Federal Fair Campaign Financing Reform Bill
A bill to restructure federal campaign financing law that will return the United States to the original intent of one citizen – one vote upon which The Constitution of The United States of America was adopted. The purpose and intent of this title are to ensure that all federal elections for the offices of President, Vice President and the Congress of the United States of America are financially and ethically fair and subject to the will of the citizens of these United States.
For the purposes of this bill the following definitions apply:
Citizen – defined as an individual, a body of one who is legally registered to vote in the state, territory, district and precinct of that citizen’s primary place of residence.
Candidate – Defined as any individual running for an elected office at the Federal Level and whose candidacy has been validated and certified by the FEC. These are specifically defined as the following offices: Candidates for President of the United States, Vice-President of the United States, United States Congressperson or United States Senator.
Primary Place of Residence – defined as where the citizen states his legal residence is located. Citizens may only have one primary place of residence for the purposes of this bill.
Donation – for the purpose of this bill, a donation is any form or type of legal tender or “in kind” gift given to a candidate or for a candidate’s campaign committee or designated surrogates.
“In Kind” gift – is defined as a gift given to a Candidate that is in the form of free services or goods of any kind.
Candidate’s Official Financial Website – all candidates for elected federal offices must establish and maintain an official URL which must be filed with and monitored by the FEC. The website must list the amount of the donation, type of donation, name and address of the donor, along with their State and County of voter registration. Donations and gifts must be entered onto the candidate’s website within 72 hours of receipt by the candidate or the candidate’s campaign committee. URLs must be active during the campaign and must remain active for up to five years after the election for which it was established.
Candidates for the House of Representatives:
Candidates for the House of Representatives may only solicit, receive or take donations or “in kind” gifts from citizens whose legal residence is within the district they are running to represent. Under no circumstances can non-citizens, groups, corporations, unions, political action committees or associations of any type make donations or give funds or gifts to a candidate’s campaign. Citizens may give candidates as large of a donation or gift as they desire. Donations and gifts are not deductible for tax purposes. All donations and gifts must appear on a Candidate’s Official Financial Website within 72 hours of receipt by the candidate or the candidate’s campaign committee. All donations and gifts are subject to review by the FEC as per existing state and federal law.
Candidates for the United States Senate:
Candidates for the United States Senate are subject to the same laws and regulations put forth for Candidates for the House of Representatives for the state where they are seeking election.
Candidates for the office of President and Vice-President of The United States of America:
Candidates are subject to the same laws and regulations put forth for Candidates for the House of Representatives with the exception that they may accept a donation or “in kind” gift from any Citizen of the United States, who is legally registered to vote in any precinct of the United States. Under no circumstances, may candidates for President or Vice President accept any donation or “in-kind” gifts from any entity that is not a Citizen of the United States of America.
Violations and Remedies:
If the candidate or anyone officially designated by the candidate and associated with their election campaign committee, including but not limited to their campaign staff, is found to be in violation of this law, the candidate will be immediately removed from office and a special election held if the violator had been elected. Violators, whether elected or not elected, will be barred from seeking any federal office, elected or appointed, for a period of two years after being found guilty of violating this statute. In addition, violators will also be required to perform 250 hours of Community Service per violation. Violators of this law, including the candidate or any member of their campaign staff may be subject to criminal or civil prosecution that may arise out of their violation of this law in addition to being barred from holding a federal office.