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Wisconsin Campaign Reform

A few brief proposals.

Limit campaign spending to one dollar per capita for the political unit of local government being contested. An indexed version could be to limit the per capita spending to one dollar or the current rate for sending three US Postal Service regular size postcards; whichever is higher.

Modernize the redistricting process through the use of an open source computer algorithm rather than relying on the political judgment of the state legislature or courts.

Allow IRV in all state and local races.

Do also look at my prior posting on voter ID. I think that that the current proposal to force voters to go to the DMV for state IDs is equivalent to a poll tax. Any poll tax is a violation of the Twenty-fourth Ammendment to the Unted States Constitution.

Let us see one of the proposing state legislators try and get an ID by taking a bus from 10th and Wright to the DMV office, and think about doing so without taking time off from a low paying job. Time is a critical commodity for working poor single parent families. Any state ID proposal should be done in a way that does not "tax" the voters.

Other pages:

Wisconsin Campaign Finance Reform

American Scientist Online - Machine Politics

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