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Article 2 Proposals  

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  1. 1. Which changes should be made to our Constitution?

    • award electoral college votes proportionally (with a minimum threshold of 10% in order to win any EVs) Note: if this proposal and proposal 13 both secure a majority, only the proposal with more votes will be approved
    • hold presidential elections every six years and prohibit the President from running for reelection (though allow for non-consecutive terms) Note: if this proposal and proposal 14 both secure a majority, only the proposal with more votes will be approved
    •  abolish the office of Vice President
    • establish a new line of succession where the President is followed by the Vice President (if said office is not abolished) and then the members of the cabinet (in the order their positions were created)
    • The president must fill all open vacancies in all areas in which he or she can make an appointment. The president has 90 days to make a nomination, and Congress has 90 days to hear and confirm/deny or the position is automatically confirmed.
    • Presidential recall: In order to initiate a recall election, a petition (or petitions) must be signed by an amount of people greater than 50% of that state's voters in the previous Presidential election. If this criterion is met, a recall election will be held with the winner serving the balance of the term..
    • Trigger a special election whenever a non-nationwide-elected official (e.g. Speaker of the House or Secretary of State) ascends to the Presidency (unless it is within one year of a scheduled election)
    • remove the words "natural born citizen" from Section 1 Clause 5
    • a parliamentary system amendment (similar to the Westminister system, but only with the parts relevant for addition to the article)
    • ranked-choice voting for Presidential elections
    • for treaties, 2/3rd's of the Senate must APPROVE not 2/3rds must DISAPPROVE
    • eliminate the word "misdemeanors" from Section 4
    • abolish the Electoral College entirely and have a popular vote with a second round if no majority is gained in the first round, like in France Note: if this proposal and proposal 1 both secure a majority, only the proposal with more votes will be approved
    • Shorten the President's term to 2 years, but allow for the President to run for 3 consecutive terms Note: if this proposal and proposal 2 both secure a majority, only the proposal with more votes will be approved
    • Allow the President to call early elections
    • None of the above

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  • Poll closed on 07/16/2018 at 04:43 AM

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Sorting out winners and tied ones (as of publication):

Winners (9 votes):

  • 2/3rds of the Senate must approve for a treaty to be approved (note unicameral change from the previous article)
  • Abolish the electoral college with a top-two runoff.

Tied (8 votes):

  • The president must fill all vacancies, the Congress has 90 days to deny.
  • Remove "natural born citizen" from the qualifications for the presidency.
  • Instant runoff voting.
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12 minutes ago, Thunder said:

Sorting out winners and tied ones:

Winners (9 votes):

  • 2/3rds of the Senate must approve for a treaty to be approved (note unicameral change from the previous article)
  • Abolish the electoral college with a top-two runoff.

Tied (8 votes):

  • The president must fill all vacancies, the Congress has 90 days to deny.
  • Remove "natural born citizen" from the qualifications for the presidency.
  • Instant runoff voting.

I still don't recognize these results and demand a new round of debate, proposal, and voting, for the reasons I stated above.

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