Press Release: 09/16/2018

Petition Against the Electoral College Submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court

 

New York City [09/16/2018]: Following the dismissal decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Court on 07/10/2018, we have submitted the Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court.

America is the only developed democracy where the will of the majority of voters has been suppressed in two of five presidential elections since 2000. Think about what a fundamentally different course our country could have taken after 2000 and 2016 had the will of the majority voters prevailed as it should have in a true democracy. In fact, such miscarriage of democracy took place in three other elections, namely 1824, 1876 and 1888. The root cause for such outrageous travesty of democracy? The Electoral College.

Under the Electoral College and based on the 2016 Census Data,

Therefore, in terms of each electoral vote allocated,

The 1787 Constitution counted slaves as only 60% of a person in allocating electoral votes. Therefore, 98% of Americans today in 2018 are counted in a manner even worse than a slave 231 years ago by the same measure. 

On the one hand, residents of all 50 states are subject to the same federal laws and taxes. On the other hand, residents’ voting rights in more populous states have been significantly debased and diluted relative to those in less populous states. According to the latest available data on federal taxation and spending, in Fiscal 2014 on a per capita basis:

Presidential elections are supposed to be national elections, but thanks to the Electoral College and the Winner-Takes-All system, have been reduced to a contest in only a dozen of battleground states. Fairvote.com reported 91.5% of campaign activities occurred in just 11 swing states which accounted for only 25.6% of national population. This means the residents in the other 39 states and DC (74.4% of national population) were basically relegated to bystanders, whose voices were unheard, and concerns ignored. It is worth noting that none of the nine least populous states was among the 11 swing states, hence debunking another myth that the Electoral College enables the less populous states to have a voice in presidential elections.

America was founded on these core principles:

For these fundamental ideals to hold true, (1) the human dignity of each person must be equally respected, and nothing manifests human dignity more than a free person’s sacred vote; and (2) the legitimacy of presidency must come from the will of majority voters whose votes are counted equally regardless of state residence.

For every American a ballot represents one’s humanity dignity (life), consent (speech), freedom to choose (liberty), and citizenship privilege (intangible property). By demeaning and diluting the majority of Americans’ vote, the Electoral College has violated multiple constitutional provisions: the Comity clause, the 1st, the 5th and 14th amendments. Without “Every Vote Equally Counted”, “One Person One Vote” is meaningless, presidential elections rigged, our democracy undermined, our constitution violated, and our founding principles betrayed.

No single American should be counted less than a person. No single vote should be counted less than another vote. This is not a partisan issue.

We, regardless of state residence, are citizens of United States of America, NOT animals of the fable Animal Farm by George Orwell where some animals are “More Equal” than the others.

Spread the word, and come join us to fight for equal voting right, our democracy and the founding ideal of our country! 

 

Dear Friends, as independent ordinary citizens, we have not solicited any contribution in any form from anyone, and will continue so as long as we are able to finance our mission by ourselves.

A Brief Overview

The Equal Vote America Lawsuit


The History of Electoral College

The Cases Against Electoral College


Flawed Arguments for Electoral College

The Long Hard-fought Journey