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Election Law Bills in Congress Keep Gaining Co-Sponsors

Published on June 30, 2009, by in General.

Almost all of the interesting election law bills in the U.S. House have continued to add co-sponsors during June. In order of how many co-sponsors each bill has, here is a list:
1. Popular vote on Puerto Rico status: 151 (HR 2499)
2. Paper Trail for Vote-Counting Machines: 80 (HR 2894)
3. Public Funding for Congressional Candidates: 56 (HR 1826)
4. Express mail to be used for mailing overseas absentee ballots: 38 (HR2393)
5. Anti-Gerrymandering: 12 (HR 3025)
6. Requiring Presidential Candidates to Submit a Birth Certificate: 6 (HR 1503).

The only interesting bill that has no co-sponsors is HR 665, to provide that D.C. voters should be treated as Maryland voters, for purposes of congressional elections. Representative Dana Rohrbacher (R-California) introduced it in February.

6 Responses

  1. HR 2499 for popular vote on Puerto Rico and HR 1207 to audit the federal reserve each have over 150 co-sponsors. However, Congress focuses on Obama’s agenda of bailouts, trillion dollar spending, carbon cap & trade, excessive regulation, and soon health care instead. Many of these bills are opposed by a majority of Americans, while most Americans would like to see HR 2499 and HR 1207 passed. It makes no difference; the fascist agenda is priority number one. Sickening.

  2. Jerry Baker

    What is your evidence as to how most Americans feel on HR2499? I doubt 20% of Americans even know that Puerto Rico is part of the US.

  3. The Boston Tea Party National Committee has passed a resolution in support of HR 2499 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/btpnc/surveys?id=2874769
    and the Program of the Party supports an Audit of the Federal Reserve http://bostontea.us/program.
    These bills are not simply “bi-partisan”; they are MULTI-PARTISAN!

  4. Jim Riley

    Puerto Rico is not part of the United States. It is a territory of the United States.

  5. Richard

    A question for Jim Riley…is the District of Columbia part of the United States?

  6. Jim Riley

    It is really more a subordinate part of each of the United States.

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