Can, We Are. Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds.

Presidents Day - Why Can't We Nominate Our Own President? We Can, We Are

Fix a Flawed System – Use the National Popular Vote. By Andrew Fleischmann | Jan 25, 2012 10:00pm (10) Comments | Commenting has expired Posted to: Opinion The National Popular Vote (NPV) initiative has gained ground across the U.S. because it does something overwhelming majorities of Americans in every state support: It ensures that the person who gets the most votes for President wins.

Fix a Flawed System – Use the National Popular Vote

Rep. The Uses of Polarization. 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.

The Uses of Polarization

A second goal is increase turnout among supportive voting blocs — conservative whites in the case of Republicans, African-Americans in the case of Democrats. Rig the Vote. That seems to be the plan of Republican lawmakers in several battleground states that stubbornly keep going for Democrats during presidential elections.

Rig the Vote

Thanks in part to gerrymandering, many states already have — and will continue to have in the near future — Republican-controlled legislatures. Republican lawmakers in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin are considering whether to abandon the winner-take-all approach to awarding Electoral College votes and replace it with a proportional allocation. That change would heavily favor Republican presidential candidates — tilting the voting power away from cities and toward rural areas — and make it more likely that the candidate with the fewest votes over all would win a larger share of electoral votes. Blue Republican - How to Register Republican for Ron Paul (update Oct 21) The Trouble with the Electoral College.

This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see. Gerrymandering -- drawing political boundaries to give your party a numeric advantage over an opposing party -- is a difficult process to explain.

This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see

If you find the notion confusing, check out the chart above -- adapted from one posted to Reddit this weekend -- and wonder no more. One easy way to end gerrymandering: Stop letting politicians draw their own districts - The Washington Post. I've written a bit lately about the phenomenon of gerrymandered House districts, in the 113th Congress and the decades leading up to it. It's pretty clear that gerrymandering leads to lopsided party breakdowns in Congress, which undermines the whole notion of representative government. Just as important, it undermines voters' faith in the democratic process.