Ground-Breaking Voting Rights Lawsuit Challenges Judicial Orthodoxy

Do We Have the Right to Vote for President?

PORTLAND, OREGON – 20 Feb, 2017 – The Supreme Court Says “No!”  In Bush v Gore (2000) the Supreme Court said  when the State Legislature vests the right to vote for President in its people, the State can take it back at any time.

A lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, Oregon, asserts in a new, straight-forward interpretation of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that Section 2 of the amendment grants the right to vote for President to all qualified citizens of the United States.   In 1875 the Supreme Court ruled that Section 2 only exists to allow states to deny the right to vote to their “colored populations,” a ruling the court has never contradicted. 

The 13th, 14th and 15th amendments enacted after the Civil War and the end of American slavery provided that African Americans are entitled to full civil rights, including the right to vote. The lawsuit asks the court to complete the work of those amendments by ensuring that all qualified citizens have the right to vote for president. 

A Favorable Ruling Defeats the “Winner-Takes-All” Electoral Votes Practice  in Presidential Election Years:   Once the court completes its work of ensuring the rights granted in the 14th Amendment, the people will vote directly for each Elector in their state.  Henceforth, no state will be allowed to defeat the will of the popular vote by assigning all Electors for President to the candidate who wins the most votes in that state.  Electors will be proportionally assigned in accordance with the vote and wisdom of the people.   

For More Information:

• U.S. Federal District Court; Portland, Oregon; Case No. 3:16-CV-02290-HZ

• Official Document with Legal Argument:  Plaintiff’s Legal Argument

• Introductory Essay Explaining this Unprecedented Interpretation of the 14th Amendment:  An Innovative Approach to the Electoral College

• Gofundme Account set up to help defray legal costs:

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