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Would you support mandatory polygraph examinations for all members of congress?

Every public official should be given regular polygraph examinations to determine if they're lying, taking bribes or owned by the corrupt rich.

Submitted by: HonestJoe from TX
April 19, 2016, 6:53 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Will you abolish the ability of any Congressperson to shut down our government?

Never again allow any Congressperson(s) to shut down any part or all of our government to prove a point, bullying, or demonstrate a bias, without personal penalty e.g., lost wages/day. Your opinions?

Submitted by: Trisha B from CA
April 21, 2016, 10:42 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What will you do to improve our electoral system?

Lawrence Lessig's "Citizen Equality Act of 2017" laid out several specific issues that need to be addressed.

Submitted by: Dennis C from FL
April 18, 2016, 5:41 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Will reduction of big money influence/corruption be among your top priorities?

Are you willing to promise voters that you will make it a top priority to work to reduce influence from powerful, wealthy special interests as much as possible? More transparency, less corruption.

Submitted by: Gale Rogers Jr. from NY
April 23, 2016, 12:33 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Will you endorse Tim Canova's campaign against Debbie WS?

Timothy Canova is a law professor and banking and finance expert. He is also currently challenging Debbie WS for her seat in Congress and the DNC chair.

Submitted by: Miya from NJ
April 24, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

How would you work with fellow senators in keeping government functioning?

The country does not want a Republican-run senate, or a Democratic-run senate, they want a working senate. How would you reach across the aisle and assure this goal is accomplished?

Submitted by: William C. from NC
April 19, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Would you support online voting?

Physical voting is more vulnerable to fraudulent counting/reporting than a correctly implemented online voting system. The entire stock market and finance industry uses the internet. It's secure!

Submitted by: MG from NJ
April 19, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What is your position on Citizens United and how are you funding your campaign?

If you are relying on Corp or Special Interests please justify the relationship and how you will ensure you will not be influenced. Did you try to get grassroots funding? Why/not?

Submitted by: Sedef from CA
April 21, 2016, 11:19 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Is right for Senators to be paid a salary for the rest of their life.

If a normal citizens job ends they do not continue to be paid for life, why should Senators and Congress leaders? Cutting this off would help with the deficit!!!

Submitted by: Mr. J from FL
April 24, 2016, 7:25 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Sincerely, how can money corrupt republicans, but democrats?

Years study show America is no longer a democracy. Why isn't congress listening to the American people (over 70% support a raise in the minimum wage) but corporations still get tax cuts?

Submitted by: Ricardo M. from CA
April 19, 2016, 6:49 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

is Bernie's political revolution going to end after the 2016 elections ?

the political revolution has relied a lot on the elections as a deadline...when normally revolutions have no time limits.what is the future of this revolution regardless to the elections ?

Submitted by: Nader from FL
April 21, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

How would you stop government officials from using inaccurate information?

Oftentimes, members of the Senate and House of Representatives use inaccurate information to justify their claims, particularly in regards to climate change. This opposes logical analysis of issues.

Submitted by: IdesOfMarch from CT
April 19, 2016, 8:14 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

How will you work to get a more fair voting system?

Will you work to implement a voting system that is more representative of the positions of the American people?

Submitted by: TriceraTiger from OH
April 24, 2016, 5:04 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Will you both release your tax returns in the interest of open government?

Presidential and Senate candidate regularly release their tax returns, often going back ten or more years. Will you both promise to do the same?

Submitted by: Sarah Rodriguez from FL
April 19, 2016, 7:40 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What steps would you take to create a national day for voting

across the country votes are being suppressed

Submitted by: christoff from GA
April 21, 2016, 5:44 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Would you support a national ban on electronic voting machines and tabulators?

These machines have repeatedly been shown to be easily hacked and completely unaccountable.

Submitted by: Bill R. from TX
April 24, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

How do you feel about former politicians becoming lobbyists or vice versa?

Conflicts of interest seem to be commonplace in politics which is another way "Big Money" can affect politics.

Submitted by: cleaner from HI
April 22, 2016, 2:24 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Like NASCAR driver uniforms, would you advertise your largest donors?

In the spirit of full transparency, and to the rampant issue of campaign donor bribery, we little voters need to know who you are really representing, since it surely is not us.

Submitted by: Reese Harris from CA
April 19, 2016, 8:39 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Is the United States government currently a democracy, and why?

Currently, big business controls campaign financing for politicians. Is the government supposed to work for the people or for big business?

Submitted by: Peter R. from NY
April 21, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Would you support accountability in lawmaking via a revision control system?

Revision control systems are used to track changes to text, some use crypto to prevent tampering. Bills tracked in such a system would allow the public to see what changes were made, when, & by whom.
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Submitted by: nowyouwantalogin from FL
April 19, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

A broken/rigged/bought election process coupled with poorly/uninformed voters...

Most informed/somewhat informed Americans believe this. What do you think? What can be done about it? Almost all of the media sources easily available are corporate/right wing owned.

Submitted by: Fred K. from OR
April 19, 2016, 7:48 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Do you support automatic voter registration and hand counted paper ballots ?

Given all of the problems that have occurred with the Presidential primaries with voting and registration, would you support automatic voter registration at birth and eliminating electronic voting

Submitted by: Bruce F. from MI
April 22, 2016, 4:11 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Should government officials who refuse to work receive pay for days not worked?

American workers who refuse to work are not paid & usually fired. We shouldn't be paying wages to our government officials who refuse to work, costing the taxpayers millions. What is your stance?

Submitted by: Fed up Florida from FL
April 22, 2016, 2:40 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

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