Beto O’Rourke


FROM THE CANDIDATE

On judicial independence: “Some basic level of competency should be the first one … I want to make sure we have qualified, principled people who believe in people, in human beings over corporations, in human beings over special interests, [who] trust women to make their own decisions about their own bodies and reflect the diversity of this country.”

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This is about having every voice heard. To achieve that, we’ll:
✅Stop gerrymandering
✅Ban PAC contributions
✅Sign a new Voting Rights Act
✅Make Election Day a federal holiday
✅Enact same day & automatic registration
Prevent members of congress from ever becoming lobbyists

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FROM THE CAMPAIGN

Spearhead a nationwide shift to automatic and same day voter registration.

via Campaign Website

Beto will propose legislation preventing states from striking inactive voters from the rolls without verifying that the voter no longer lives in the state and put in place “fail-safe” procedures for wrongly removed voters.

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Extend early voting to 2 weeks, including weekends, before election day.

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Placing polling stations at “grand, iconic locations,” near public transportation.

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Federal funding would be provided to states to align their systems with cybersecurity standards, invest in paper ballot systems and perform “risk-limiting” audits to confirm election outcomes.

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Prevent U.S. companies with substantial foreign ownership from inappropriately spending money to affect our elections.

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Bring transparency to corporate donations by requiring public companies, large private companies and all government contractors to disclose all political contributions and federal lobbying efforts.

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FROM THE COVERAGE

O’Rourke told The Post that he supports eliminating the electoral college, and in the meantime, improving it by having states award electors proportionally. “That would force whoever the Democratic and Republican nominees are to campaign everywhere, not writing anyone off or taking anyone for granted.”

via The Washington Post

O’Rourke’s voting rights plan included a commitment to “call on Congress to establish a National Voting Day holiday,” expanded vote-by-mail and early voting and polling stations placed at “grand, iconic locations.”

via The Washington Post

“O’Rourke supports D.C. statehood, he told The Post. He co-sponsored the Washington, D.C. Admission Act in 2017.”

via The Washington Post

“O’Rourke supports restoring voting rights for formerly incarcerated individuals, he told The Post.

via The Washington Post

“O’Rourke’s voting rights plan calls for a constitutional amendment that would include “18-year terms for the Supreme Court, after which the justices would be permitted to serve on the federal courts of appeals.

via The Washington Post

End unjust purging of voter rolls.

via Equal Citizens

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