SOTU Trump

Voting reform in the united states

A proposed strategy for voting reform.

1.    Amend the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution: All persons born to at least one parent who is currently a citizen or naturalized by law, in the United States, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside and are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

2.   Amend the 26th Amendment, section one, to the US Constitution: The right of citizens of the United States, to vote, who are eighteen years of age or older, or who are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces, and who are NOT convicted felons, and who are registered to vote in their home State of Residence; shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State.

3.   Enact a Universal Election Integrity Standard: Call it the Federal Uniform Voting Standards Act of 2023. All federal, state and local elections shall be counted if said jurisdictions enact the following voting standards:

a.     One citizen. All citizens, in order to vote in any election held in the United States must offer proof of citizenship, in order to register to vote. No vote cast by a non-registered voter can be counted.

b.     One candidate. Only one candidate can be declared a winner in any given election. In order to hold public office, ONLY a U.S. Citizen can hold a public office. No convicted FELON can hold a public office.

c.     One Vote. No second or third vote can be counted by any registered voter. No vote cast by any registered voter, in more than one jurisdiction, can be counted.

4.     Enact a Universal Election Sanctity Penal Code: Call it the Federal Uniform Election Interference Act (FUEIA). All States must certify they are in compliance with FUEIA, went certifying an election in the United States.

a.     All election results for public officials, in the United States must be certified by their respective Secretaries of State.

b.     All certifications of Elections must be certified by State, County, and Local Elections boards, relative to the elected officials office’s jurisdiction.

c.     All election board members must be comprised of US citizens. All board members must have a representative from each of the parties seeking office within that jurisdiction.

d.     All election boards must comply with their own individual States’ voting standards.

e.     Any person found to be in violation of their State’s voting regulations, shall be prosecuted. No exceptions. No prosecutorial discretion.

f.      Penal Code:

                                               i.     Illegal vote: A vote cast, in an election, not allowed by Federal, State or local laws.

                                              ii.     Casting an illegal vote: Submitting a vote to be counted in an official election, for the purpose of violating the Federal Uniform Voting Standards Act.

                                            iii.     Deliberately casting one illegal vote: Up to 1 year in Jail, Up to a $10,000.00 Fine or both.

                                            iv.     Deliberately casting two or more illegal votes: 3 years in prison, mandatory minimum, up to five years in prison, plus a $50,000 fine and loosing the right to vote as a convicted felon.

                                              v.     Deliberately conspiring to cast illegal votes with others: Submitting an illegal vote, in concert with others, regardless of how many. 10 years in prison, mandatory minimum, max of 20 years, plus a $50,000.00 for each illegal vote cast.

                                            vi.     Deliberately conspiring to overturn the will of the people: Whosoever attempts or succeeds in conspiring to illegally cast enough votes for the purpose of over-turning what would be the duly elected government official of the United States, it’s States and or Territories, and to alter the outcome of an election in favor of a specific candidate is guilty of treason. The penalty is Life in Prison without the possibility of parole. Whosoever commits this crime during a time of national emergency or war, shall suffer the pain of death by hanging.

                                           vii.     Federal Office: Whosoever is found guilty of this crime, for the purpose of casting an illegal vote for the office of the President of the United States, a Governor of any State, a US Senator, a US Congressman, or an elected Judge, Magistrate, or Officer of the Court in any jurisdiction in the United States or its territories, is guilty of a class A Felony and shall be imprisoned for no less than 5 years and up to 25 years.

                                          viii.     Official Misconduct: Any election official found guilty of knowingly facilitating illegal votes is guilty of treason against the United States. 20 years to Life in Prison. IF found guilty during time of war or national emergency, the penalty is DEATH.

                                             ix.     Vote Nullification: Anyone found guilty of knowingly destroying or invalidating by process, any legal vote, cast by a registered voter, is guilty of a felony and shall be punished by no less than 5 years in prison and no more than 20 years. If found guilty of this crime for more than 1 vote, they shall be imprisoned for a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and can be sentenced up to Life without parole, if the number of ballots is greater than one. Conspiracy to commit vote nullification with two or more people is life in prison. Death if during time of war or national emergency.

5.     Process:

a.     All ballots, to be legal, must be cast by midnight, the day of a national, state, or local election. It is up to the citizen to submit their votes in a timely fashion. No exceptions.

b.     All ballots must be numbered.

c.     All numbered ballots must be traceable back to the election official who collected the ballot.

d.     All voters must show a valid State Issued ID where that ID shows the citizenship status of the voter, to vote or to get a mail in ballot. Once issued, that ballot is tied to that person using their State Issued ID Number.

e.     All election officials who collect ballots, upon demand, must be able to link that ballot to an individual legally registered voter’s ID number.

f.      Any jurisdiction who submits more ballots than registered voters, must immediately be audited against the voter registration count.

g.     All voters must be registered for an election, at least one month prior to that election. It is the responsibility of each citizen to know when the elections are scheduled.

h.     All legal ballots must have a biometric imprint in invisible ink, that can be seen using a florescent light, from a unique body part of the voter.

                                               i.     Five digits on one hand, the thumb.

                                              ii.     Less than five digits on any hand, their left most digit.

                                            iii.     No digits. Their right palm.

                                            iv.     No palms. A heal print.

                                              v.     No heal. Their forehead.

i.       All legal ballots cast in an election must have a hard copy and kept in a secure storage for 12 months after the election.

j.       All expired ballots must be digitally scanned into a computer image and held for five years, searchable by the public.

                                               i.     IF a voter retains their ballot number, they and they alone can see if their ballot was counted and how it was counted, for up to five years.

                                              ii.     Voters who dispute how their ballot was counted can do so, only if the marks on the ballot do not match how the ballot was counted.

6.     Voting Machines and Counting: All voting machines certified in the United States must count votes using three simultaneous methods.

a.     All voting districts must report their registered and audited voter rolls to the Secretary of State | Election Headquarters 90 days before any election held within the State. All districts must publish a post-election comparison to the pre-election numbers, within 5 days from the day the polls close. Any district with over 90% of eligible voters, voting on election day, goes into auto verification and re-count. (Thank you to Charles Johnson, for this excellent process improvement.)

b.     All disputed ballots where it cannot be determined how the voter voted, are null and void and will not be counted.

                                               i.     For a disputed ballot to be counted, it must be consistent with how the voter wanted their vote to count. IF the SD and HD audit can not determine how the voter intended to vote, that vote is null and void.

c.     A physical punch card must be made every hour of the election, with a coded result of the votes cast up to that point in the election, for whatever/whoever is being voted on.

                                               i.     How many votes cast.

                                              ii.     Who got how many votes.

                                            iii.     The seal numbers.

                                            iv.     Each hour, the cards are collected and sealed, for counting at card count headquarters.

d.     A digital SD Card must be produced every three hours, with a coded result of the votes cast and for whom.

                                               i.     How many votes cast.

                                              ii.     The exact ballot numbers cast during that time.

                                            iii.     Who got how many votes.

                                            iv.     The names and ID’s of all election workers on duty during that time.

                                              v.     The party affiliation of those election workers, on duty during that time.

                                            vi.     The encryption key.

                                           vii.     Every three hours, each SD card is sealed in it’s own numbered box, with the encryption key.

e.     A hard disk of all votes cast, during the time of the election.

                                               i.     How many votes cast.

                                              ii.     The exact ballot numbers cast during that time.

                                            iii.     Who got how many votes.

                                            iv.     The names and ID’s of all election workers on duty during that time.

                                              v.     The party affiliation of those election workers, on duty during that time.

                                            vi.     The seal numbers.

                                           vii.     The encryption keys.

                                          viii.     The HD encryption key.

f.      Election HQ has the private encryption key for each election result medium.

g.     The Card Election HQ (Separate Location)

                                               i.     Can publish their results to the State Election Board as soon as their machines manually tabulate the results.

                                              ii.     The result must stay under seal, unless the election is in dispute.

h.     The SD Election HQ (Separate Location)

                                               i.     Can publish their results to the State Election Board as soon as the polls officially close.

                                              ii.     The Result must stay under seal unless the election is in dispute.

i.       The HD Election HQ (Separate Location)

                                               i.     Can publish their results to the State Election Board as soon as the polls officially close.

                                              ii.     Only the HD result can be electronically encrypted and sent to Election Headquarters for an initial report of the counts.

j.       Each of the three Election HQ’s shall count the vote to their own standards. Each count is auditable by an independent accounting firm, upon request from either candidate.

                                               i.     All three counts from all three HQ’s must match, to certify an election. ONLY a YES/NO can be used to compare the results. Only if in dispute, are the SD and Card results unsealed.

                                              ii.     IF either of the top two candidates disputes a result and any count does not match, an internal audit is done by all three, independently, then compared against the results.

                                            iii.     Failing an internal audit, the external audit is performed with an independent result.

                                            iv.     Failing all three audits, the State Supreme Court can be used to decide the election if enough ballots are in dispute to sway the election. Otherwise, the external audit will be the final audit sent to the Board of Elections.

                                              v.     A disputed election, under a ruling from a judge, will be sent to the State Board of Elections to declare a winner.

7.     Mail in ballots:

a.     Only members of the armed forces and the legally handicapped, can use mail in ballots and they MUST be post marked by the day of the election.

b.     All mail in ballots must be numbered and accounted for. Unaccounted for mail in ballots are null and void, if used in any election other than the election for which they were printed.

c.     No STATE in the Untied States can use remote vote casting in any way shape or form.

d.     No STATE in the United States can accept ballots from special ballot collection boxes unattended by official election staff screened, sworn in, and hired by the State Board of Elections.

e.     Mail-in ballots post marked after 11:59 PM the day of an election are to be destroyed.

f.      Mail-in ballot HQ must have all the ballots counted by 6 PM the day after the election.

                                               i.     The machine count, must match the manual count exactly. IF it does not, it triggers an internal recount, until all the ballots are accounted for.

                                              ii.     All mail in ballots must have their control numbers validated against the master list of ballots sent out.

                                            iii.     No mail-in ballot can be counted if the control number isn’t matched to the ballot issued list.

g.     The election officials who certify the mail-in count are certifying the integrity of the counting process.

8.     ALL ballot counting is video taped and all electronic ballot counting is recorded on an official screen capture, kept for review, and can be accessed by the public, after the official election results are announced.

a.     Counting is time stamped, so that at any given time, the card count, the SD count and the HD count can be looked up as the tabulation is officially entered into the record.


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