We need to take steps to guarantee that our system of checks and balances stays intact. I support congressional action that will limit the power of special interest entities. I will drive efforts to:
· Get PAC money out of our elections so everyone has a fair chance
· Repeal Citizens United
· Adopt term limits for US Senate and House of Representatives
· Outlaw gerrymandering and codify the outlaw in federal statutes
· Limit federal election campaign spending so new and poor candidates have a chance
· Eliminate the electoral college
· Criminalize attempts to interfere with voting rights
I support eliminating the Electoral College so that the candidate who wins the most popular votes overall would win the presidency. The effect of the current system is that Indiana matters less in presidential elections. Only a handful of key states, like Ohio and Colorado, seem to matter.
I support state efforts to join the National Popular Vote Compact, such as Indiana Senate Bill 212. Under that bill, Indiana would join Illinois and the 11 other states that have signed on to the National Popular Vote Compact. Under the compact, Indiana's electoral votes automatically would be awarded to the winner of the national popular vote, regardless of who got the most votes in Indiana.
The compact is authorized by the U.S. Constitution's provision for interstate agreements, and is due to take effect after state members have 270 electoral votes, the minimum needed to elect a president.
States that already have joined the compact hold 172 electoral votes. Since Indiana has 11 electoral college votes, this would leave just 87 electoral votes to go.
I support other federal initiatives to make it easier for everyone to vote, such as H.R. 1. H.R. 1 was designed to expand Americans’ access to voting, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and to strengthen ethics rules. It was recently introduced and passed in the House of Representatives to strengthen ethics rules, expand voting rights, limit partisan gerrymandering, and limit the influence of private donor money in politics. Aside from making voting access easier, H.R. 1 also makes it a crime for people who, within 60 days of an election, provide false information to voters with the intention of misleading them or preventing them from voting, for example, by intentionally lying to people about the time and place a polling location is open or about their eligibility to vote. The crime would carry a penalty of up to five years in prison, a maximum fine of $100,000, or both.
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