Give US Citizens in the US Territories the right to vote for the President of the United States
- United State Congress, The President of the United States
- United States of America
The office of the President of the United States is the most powerful position on Earth, and the world and the American People in general, think that the position comes from an election by the people (citizens) of the United States, but in the 2000 election the world saw how the President of the United States could be elect by a minority vote of the people. But what the people don't know is that there are more than 4,000,000 United States Citizens who are disenfranchised, not because of treason or because they are felons or ex-felons but because they live in the Territories of the United States (USVI, Guam, The Northem Marianas and Puerto Rico).
It's really ironic that today many of those citizens are at war or have relatives in Irak fighting for their (the irakis) democracy and dont have even the right to elect their commander in chief as any other American Citizen.
This petition dont ask for a change from an electoral votes system to a direct vote system, this petition ask only for a fair inclusion of the Territories and the United States Citizens who live in those territories in to the present system.
If naturalized citizens or even US Citizens who live outside of the United States can vote for their Head Of State, why US Citizens who live in the territories that are after all under the US Flag can't vote for their Head of State?
We, Citizens of the United States of America support a Constitutional Amendment to include the Territories of the United States of America in the Election Process of the President of the United States.
The Give US Citizens in the US Territories the right to vote for the President of the United States petition to United State Congress, The President of the United States was written by Javier Del Valle Avila and is in the category Government at GoPetition.