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Saturday, July 14, 2018

"We were briefed late yesterday, along with Governor Hogan, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that the software vendor who maintains portions of the State Board of Elections voter registration platform was purchased by a Russian investor in 2015, without the knowledge of state officials," Maryland State Senate President Thomas Mike Miller, Jr. and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, said in a joint statement Friday.

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Simple solution: All campaigns will be financed through equally distributed government funding. No more lobbyist money. No more corporate money. No more private voter registration companies. Cut off the money supply from outside sources. Simple

And the retort ...

Financial contribution to political candidates is a form of speech. You'll have to amend the Constitution. Not so simple.

It is a simple solution, made more difficult by the politicians and Citizens United but nevertheless simple in what needs to be done to unravel this mess.

Amend Constitution ...
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Public Campaign Funding ...
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Disclose Campaign $$$ ...
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It's outrageous what's happening to American democracy.

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-07-14 07:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Financial contribution to political candidates is a form of speech. You'll have to amend the Constitution. Not so simple"

I don't recall the Constitution being amended to permit it in the first place.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-14 10:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

""Financial contribution to political candidates is a form of speech. You'll have to amend the Constitution. Not so simple""

That is horse crap. Financial contributions are not now and never have been "free speech." We have a corrupt SC, impeach the conservatives on the court for destroying our democracy. If conservatives can't get on board with that it just indicates that they also want a corrupted system. Where did all the patriotic Americans go anyway. My parents' generation, Democrat or Republican would never have tolerated this corrupted democracy. We can fix it but, unfortunately, our conservative fellow Americans will have to value American democracy over power and I doubt they are capable of doing that.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-14 10:20 AM | Reply

#3 - "Where did all the patriotic Americans go anyway. My parents' generation, Democrat or Republican would never have tolerated this corrupted democracy."

Apparently, the Russians can lay in wait for generations at least until all of the patriotic Americans die of old age.

MAGA

#4 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-07-14 01:07 PM | Reply

One of the bluest of blue states - no inroads could be made there to change it red.

#5 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-07-14 03:18 PM | Reply

Htf is this legal?????

there is no way letting foreigners own any part of the voting machinery was legal during the Cold War.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2018-07-14 08:13 PM | Reply

Diebold, who is a leader in electronic voting systems has much of their hardware made in Brazil where their products were claimed to be 100% secure.

Brazilian-made voting machines that are 10 years old. What could possibly go wrong?

#7 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-07-15 10:22 AM | Reply

Here is what can go wrong.

www.usenix.org

enjoy

#8 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-07-15 10:26 AM | Reply

"Diebold, who is a leader in electronic voting systems has much of their hardware made in Brazil where their products were claimed to be 100% secure."

We wouldn't tolerate ATMs that were as insecure as our voting systems. Tells you all you need to know about America. One side is winning, the system is completely corrupt, we all know it, some here celebrate it.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2018-07-15 02:43 PM | Reply

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