Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Letter to Senator Wyden: Protecting the US Election Process from Russian Interference

Senator Wyden:

Our organization is working to create an international government, and one issue that we must address is fair elections. Interference by Russians will continue on for the foreseeable future, and something must be done to protect our election process.

David Brooks wrote in his column this week that he believes we have come to the end of the two-party system. This may be the perfect time to address changes in our election process, including changes that allow anyone to run for president of the United States so long as they can offer plans that can solve the problems we are facing as a nation.

If anyone can run for president, candidates will start on the local level, then progress to state, regional and finally national levels. Instead of campaign financing by donations, the solution is for organizations to sponsor debates and the media to offer space for the candidates to offer their platforms. It would be impossible for Russians to interfere in these elections, and it would motivate them to faces changes in their own election process.

The plan for the international government requires an Article V amendment convention, and this is one topic we must address as we gather signatures on petitions to state the  legislatures.

Is this idea of running for president without party support "constitutional"? What would our founding fathers say about his idea? 

Information from Wikipedia about first US presidential elections, candidates and their parties:

YearWinning Candidate (party)Vice President (party)Losing Candidate(s) (party)
1789George Washington (no party)John Adams (no party)John RutledgeJohn HancockSamuel HuntingtonBenjamin LincolnJohn Jay (Federalist); George Clinton (no party)
1792George Washington (no party)John Adams (no party)George Clinton (no party), Thomas Jefferson (Democratic-Republican), Aaron Burr (Democratic-Republican)
1796John Adams (Federalist)Thomas Jefferson (Democratic-Republican)Federalists: Oliver EllsworthJohn JayJames IredellSamuel JohnstonCharles Cotesworth Pinckney; Democratic-Republicans: Aaron BurrThomas Pinckney
1800Thomas Jefferson (Democratic-Republican)Aaron Burr (Democratic-Republican)John Adams, Charles PinckneyJohn Jay