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Would you support term limits for members of Congress and the Supreme Court?

Many people feel that too much power has been accrued among members of Congress, who no longer represent the needs of their constituents.

Submitted by: John S. from MD
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Would you act to repeal citizens united?

Take the insane amount of money out of the election process.

Submitted by: Ken B. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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What will you do to ensure greater transparency and accountability in government

Too many Americans feel that government is not accountable to the people and we are forced to live within a rigged system. How can you change this?

Submitted by: Mark D. from NJ
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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What measures would you propose to reduce or blunt gerrymandering?

Gerrymandering is the practice of redrawing the lines of a political district, giving one party a decided advantage over the other. It has the effect of creating a hyper-partisan legislative body.

Submitted by: Bob P. from PA
Sept. 27, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Will You Support a Voter ID System that Insures that Only US Citizens Can Vote?

In this country, we need to show IDs to drive, make any financial transaction, get medical care, even attend your party conventions. Why is it controversial, or racist, to require IDs to vote?

Submitted by: Robert M. from MA
Sept. 27, 2016, 1:05 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Should a candidate's paid speech transcripts be a part of public record?

Removing the influence of Wall Street from the oval office should go hand in hand with honesty and transparency.

Submitted by: J R. from TX
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:24 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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How would you stop special interest money from corrupting our democracy?

Special interests and lobbyists buy politicians and write our laws. Corruption is a top issue for voters, but the candidates haven't been asked about it.

Submitted by: Represent U. from CA
Oct. 5, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Do you support using traceable paper ballots and voter ID to reduce fraud?

It seems that it would be fairly simple to hack into our vote counting system. At least with paper ballots, there is the ability to verify after the fact. And why not require a photo ID to vote.

Submitted by: Bill F. from WA
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Globalism, why do you support it or oppose it and why?

Globalism is for elimination of borders and sovereignty supposedly for cooperation for trade and eliminating wars, but Islam supports solely sharia law, seeking to make it the global standard.

Submitted by: Scott L. from TX
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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If elected how will you rid Washington of special interest lobby groups?

Only during election years does it seem that Washington politicians care about the public concerns in general. Otherwise, they just cater to lobbyists and special groups rather than constituents

Submitted by: Craig B. from NE
Sept. 27, 2016, 9:24 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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What will you do to remove money from politics?

ALL issues could be better addressed if money did not have such influence. Will you pass an Amendment reversing Citizens United, then limit campaign contributions, outlaw PACs, and ban paid lobbying?

Submitted by: Dr.K H. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 7:48 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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How can we change the law so that executives are prosecuted for financial crime?

We have so many examples of CEOs being complicit in financial crimes, personally making tens and hundreds of millions of dollars from them, and not even being charged.

Submitted by: Amanda A. from WI
Sept. 27, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Would you support publicly funded elections?

It's no secret that elected officials spend huge amounts of time and energy fundraising. Those giving large campaign contributions have access and often get legislation passed that benefits them.

Submitted by: William R. from NY
Sept. 27, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Why should we trust you as President?

Please explain your character and why the American people should trust you as President.

Submitted by: Chris R. from VA
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:25 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Would you support tagging all Congressional pensions to the minimum wage?

We are told we can live on a minimum wage; so our retired leaders should be able to live on the same wage.

Submitted by: Robert R. from HI
Sept. 29, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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How will each of you address the Citizens United decision and Super-PACs?

The past two election cycles have seen ridiculous amounts of money spent by super-PACs and elites pouring money into the process. How will you ensure that normal Americans regain influence?

Submitted by: Alex D. from PA
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:08 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Every Bill Must Be Stand-Alone

Will you support having every bill put forth to be a stand-alone bill with absolutely no other issues attached.

Submitted by: Frances P. from FL
Sept. 27, 2016, 7:46 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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How will you shrink the Government and return Freedom to the individual citizen?

The growth of federal power has encroached on the freedoms of its citizens and needs to stop. How will you return freedom back to the individual?

Submitted by: josh k. from OH
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Would you consider repealing the Electoral College?

Would you consider repealing the Electoral College, and instead allowing for Presidential Elections where each American's vote is given the same amount of weight, no matter the state they live in?

Submitted by: Annette N. from MO
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Provide 3 specific ways you will decrease the size and corruption of government.

The government is far too big and is overrun with waste, fraud, and abuse. We need a President who is committed to shrinking the government and giving power back to the people.

Submitted by: Adrianne K. from OH
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Term limits for Congress and the elimination of life long pension / medical

There needs to be limits to elected officials as not to become life long politicians and they and gov't employee's should participate in Social Security & Medicare like the rest of Americans.

Submitted by: Doug K. from FL
Sept. 27, 2016, 5:17 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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Will you place any businesses or non-profits you own in a blind trust?

A President who owns businesses (even if controlled by his or her family) may be influenced on polices with respect to foreign countries which their businesses interact with.

Submitted by: Christopher B. from TN
Sept. 29, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
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What are your thoughts on establishing term limits for congress?

The political class needs to go. We need term limits for congress

Submitted by: Greg D. from MI
Oct. 7, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

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