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Repeal 17th amendment; end direct election of senators

If we are to see a return to the states those powers, programs, and sources of revenue that the federal government has unconstitutionally taken away, then it is also vital that we repeal the Seventeenth Amendment and return to state legislatures the function of electing the Senate. In so doing, the U.S. Senate would return to being a body that represents the legislatures of the several states on the federal level and part of the checks and balances that our Constitution originally provided.

We oppose any attempt to call for a Constitutional convention, for any purpose whatsoever, because it cannot be limited to any single issue, and such convention could seriously erode our Constitutionally protected unalienable rights.

Source: Constitution Party Platform at 2020 Convention , May 2, 2020

Oppose National Popular Vote proposal to elect president

The so-called National Popular Vote is a dangerous threat, allowing as few as eighteen to twenty-one states to circumvent the Constitutional requirement of 38 states to amend the Constitution. The National Popular Vote process would effectively eliminate the last vestiges of the Electoral College as originally set forth in the United States Constitution. The National Popular Vote creates a fake majority by forcing electors to vote against the votes cast by their own constituents.

The Constitution does not provide for the election of the President and Vice President of the United States by popular vote, but rather by the selection of "Electors" according to rules adopted by each state's legislators. These electors would receive the list of certified candidates. They would then cast their vote for whomever they ascertained as best qualified to fill these two highest offices of trust with the federal government. The Constitution Party seeks a restoration of this process.

Source: Constitution Party Platform at 2020 Convention , May 2, 2020

Oppose statehood for DC & Puerto Rico

We oppose any effort to confer statehood on the District of Columbia or any representation in Congress comparable to that of an independent state in the federal union. We oppose efforts to confer statehood upon the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or expand statehood beyond the current fifty states. We acknowledge that each state's membership in the Union is voluntary.
Source: Constitution Party Platform at 2020 Convention , May 2, 2020

Oppose mail-in balloting; they're not secret or secure

There is a growing movement within the states and nation to undermine our right of a "Secret Ballot" by making people vote by absentee ballot. This move away from a "Secret Ballot" and "Vote-in-person" approach is an insecure system, not only because the Post office has been losing and misplacing mail for many years, but also because of increasing fraud and vote rigging, such as voter suppression, vote buying, and ballot box stuffing. Even though Vote-By-Mail seems to increase voting percentages in the short-term, it has proven to cause a long-term decline. Also verifying signatures "after the fact" greatly increases the cost of an election. Since true freedom requires being inconvenienced and putting forth extra effort from time-to-time, we oppose any movement to codify or use Vote-By-Mail and other such schemes which undermine the liberty-preserving privilege of voting in secret, in person, at precinct-based polling places
Source: 2012-2016 Constitution Party national platform , Nov 1, 2012

The Voting Rights Act should be repealed

The Voting Rights Act should be repealed. The Federal Election Campaign Act, including its 1974 amendments, and the Federal Election Commission should be abolished.
Source: Constitution Party platform ratified at National Convention , Apr 26, 2008

Repeal all federal campaign finance laws

We call for a repeal of all federal campaign finance laws (i.e. McCain-Feingold) due to their violation of the First Amendment to the US Constitution.
Source: Constitution Party platform ratified at National Convention , Apr 26, 2008

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