Felony / Parole disenfranchisement Laws Don't Stop Me



The United States Constitution dictates who can hold the Office of the President of the United States of America. No State law can modify the requirements, either restrict or remove limitations.

Article II of the United States Constitution:

The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term, be elected, as follows:

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No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.

Essentially there are 3 rules to hold office:

1.) The President must be 35 years old at the time he assumes office;
2.) The President must be resident of the United States for 14 years;
3.) The President must be a natural born citizen of the United States.

So, as you can see, I can run for, and potentially win and assume, the Office of the President of the United States of America.

However, because I am on Parole in the State of Colorado, I cannot vote for the Office of President of the United States of America.

From the Colorado Secretary of State website:
Do I have the right to vote if I am on probation; [Parole]?

Parole is a period of supervision after release from prison. In Colorado, parole is considered a part of the sentence. It is illegal to register to vote or cast a vote while on parole. Additionally, a period of Federal Supervised Release is the functional equivalent of parole, and is also considered part of the sentence.
So, as you can see, the disenfranchisement of a Parolee's right to vote not only waste a huge block of voters from the polls, but it doesn't even make since.

Surely the Founding Fathers knew about Felons, as the majority of the Amendments to the Constitution addresses the Rights of the Accused. So, one must ask, why didn't the Founding Fathers specify having a felony or being on Parole / Probation (systems that didn't even exists during the founding days) as a bar from holding office?

After registering with the Federal Election Committee:

Federal Election Committee Statement of Candidacy
 I had to register my Political Action Committee:

Federal Election Committee: Political Action Committee Registration
After registering with the Federal Election Committee, a Candidate must then get on the General Election Ballot.

Since I am in Colorado, I figured I would start by getting on the ballot for Colorado first. According to the Colorado Secretary of State's Website the Ballot Access Laws for Colorado permit an Independent Candidate to access and be on the ballot by simply paying a $1,000 fee and submitting paperwork proving FEC registration:
An independent or qualified political organization candidate in Colorado may gain access to the general election ballot by submitting a statement of intent along with a $1,000 filing fee.
So, I ask you, what sense does it make to disenfranchise me from voting on the grounds of me being on Parole in the State of Colorado when I am permitted to be on the ballot and potentially win the General Election for the Office of the President of the United States.

Since I will be on the ballot, we know that there will be people who vote for me, by hook or crook, or mistakenly doing so, or out of ignorance of the candidates or politics. 

In politics there is a concept called the "Spoiler Effect" which is defined according to Wikipedia as:

The spoiler effect is the effect of vote splitting between candidates or ballot questions who often have similar ideologies. One spoiler candidate's presence in the election draws votes from a major candidate with similar politics thereby causing a strong opponent of both or several to win. The minor candidate causing this effect is referred to as a spoiler. However, short of any electoral fraud, this presents no grounds for a legal challenge.
So basically, in the State of Colorado, and all other states with Ballot Access Laws where I can buy my way on the ballots, I will steal votes that would have normally have been given to a major party candidate.

Let me be VERY clear, THIS IS MY INTENTION.

There is no reason why I cannot or should not be permitted to vote in the General Election, let alone vote for myself on the ballot. But, so long as I am going to be discriminated against, along with the 6,600,000 people in the United States who are not permitted to vote because of felony related causes, I will continue to influence the election by spoiling it for the major party candidates.

While I campaign for this and other social justice issues, I will use Satire, Jest, and Parody, and continue to make a mockery of the Government and Criminal Justice Systems until such systems are fixed.

When I am President, EVERYONE will be permitted to vote.

~Joey Camp for President of the United States of America, 2020.