Bill Jones, the California State Secretary ordered Los
Angles based VoteSwap2000 to shut down or face massive
legal action. Not having a huge corporate legal department
and fearful of the wrath of the State, the owners of
VoteSwap2000 have complied with the order.
VoteSwap2000 allowed Nader votes in swing states to swap their votes with Gore
voters in safe states. This according to Bill Jones, violates the California
State Election code.
Quite frankly, this reporter is appalled that the electorate is not allowed to
do what is done every single day in Sacramento. Horse trading for votes goes on
continually at the state capital, but that's ok because our elective official
are the elite. These officials "sell" their votes on legislators worth
billions of dollars. And don't forgot all the corporate "lobbying" that goes
on, where millions of dollars are given for "access" to legislators. Like that
isn't BUYING votes.
However, if an ordinary citizen attempts to trade their vote, with no monetary
gain what so ever, they face jail time. The hypocrisy of this situation is
staggering, but seemingly becoming the norm in this age of multinational
control of all things public and private.
Ignoring the galling infringement on the 1st Amendment this law has, it seems
to me that ALL of our elective officials have been in violation of this statue
numerous times and I call on the Secretary of State round them ALL up and throw
them ALL in JAIL.
Fortunately, VoteSwap2000 is not the only place to trade your Nader vote for a
Gore vote... should you want to.
I'm still voting for Nader cause Gore owned by the multinationals just as much
as Bush is. But for those of you that see Gore as a slightly better
alternative then Bush, you can still trade your votes at votexchange2000 and winwincampaign