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Montana Rep. Introduces bill to State House that would grant Corporations the right to vote.

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#1 Floppin



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:34 AM

A Montana Republican state legislator has introduced a bill that would give corporations the right to vote in municipal elections. According to Think Progress, Rep. Steve Lavin (R-Kalispell) has introduced Montana House Bill No. 486, which would grant to "a firm, partnership, company or corporation" that owns property within a district the right to vote as a citizen of that district.

Echoing former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's 2011 assertion that "corporations are people, too, my friend," the law, if enacted, would empower a representative of each company in the district to cast a vote in the company's interest. The representative would be required to present proof of the company's registration with the secretary of state and that they are that organization's designee.

This legislation would go beyond even the allowances made for corporations and companies to funnel unlimited dark money into elections as per the "Citizens United" decision. Think Progress reported that the bill was tabled by the state legislature almost immediately, so it is unlikely to be voted into law.


While this will never pass, the ideology presented within this bill is a great example of what is wrong with American politics.

#2 MadHatter


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

Well that proposed bill is ridiculous and moronic.

#3 cookinwithgas


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:17 PM

It's just as ridiculous as saying corporations are people when it comes to campaign donations when all the individuals in the corporation can donate independently, but for some reason that seems okie dokey.

#4 logic1977


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

Would find it immensly entertaining if this got passed, and then was overturned with the justifiction that rights apply to people only, which could then in turn get rid of citizens united