The Constitutional MAP [mal-apportionment penalty] for Voter Disfranchisement 10/11/07

Presentation by Asa Gordon of the DC Statehood Green Party:

“The Constitutional MAP [mal-apportionment penalty] for Voter Disfranchisement”

Thursday, October 11, 2007, 6:45-8:45pm
Institute for Policy Studies, 1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005

On December 12th, 2000, The United States Supreme Court resurrected racial redemptionist era decisions and ruled in Bush v. Gore, that the United States of America is a democracy without a Constitutional right to vote. The proper constitutional response to the electoral abuses in the 2000 and 2004 Presidential election is not to engage in a struggle for passage of a “right to vote” constitutional amendment, but to exercise the will to enforce the mal-apportionment penalty (MAP) for the denial or abridgment of a citizen’s “right to vote” contained in the second section of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States. This lecture will provide the historical context of our contemporary voter disfranchisement and the most effective constitutional reconstruction era remedy.

Led by Asa Gordon: Asa Gordon is the Chair of D.C Statehood Green Party Electoral College Task Force, a member of Delegate Apportionment Committee of the Green Party of the United States, and is the founder and executive director of the Douglass Institute of Government (DIG). His work spans from studies on democratizing the Electoral College, constitutional penalty for voter disfranchisement, 14th Amendment right to vote provision, to neo-confederate culture in American politics. Gordon’s work has been celebrated by officials such as Rep. John Conyers, who in response to a proposed solution brought forward by Gordon on voting rights remedy declared, “This is the most amazing proposition that has ever been brought forward, and if it is accurate, it could change the whole outcome of the voting process in the United States.”

“The Social Action & Leadership School for Activists (SALSA) of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) offers affordable evening classes in Washington, DC, to make you and your organization more effective.” –

Call (202)234-9382, ext. 229 or send e-mail to

For a brief bio. ref:
Asa Gordon,
Exe Dir. DIG :
Sec.Gen. S&DUSCT :
(202) 635-7926

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