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Vlakancic is running again for the Senate as one of four certified write-in candidates approved by the secretary of state

31stOct2010

In his 2006 bid for the U.S. Senate, Aptos resident Connor Vlakancic placed last in a field of 1o candidates.

Santa Clara County was a hotbed of support, delivering six votes for the self-described technologist with the slogan, “Elect none of the above.” “I believe I can get elected this year,” Vlakancic said. “I believe I should be elected. But I won’t pretend that I will get elected. … I’m showing the two-party system needs to go.”

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Elect None Of The Above – Angry California Voters Now Have This Option to Vote According to Senatorial Candidate Connor Vlakancic

25thOct2010

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB)
After an untimely delay in releasing the official list of all candidate names for the November 2nd General Election Ballot, U.S. Senator candidate, Connor Vlakancic, is finally certified as the Ballot Approved Elect-None-Of-The-Above “outlaw” write-in candidate.
“U.S. Senator from Alaska write-in candidate, Lisa Murkowski, did not have to wait and wait and wait to be certified Ballot-Approved”, said U.S Senator from California write-in candidate, Connor Vlakancic. Murkowski was summarily certified as write-in candidate when she refused to roll-over-dead as Politics-as-Usual Road-Kill following the August 24th, 2010 Alaska primary election. “California elections regulations are flawed in this regard … California’s write-in certified candidate list should have been available right after California’s June Primary Election” he said.
Vlakancic lamented: “But even worse for Californian’s, the bottom-line travesty of the June Primary Election’s Proposition 14, the so-called Top-Two Open-Primary, is that future such Open Primary Elections have actually resulted in future Closed General Elections”. The Top-Two legislation, California Senate Bill 6 which sets the procedures to be used for implementing Proposition 14, has outlawed the option of an alternate write-in candidate on the General Election Ballot. This fact was not included in the Proposition 14 disclosure to the voters.
In a Motion for Preliminary Injunction lawsuit filed by Gautam Dutta, Field v Bowen, CGC-10-502018 in San Francisco Superior Court, multiple provisions of Section 2.5 in California’s Constitution are violated. It states: “This issue is startlingly simple: SB 6’s ban on counting write-in ballots flatly violates the plain language of the California Constitution … A person whose name has been written on the ballot as a write-in candidate at the general election … shall not be counted.”
In plain language Vlakancic summarizes the impact on future General Elections: “If either of future Open Primary Election candidates turns out to be legally flawed, the remaining Top-Two candidate is totally immune to voter examination and rejection. Proposition 14 was fed to the electorate as more insidious political machinery ‘Politics As Usual’ voter deception”.
California’s U.S. Senate seat is getting hot and boisterous. A San Francisco Chronicle editorial, comparing Democrat and Republican candidates, actually decried endorsing either one. The editorial describes stereotypical political news media viewpoints; which of the two is the least desirable candidate. Vlakancic observes from pragmatic insight: “There is no difference whatsoever between these candidates because both are vividly polarized to the opposite ends of political animosity resulting that either will foster identical increased bitterness division in the U.S. Senate. How is it that the political news media does not get-it … ugly politics is ugly politics: no difference, simply no difference”!
He bemoans: “Ugly politics is the overwhelming Top-One voter issue as will again be demonstrated on November 3rd as California and USA voters must again suffer the disgusting pontificating from whichever political party captures the Speaker-of-the-House flag claiming that they are the chosen one and will endeavor to spitefully crush the other political party into political Road-Kill”.
In The New York Times Opinionator, Sep. 29, 2010, David Brooks and Gail Collins question the validity of write-in candidates: “Do You Really Want to Vote for That Candidate?” “Not an issue” Vlakancic contends, “I did not lose in a Primary Election. A write-in vote for me is the only ‘Elect None Of The Above’ opportunity for the angry disenfranchised voters that refuse to vote for either Barbara Boxer or Carly Fiorina and desperately desire to vote for a serious qualified candidate”. Vlakancic has 15 years of California and U.S. Federal political experience including formal Congressional training. In 1994, Vlakancic wrote the original version of the ‘Contract with America’ that he explained to GOP Rep. Newt Gingrich in Norcross, GA on August 14th, 1994. This original was copyrighted and published by the Library of Congress.
Vlakancic further explains: “A write-in vote for me will politically endorse my innovative nonpartisan California strategy to empower political change in all 50 states as a Commissioner in the Help America Vote Act of 2002″. He also proffered his appointment under the California 2008 Reapportionment Proposition 11 (the Voters FIRST Act). Vlakancic strongly endorses Yes20-No27 Propositions on the 2010 General Election ballot.
Many California voters are tabulated in various published polls. Referring to these California’s voters with a tongue in cheek birds-of-a-feather-flock-together metaphor, Vlakancic said: “BIG roosters in a small yard are louder than small roosters in a BIG yard. As California’s angry None-Of-The-Above voters, their write-in vote for me will be loud like they are BIG roosters crowing to wake-up all voters in California; a Battle-cry-of-the-Republic of California”.
Whatever is yet another Rasmussen Reports, California poll, angry California on-line voters can instantly poll their own Politics-as-Usual frustration with a Facebook ‘Like’ at ElectNoneOfTheAbove.
“My name is Connor Vlakancic and I approve of every statement in this press release and you can quote me”.

Independent U.S. Senate Candidate Vlakancic Advocates California “TopTwo” Reform

16thSep2010

Independent U.S. Senate Candidate Vlakancic Advocates California “TopTwo” ReformSanta Cruz, CA, September 16, 2010 –
With the determination of “Right makes Might,” the famous words of Abraham Lincoln, Connor Vlakancic, launched his 11th hour write-in campaign as California’s candidate for the U.S. Senate (Independent nonpartisan patriot).
“Now in the throes of irreconcilable political jubilation and ‘buyer remorse’, California voters are facing their consternation of a future seemingly idealized ‘OPEN’ Primary Election that, too late, reveals a future ominously ‘CLOSED’ General Election,” says Vlakancic.  “Only the shameless political oppression of professional career politicians could perpetrate such a fraudulent voter deception on the independent-minded California electorate.”
Explaining that the entrenched malfeasance of the professional career politician’s duopoly status-quo political environment is at the center of voter consternation, Vlakancic reflected: “Am I now to be the last most electable-qualified write-in candidate in California?”  Vlakancic was the first Reform Party candidate in history as write-in candidate for Representative of California’s 15th Congressional District in the special election to replace Representative Norm Mineta in November, 1995.
“In the June 7th, 2010 Primary Election 5,173,477 California voters cast their opinion on Proposition 14.  Perpetrated by professional career politicians, it purported to provide a voter desirable open primary election, but failed to reveal the consequential restrictions embodied in permitting only two heavily financed candidates in the ensuing General Election.  Suppose one or both of those candidates turns out to be a Gary Hart or Duke Cunningham or dozens of other malfeasant professional career politicians?“ Vlakancic said.
“Proposition 14 prohibits political parties from nominating candidates in a primary, although political parties will be allowed to endorse, support or oppose candidates,” adds candidate Vlakancic. “Prohibiting political parties from nominating candidates in a primary election, paid for by the taxpayers, is a wonderful idea. It is the best form of ‘take money out of political elections’ that the taxpayers could ever hope for.”
Connor Vlakancic proposes an enlightened California Proposition that all future “Primary Elections” will require that political parties nominate their preferred candidates in some internal process, financed by the parties without taxpayer funding.  This would turn the November General Election into an “Open Election” of the political party nominated candidates, all political party not nominated candidates, also including all variety of Independent and non-partisan candidates. All voters would have unlimited option to specify their candidate preferences (including vilifying the corrupt or otherwise undesirable candidates).  The electorate selected candidate is the one that receives the voter’s 50%+ highest preference ahead of all other candidates.
“The current voter electorate of California must ‘dare to do their duty’ to pass on to California’s progeny such a comprehensive November General Election process that will be able to catapult the highest-quality candidates into office” said U.S. Senator Candidate Connor Vlakancic.