David Cobb on Government Reform

Green Party nominee for President

Voters Bill of Rights: clean elections, ballot access, more

    The Cobb '04 campaign supports the Voters' Bill of Rights:
  1. Strict Enforcement and Extension of the Voting Rights Act.
  2. Abolition of the Electoral College and its replacement with a majority rule election.
  3. Clean Money Elections. A ban on "soft-money" contributions is needed immediately.
  4. Instant Runoff Voting. Allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference (1st, 2nd, 3rd choice)
  5. Proportional Representation instead of "Winner-take-all."
  6. Voting Rights for Former Prisoners.
  7. Make Voting Easier and More Reliable. Citizens should be able to register to vote up to and on voting day itself. Voting could be conducted by mail, or voting day could be a national holiday, or on the weekend.
  8. Easier Access to the Ballot, the Media and Debates for Candidates. In our two-party system, third or fourth parties face a host of institutional barriers
  9. Create Independent and Non-Partisan Election Administration Bodies.
  10. Statehood for the District of Columbia.
Source: Campaign website, VoteCobb.org, "Issues" Jul 2, 2004

Proponent of Instant Runoff Voting

Greens are proponents of Instant Runoff Voting, which would conclusively eliminate the "spoiler" issue. Democrats who feel threatened by us would do well to take up the banner of IRV, because Greens are not going away, and we will not be convinced by "Not this year" arguments.
Source: Campaign website, VoteCobb.org, "FAQ" Jul 2, 2004

No corporate campaign donations

Q: Cobb will not accept corporate contributions. What does that mean?

A: The growth and pervasiveness of corporate power is the defining issue of our time. It underlies environmental destruction, the erosion of democracy, and our wars in Iraq. Nearly all federal elected officials owe allegiance to corporations, because corporations financed their campaigns. David's only loyalty will be to the people, which means he will be free to treat unfettered corporate power as the cancer that it is.

Source: Campaign website, VoteCobb.org, "FAQ" Jul 2, 2004

Other candidates on Government Reform: David Cobb on other issues:
George W. Bush
Dick Cheney
John Edwards
John Kerry

Third Party Candidates:
Michael Baradnik
Peter Camejo
David Cobb
Ralph Nader
Michael Peroutka

Democratic Primaries:
Carol Moseley Braun
Wesley Clark
Howard Dean
Dick Gephardt
Bob Graham
Dennis Kucinich
Joe Lieberman
Al Sharpton
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Social Security
Tax Reform
Adv: Avi Green for State Rep Middlesex 26, Somerville & Cambridge Massachusetts