I am in the middle of a project that I think would resonate with at least some of you here. I believe that affecting the two party system’s ability to generate money is the key, for ANYBODY Who considered themselves to be anti-establishment or third party. I could use your help.
As of August 24th, I Started what is currently being called the Votebreaker SuperPAC.
For now that is only in name. I’m not collecting money, I’m not campaigning in the traditional sense. I’m not a large company or anything, I’m just a guy.
But by Election Day 2024, I will be working my ass off to convince between 1.5 and 2.5 million people in Florida, North Carolina, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, 300k each, to vote together, not to endorse a specific candidate that we all love, but to threaten the Democratic and Republican parties(by way of the DNC, RNC, and other relevant groups) with a win from the opposing party, unless they bow to some very specific concessions made by the SuperPAC, namely in the form of Cash, but also in an effort to bring about the end of first past the post voting, gerrymandering, and other political issues, to siphon as much money and power out of big politics as possible.
Here is why it can work.
The 5 states mentioned above are swing states, the average margin of win in all 5 is under 300k votes in each. With these numbers, it is very possible to throw those states collective 80 electoral votes, enough to decide an election mind you, into whichever direction the group so chooses.
We’re not going to win any elections. But with those numbers, we have more than enough power to completely upend the electoral process with just a little bit of coordination between you, and other anti establishment and third party voters (or previously non voters as the case may be) You have a common goal, no matter how much you hate any other particular third party philosophy.
Too much money in politics and too much money in the two party system. You may have ideological differences with other third party members, but in order to progress, your starting point is the same.
The SuperPAC itself is simply a vehicle for collecting and distributing the money in a Transparent way for everyone to see.
The money collected, which will be demanded from candidates, other PACs, and other big money supporters, will be mostly given away or otherwise spent on a neutral as possible, public good project to be decided in the near future.
This plan takes advantage of a few loopholes.
Firstly; buying and selling votes at the individual level is explicitly illegal.
However, directing blocks of voters with suggestions is just electioneering. Plain and simple. (Legally, this is also explicitly not extortion. I have done my homework and every step of this plan is legal.)
Essentially, as the operator of the Votebreaker superPAC, after gathering the appropriate amount of people and attention, I and my team of people who help me operate will publicly declare, across the official social media accounts and as many other sources as I can, that the representatives of the Democratic and Republican parties that we choose have a choice.
Pay X amount of dollars, or the collective vote will go to the other party.
Let’s say the amount is $60 million.
If neither party participates, choose a party at random. They will receive the collective vote at every level of government for every election, so as to force the opposing party to pay.
If one party pays, they get the collective vote.
If both party’s pay, the vote is neutralized.
In order to demonstrate that we are as numerous and powerful and coordinated as we say we are, we can’t simply not vote in that election.
So to demonstrate that we have real voting power, a neutral unaffiliated third party name will be written in, not as a legitimate candidate, but simply to bypass the secret ballot, and publicly acknowledge the groups numbers. We will collectively vote for that name instead.
Individual votes are anonymous. Groups of votes however are publicly tracked and tallied every Election Day.
And that is the gist of the project.
Over the next four years I will be working towards creating public service announcements and the like In order to draw attention to this.
Anyone with applicable skills and suggestions are encouraged to contact me and support with your talent or your vote (and not your money) as you are able. Eventually, this culminates in an app that makes the coordination effort significantly easier.
There are multiple tactical considerations to consider for all sorts of reactions that people may have to this project, but many of those have already been considered, and are waiting to be enacted.
I look forward to hearing from all of you, either in support or in the way of constructive criticism. It all helps. And if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Come join us over at r/votebreaker.
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