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Does State of Vermont Violate ANY Federal Law Giving Major Party Candidates Preference?
by USMJP
Friday Jun 22nd, 2012 5:02 PM
If all persons are equal, then why aren't all candidates with the same petition deadline and the same number of petition signature requirements, treated the same in the State of Vermont?
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If all persons are equal, then why aren't all candidates with the same ballot access qualification petition deadline filing date and the same number of verified voter petition signature requirements, treated the same in the State of Vermont?

United States Marijuana Party http://usmjp.com candidate in Vermont, Cris Ericson, had to get just as many verified Vermont voter petition signatures as did current incumbent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, whom she is running agasint, and she had to file the signatures by the same deadline.

Cris Ericson is also running for Governor of Vermont, running against current incumbent Peter Shumlin, and she had to have just as many registered voter petition signatures as the major party candidates and file them by the same deadline to qualify for the general election
Nov. 6, 2012 in Vermont.

This is the e-mail Cris Ericson sent to the F.B.I. and the State of Vermont today, June 22, 2012 to complain that the major party candidates are all listed on the Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division website,
but, the minor party and independent candidates are not listed yet.

TODAY'S COMPLAINT LETTER:

From: usmjp [at] aceweb.com [usmjp [at] aceweb.com]
Sent: 6/22/2012 4:00:30 PM

To: jim.condos [at] sec.state.vt.us [jim.condos [at] sec.state.vt.us]; kscheele [at] sec.state.vt.us [kscheele [at] sec.state.vt.us]; will.senning [at] sec.state.vt.us [will.senning [at] sec.state.vt.us]; GovernorVT [at] state.vt.us [GovernorVT [at] state.vt.us]
Cc: ny1 [at] ic.fbi.gov [ny1 [at] ic.fbi.gov]; washington.field [at] ic.fbi.gov [washington.field [at] ic.fbi.gov]

Subject: Is a candidate being abused under Federal Law in VT?

June 22, 2012
From: Cris Ericson
United States Marijuana Party
http://usmjp.com
2012 Candidate for Governor and for United States Senator
in Vermont.
http://usmjp.com

To: jim.condos [at] sec.state.vt.us [jim.condos [at] sec.state.vt.us];
kscheele [at] sec.state.vt.us [kscheele [at] sec.state.vt.us]; will.senning [at] sec.state.vt.us
[will.senning [at] sec.state.vt.us]

Cc: ny1 [at] ic.fbi.gov [ny1 [at] ic.fbi.gov]; washington.field [at] ic.fbi.gov
[washington.field [at] ic.fbi.gov]; GovernorVT [at] state.vt.us [GovernorVT [at] state.vt.us]

Subject: is any "public record" also a state record? 18 USC section 2075

To: F.B.I., Jim Condos,Kathy Scheele, Will Senning, Governor Peter Shumlin:

Question of whether federal law applies to state records?

HOW CAN THE U.S. MARIJUANA PARTY
CANDIDATE, Cris Ericson,
PROVE that she has a legal
right to ask for and accept out-of-state campaign
donations, or to be promoted by SuperPACs,
while the Elections Division is still refusing
to list the independent and minor party
candidates?

Isn't this fraudulent concealment,
compounded day after day,
of material facts, affecting the potential interstate
"commerce" of campaign fundraising which
can create seasonal employment
and an influx of advertising dollars
in Vermont?

Is "any public record" also a state record,
under 18 USC Section 101 Records & Reports;
18 USC Section 1701 Concealment;
18 USC 2075 Officers failing to make reports -
considering that
Cris Ericson is a candidate for Governor and
for United States Senator?

The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 1: General Provisions
Chapter 5: COMMON LAW; GENERAL RIGHTS
1 V.S.A. § 315. Statement of policy
... free and open examination of records
consistent with Chapter I, Article 6
of the Vermont Constitution.

Is VT Secretary of State,
Jim Condos, violating the Spirit of the Law,
because Cris Ericson filed her candidate petitions
May 29, 2012 and received a telephone call from
the Elections Division July 1 stating her petitions
were verified, (but no letter in the mail)
but his office is threatening
to withhold this information until the "week of
July 1" which could actually be over 30 days,
and inconsistent with "open records"?

Cris Ericson campaign: http://usmjp.com

VERMONT SECRETARY OF STATE - Jim Condos - Democrat

Elections Division
Vermont Secretary of State
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-1101
In-State: (800) 439-8683
Outside VT: (802) 828-2464
FAX: 802-828-5171
HOURS: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
http://www.sec.state.vt.us
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omissions.

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Independent and Minor Party Candidate List for the November 6 General
Election will be posted on or before the week of July 1.

Contact Kathy Scheele
(formerly DeWolfe),
Director of Elections and Campaign Finance
at kscheele [at] sec.state.vt.us
or (802) 828-2304

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