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Election reform

Marco_Communications_Footer_600x200Over the last ten years I have experienced a number of infractions in the Pennsylvania voting laws and would like to take this opportunity to bring these issues to your attention. I am currently serving on the Hanover Borough Council and recently ran for House Representative in the 169th District election. My experiences in the process of elections both as a candidate and a voter have demonstrated a serious failure in the election process in this state. I hope the following assessments will give you the insight on how to make the election process more effective.

The state laws that currently exclude independents from participating in the general election referred to as the primary election may be in violation of Article 2 of the 14th Amendment.

A) The laws create an umbrella protection that reserves a free, open and public election to the exclusive use of democrat and republican national parties.

B) Pennsylvania laws create this exclusive privilege to the major parties by creating criteria that segregates voters classified by the Board of elections – federal and state – as Independents.

C) Laws that mandate Independents to scheduling of filing nomination papers after the election (Primary) are discriminatory and intentionally are used by national parties to invalidate eligible and qualified candidates from fair contention for any public office.

D) Other Pennsylvanian laws create an entity of candidates defined and describe by the Board of Elections – state and federal – to be an independent candidate while allowing policies of the two national parties to exempt like defined voters of the same political character from participating in their fundamental right to vote in an election balloting independent candidates as in the recent May 16th election.

E) The distinction between the democrat and Republican primary debates and the free open and public elections is the conventions of the two national parties are coordinated by national party policy and the election is regulated and protected by state and federal law. The two ARE NOT synonymous. The national parties cannot be allowed to commingle. party policies and state laws to their own advantage.

F) There is no justification in maintaining that independent candidates cannot collect signatures and file intent to run for office documents at the same time as republican and democrats collect and file theirs.

G) There is not any constitutional restrictions that would prevent Independents from utilizing a free open and public election process identified as a primary election – there are three classifications of voters – Democrat – Republican – Independent. Primaries in other states that allow independents to vote in the primary establish the fact that such election inclusions do not interfere with the other two parties.

14th Amendment Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
Possible resolutions to be made to correct the infractions can be;

1. A state law that removes the requirement of voters to designate a specific party when registering to vote; this would end the practice of gerrymandering of districts.

2. The removal of the state laws that sets the scheduling of independents filing nomination papers after the democrat and republican primary debates.

3. A state law that allows the inclusion of independent candidates and voters to participate in the primary elections.

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