Michael Bennet


FROM THE CANDIDATE

“I am for getting rid of the electoral college. I think that we ought to have direct election of our presidents; and I think the electoral college is antiquated, belongs to two centuries ago and it’d be good to fix it. Whether we ever are able to fix it is another question, obviously a journey like that takes a long time.”

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“This campaign is about you and should be funded by you. That’s why I don’t take corporate PAC money, and why I’m fighting to end the corruption in Washington.

Let’s overturn Citizens United, end partisan gerrymandering, and ban members of Congress from ever becoming lobbyists.”

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FROM THE CAMPAIGN

Bold reforms to promote voting, including automatic voter registration, same-day voter registration, and expanded early voting.

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Protections against partisan gerrymandering, voter suppression, and foreign interference in our elections.

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Establish online voter registration.

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Pre-register 16- and 17-year olds to vote.

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Make Election Day a national holiday.

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Make the District of Columbia a state.

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Restore core provisions of the Voting Rights Act gutted by the Supreme Court in Shelby v. Holder.

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Prohibit politically motivated purging of inactive voters from the rolls, while establishing robust procedures to verify their status and restore their registration in the case of wrongful removal.

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Significantly increase penalties for intentional voter suppression.

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Require the use of paper ballots for federal elections and risk-limiting audits for all federal races.

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Provide resources to state and local governments to adopt these reforms and transition to more inclusive and secure elections. 

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Protect the integrity of the U.S. Census by removing any question about citizenship status.

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Require the president, vice president, and candidates for both offices to release ten years of tax returns and disclose and divest any potential financial conflicts of interest.

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Create a voluntary small-donor matching system for federal elections to offset wealthy donors, paid for with a small surcharge on penalties for corporate and white-collar crime.

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Reform the Federal Election Commission, so it can vigorously enforce campaign finance violations.  By moving to five commissioners, we can break the current 3-3 deadlock.

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Require Super PACs and outside groups to promptly disclose large donations.

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Require shareholders to approve of any political expenditures by a public corporation and disclose political spending and lobbyist expenditures to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Ensure that foreign-owned or controlled corporations cannot spend money in our elections.

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Bolster resources and enforcement at the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.

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Stop members of Congress from taking money from lobbyists while they are in legislative session.

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Ban senior Congressional staff and cabinet officials from working as lobbyists in the particular areas they worked on for six years.

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Close loopholes that allow individuals to operate as lobbyists without registering as one.

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Provide dedicated, recurring grants to modernize election systems and keep pace with new threats, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable and under-funded electoral precincts.

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Require risk-limiting audits for federal elections, with federal resources to help offset costs.

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Prohibit political spending by U.S. corporations that are owned or controlled in significant part by foreign interests.

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