American Politics is No Longer a Spectator Sport: The ElectionProject.org is Online

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A new website allows voters the chance to vote like never before: with the order of their preference. Voters can choose candidates based not on strategy or media attention, but their true wishes. TheElectionProject.org is the future of voting.

The Election Project allows people to nominate whoever they want, whenever they want, and receive public funding for a real presidential campaign. This innovative new site will provide a real-time pulse of American public in the 2008 presidential primary. No longer will the voting population be forced to sit at home and watch their presidential contenders be chosen by others.

American voters, tired of having the primary election settled for them by only a few states, now have the opportunity to directly nominate political candidates for president online. Today a new interactive Web site enables American people alienated by the current presidential primary system to bypass the traditional system of party politics and make their views known to the world. TheElectionProject.org energizes political involvement through Wikipedia-type information and blogging, political fund-raising and most uniquely, online nomination and voting.

Spokesperson Travis Murphy said, "The Election Project allows people to nominate whoever they want, whenever they want, and receive public funding for a real presidential campaign. This innovative new site will provide a real-time pulse of American public in the 2008 presidential primary. No longer will the voting population be forced to sit at home and watch their presidential contenders be chosen by others."

TheElectionProject.org allows anyone to nominate their candidate for president, be it the leading Democratic nominee or their staunch Republican uncle. To accommodate the candidates, TheElectionProject.org includes two levels of candidates: The first, basic level includes "Candidates in Waiting," comprised of people from across America who friends and family have cybernominated for president as an honor or to send a message. The second group are "Candidates in the Ring," including cybernominated candidates who have received at least 100 votes on the site or who have publicly announced they are running for the nomination of a major political party.

Murphy said, "Unlike other partisan fundraising Web sites, TheElectionProject.org does not enter the political scene with a predisposed political agenda or candidates. Our purpose is to encourage involvement and interest and to register where the American people stand on each candidate."

A truly unique attribute of TheElectionProject.org is that the candidate who earns the public's support receives financial backing. TheElectionProject.org requires voters to contribute a dollar a vote in supporting their candidate of choice. The funds raised by this registered non-profit organization will be used for late election advertising in support of the candidate who wins the online vote.

In addition, there are no party primaries nor state barriers in TheElectionProject.org Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and others are paired head-to-head.

TheElectionProject.org President, Chapman Rackaway said removing state barriers is an important step. "Today, a relatively small number of voters in just a few states will determine who the candidates for president will be through front-loaded primaries. The rest of the country is largely ignored. TheElectionProject.org seeks to shatter this tunnel vision. For example, voting and fund raising on the Web site may show that nationally a candidate is a strong favorite, countering the momentum that another candidate might have in winning the Iowa Caucuses or the New Hampshire primary."

"Money is the mother's milk of politics" as goes the old saying. TheElectionProject spokesman Murphy said, "In many ways this may be much more 'pure milk' than that currently in the political process. Between blogging and public candidate vetting as well as direct and quick continual voting, the candidate selected by TheElectionProject.org will have been examined under the intense scrutiny of the American people. Only if a candidate survives this process and earns the public's respect and vote, will he or she receive the financial support of TheElectionProject.org."

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