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Daily Greens: Democratizing the Electoral College

See Massachusetts event below: Asa Gordon will speak on democratizing the electoral college, in Oak Blufss Massachusetts on Friday, August 15th!

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DC Statehood Green Party leader Asa Gordon spoke at the 2008 Green Party Convention in Chicago on how he has been using litigation to work toward democratizing the Electoral College.

EVENT:

“Democratizing the Electoral College” with Asa Gordon

DATE: Friday, August 15th

TIME: 2 – 4pm followed by Questions and Answers

PLACE:
Oak Bluffs Public Library
56R School St. (next to the Town Hall) Oak Bluffs, MA 02557-2039

A Lecture and Discussion Facilitated by
Asa Gordon
Exe. Dir. Douglass Institute of Government
digasa@aol.com
http://members. aol.com/digasa
Chair, DCSGP Electoral College Task Force
electorsus@aol. com
http://www.electors .us

Asa Gordon filed a civil action to protect the voting rights of presidential electors and the voters they represent in the US District Court for the District of Columbia (1:08-cv-01294) on July 28th, 2008 to enforce the ‘Mal-Apportionment Penalty’ provided in Section 2 of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution.

“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, and we will take that under consideration … we, we eagerly embrace your suggestion.” – Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Dec. 8th, 2004, Congressional Hearings on Ohio Voting Hi & Low-Lights of How & Why.

“[T]he most amazing proposition” How the present day Electoral College preserves the infamous 3/5ths compromise of the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention of 1787. How Bush vs. Gore’s(2000) amoral judicial ruling”[T]he individual citizen has no federal constitutional right to vote for electors for the President of the United States” is grounded in the white redemptionist precedents of the Reconstruction era Supreme Court.

How the Malapportionment of Electoral College votes may lead to a Republican victory despite the popular vote, disenfranchising tens of thousands of voters, especially black voters in southern states

Why The Congressional Research Service (CRS) report: “The Voting Rights Act of 1965, As Amended: Its History and Current Issues” (Order Code 95-896 GOV); prepared for members and committees of Congress, highlights the arguments raised in the electoral Lawsuit challenges to the Presidential Election of 2000, 2004 & 2008 by Washington’s Douglass Institute of Government , over all the civil actions filed by the NAACP_LDF, Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights Under Law and other civil rights organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Related post: A press release from the national Green Party went out about Asa Gordon’s newest lawsuit last week. The blog from onthewilderside is here.


One Response

  1. An alternative and promising approach to democratizing the Electoral College is the National Popular Vote bill. It would make every vote in every state politically relevant and equal in presidential elections.

    The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC). The bill would take effect only when enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes (270 of 538). When the bill comes into effect, all the electoral votes from those states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

    The National Popular Vote bill has been approved by 21 legislative chambers (one house in CO, AR, ME, NC, and WA, and two houses in MD, IL, HI, CA, MA, NJ, RI, and VT). It has been enacted into law in Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, and Maryland. These states have 50 (19%) of the 270 electoral votes needed to bring this legislation into effect.

    see http://www.NationalPopularVote.com

    susan

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