Perry Johnson on Government Reform



Opposes proposal to raise voting age to 25

Johnson released a statement criticizing Vivek Ramaswamy after he publicized his intent to raise the voting age from 18 to 25 years of age. Johnson said, "If you want to find an immediate way to alienate young voters, tell them they can't vote and tell 18- to 24-year-olds they are not adult citizens. Our focus needs to be on making sure we stop the indoctrination of our children with radical left-wing ideologies, not amending the Constitution to call more people children."
Source: 2024 Presidential campaign press release: "Voting Age" , May 13, 2023

Voter ID will be mandatory; won't suppress votes

Asked if the 2020 election was "stolen" from President Donald Trump, he did not say."The very mere fact that we have to talk about this means that we have issues we have to resolve. ... Voter ID will be mandatory. It means that we're going to make it so everybody can have a voter ID. I'm not going to do anything to suppress votes," Johnson said.
Source: Associated Press on 2024 Presidential hopefuls , May 4, 2023

Disqualifying me from ballot disenfranchises millions

Perry , a Republican gubernatorial hopeful who was disqualified from appearing on the ballot for the August primary, filed a federal lawsuit in a last-ditch attempt to stop ballots from being printed without his name.

Johnson was one of five Republican gubernatorial contenders who were disqualified from appearing on the ballot after state election officials found issues with petition signatures submitted by their respective campaigns. In the complaint, Johnson's campaign argues that Michigan voters would be disenfranchised if he was not placed on the ballot, writing, "it is in the public's interest to ensure that the fraudulent actions of a few do not cause the disenfranchisement of millions of Michigan voters who support and want to vote for Johnson as their Governor."

Johnson's campaign turned in over 23,000 signatures, but Bureau of Elections staff found around 9,400 of the signatures to be invalid, leaving Johnson short of the 15,000 required to get on the ballot.

Source: Detroit Free Press on 2022 Michigan Gubernatorial race , Jun 6, 2022

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2024 Republican Presidential Candidates:
Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND)
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL)
Larry Elder (R-CA;withdrew)
Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)
Rep. Will Hurd (R-FL;withdrew)
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR)
Perry Johnson (R-IL)
Mayor Steve Laffey (R-RI)
Former V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN;withdrew)
Vivek Ramaswamy (R-OH)
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
Secy. Corey Stapleton (R-MT)
Mayor Francis Suarez (R-FL;withdrew)
Former Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)

2024 Democratic and 3rd-party primary candidates:
Pres. Joe Biden (D-DE)
V.P.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (I-NY)
Joe "Exotic" Maldonado (Libertarian)
Rep.Dean Phillips (D-MN)
Cornel West (Green Party)
Kanye West (Birthday Party)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
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