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Independent Candidate Missouri Ballot Access

Independent Candidate Missouri Ballot Access

Photo by Tiffany Tertipes on Unsplash
Photo by Tiffany Tertipes on Unsplash

 

2016 Ballot Initiatives that passed

 

Constitutional Amendment 1 renewed the existing sales and use tax of 0.1 percent for 10 years.

Constitutional Amendment 2 established limits on campaign contributions to candidates for state or judicial office.

Constitutional Amendment 4 prohibited a new state sales or use tax on any service or activity that was not subject to a sales or use tax as of January 1, 2015.

Constitutional Amendment 6 empowered the state government to require the presentation of voter IDs at public elections for the purpose of identifying and proving national and state citizenship.

2016 Ballot Initiatives that failed:

Constitutional Amendment 3 would have increased the taxes on cigarette packs to 60 cents by 2020.

Proposition A would have increased taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products a total of 23 cents per pack by 2021.

What we can learn from 2016:

Missourians don’t mind paying existing taxes, however they are resistant towards implementing new taxes.

Missourians support voter ID.

 


2018 Ballot Initiatives that passed

 

Amendment 1 Addresses lobbying, campaign finance, and redistricting procedures.

Amendment 2 Legalizes marijuana for medical purposes.

Amendment 4 Changes requirement to manage bingo games and advertising at bingo games.

Proposition B Increases the minimum wage to $12.

2018 Ballot Initiatives that failed:

Proposition A upholds Senate Bill 19, a right to work law.

Amendment 3 Legalizes marijuana for medical purposes.

Proposition C Legalizes marijuana for medical purposes.

Proposition D Increases gas tax, provides tax exemption for Olympic prizes, and creates fund for projects to improve roads and alleviate bottleneck traffic.

What we can learn from 2018:

Missourians are growing more Progressive. They support campaign regulations and transparent redistricting.

They also like to gamble.

They support moving towards a living wage.

They support Unions and resoundingly rebuked attempts to hurt State Unions.

They support medical marijuana when the legislation is drafted in plain language and doesn’t benefit corporate or private interests.

They still don’t like new taxes.

 


2020 Ballot Initiatives that passed

 

Amendment 2 Expands Medicaid under the ACA.

Amendment 3 Addresses redistricting process and criteria, lobbying, and campaign finance

2020 Ballot Initiatives that failed:

Amendment 1 Sets a two-term limit for lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor, and attorney general.

What we can learn from 2020:

Millennial and Gen Z Missouri voters have arrived.

We support moving towards universal healthcare.

Conservatives are starting to get desperate. They drafted two ballot initiatives with deceptful language. And they won with both of them. They overturned the 2018 ballot initiative for transparent politics and they removed term limits for State officials.

Both Conservative ballot initiatives should be challenged in court and we should try to overturn their initiatives by ballot in 2022.

 


How we can apply these lessons to the Independent Candidates

 

Plain language. Plain language. Plain language.

 

A few quick facts

Missouri ranks 30 in the nation on education.

Only 38.2% of Missouri’s population is college educated.

Only 35% of Missouri voters have a four year degree or higher.

65% of Missouri voters are 45 years or older.

36% of Missouri voters earn over $75,000.

43% of Missouri voters live in small towns or rural areas.

99% of Missouri voters are recurring.

Missouri had 4,650,318 eligible voters in 2020.

Only 70% of eligible Missouri voters actually voted in 2020.

Professionally educated voters and higher minority balloters preferred the Democratic ticket, while voters ages 45 years and older favored the GOP.

Missouri has 16,056 COVID-19 deaths to date reported.

Of those deaths, 12,723 were aged 45 years and older.

On average, only 51.5% of Missourians aged 18-45 years old have completed the base two shot vaccine regimen.

 

Assumptions we can make based on the data

 

Missouri voters are growing more Progressive, but they’re still tied down to voters that are older in age and less educated.

COVID-19 took out a sizable chunk of the Republican base.

Younger Missouri voters care about change, but they feel powerless when it comes to voting for change.

There are 1,395,095 untapped voters that sat 2020 out that need a reason to vote in 2022.

Missouri voters hate personal taxes. They may be open to raising corporate taxes as long as it doesn’t affect their personal budget.

Missouri voters could be receptive to change initiatives, such as UBI, universal healthcare, guaranteed housing, legalizing psychedelics and decriminalizing all drugs, voting rights, police reform, criminal justice reform, union and employee rights, pre-k, and nuclear energy.

Conversely, Missouri voters could be resistant to higher level concepts, such as corporate influence on campaign financing, and capitalistic influences as well as terminology they see a too liberal such as green new deal, medicare for all, and defund the police.

Missouri voters want a show. And the GOP is giving them one. They want to see people fighting. And the GOP have mastered the optics game. We can learn from this. We can give them a show. We can give them drama. And we can do it in a way that is ethical and humane.

 


Conclusion

 

If we want the support of the people, we have to give them a reason to support us. If we continue talking down to them, there is no way we’ll get 15,000 signatures by May 8th, much less hope to compete in the Primary and General elections in 2021.

We need to meet the voter at their level, using plain language and metaphors that they can apply the ideas to their own life.

I’m not saying we need to dumb things down, but we need to dumb things down.

We can be the Party of the People, but we aren’t living up to it.

Progressive Independent Candidates are and are seen as liberal elites who are out of touch with the common voter.

We can change that. If we lose the pretentiousness and the elitism, we can be the change we all claim to want to see.

It’s good to have these high level ideals, but if we don’t have a plan of action to actually get them implemented, that all they are. Ideals.

So, let’s focus on what matters. Ensuring people have a living wage. Ensuring people have a social safety net in the form of UBI. Ensuring people have voting and representation access. Ensuring people won’t suffer for the next 20 years and more from the effects of climate suicide.

We need to make our policy human focus – utilizing human terminology.

 

Keep It Simple Stupid

K.I.S.S.

 

#MOSen

#WeThePeople #MBASocialist


DEETS JOURNEY

WHY A MENTALLY ILL MILLENNIAL FROM MISSOURI IS RUNNING FOR UNITED STATES SENATE

CAMPAIGN FINANCING (OR WHY I CHANGED PARTIES)

DEETS ON DEETS

WHY DEETS INTENDS TO RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE WHILE MENTALLY DISABLED

RONALD DEETS FOR SENATE TERMINATED… DEETSON.NET EMERGES

 

DEETS Platform

DEETS ON MODERN ISSUES
SIX STEPS TO A HUMAN UTOPIA
DEETS SAYS THEIR NAMES – Black Lives Matter
WHY IT’S TIME FOR UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME
DEETS ON MEDICARE FOR ALL
BUDGET TO PERMANENTLY END HOUSING INSECURITY
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE MISSOURI BALLOT ACCESS
RANDOM THOUGHTS AND TL;DRS ON COMMON ISSUES

 

 

DEETS Research

DEETS ON PUTIN
DEETS ON CIVIL RIGHTS SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
DEETS ON THE PANDEMIC TIMELINE
WHY DEETS SUPPORTS NUCLEAR ENERGY SOLUTIONS
WHY DEETS SUPPORTS LEGALIZING PSYCHEDELICS
PAYROLL REPLACEMENT TAX

 

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