The American Anti-Corruption Act

The AACAWhat Is It?

The American Anti-Corruption Act (AACA), sometimes shortened to Anti-Corruption Act, is a model of legislation designed to limit the influence of money in American politics by revamping lobbying, transparency, and campaign finance laws. It was created in 2011 “by former Federal Election Commission chairman Trevor Potter with the help of other contributors.

What’s In It?

The act consists of four parts. Those are: Stop Political Bribery: The act would stop bribery in the form of campaign donations, stop lobbyists from bundlings together, and prevent politicians from fundraising during work hours; End Secret Money: The act would require political money to be disclosed online and stop secret donors; Fix Our Broken Elections: The act would make gerrymandering (explained here) illegal, require open primaries, move from a first past the post voting system (explained here) to a ranked voting system (explained here), automatically register voters, let voters vote from home, and abolish the Electoral College in favor of a popular vote; and Enforce The Rules: The act would crack down on Super PACs, remove loopholes, and promote anti-corruption. You can read the full act here.

 

What This Means (And My Opinion)

Passing this means that people are also not seen when voting. This goes against the proposed policy of asking for identification when voting. It would also mean any voter can vote in a primary, the electoral college is undermined, and it is surprisingly short.There has also been a short executive order proposed to Donald Trump by Represent.Us based on this act. It is yet to be signed.

Personal Opinion: I believe it should be passed, but electoral college should be respected. The voting polls should also ask for an I.D.

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