Many of my following posts will be the issues I believe any candidate for the position of governor of Vermont should be addressing. I welcome your comments and additions.
The first concern for any governor should be to protect our election process. I would call it The Young Vermonters’ Voter Protection Act, and it would state that “Vermont elections. local, state-wide, or federal, shall always produce a verifiable paper trail, which physical paper trail shall be held available for inspection by the public by the Vermont Secretary of State for a time equal to at least two election periods for whatever office is involved.”
The second concern should be a “whistle-blower” protection act. No incumbent government likes a “whistle blower” and neither does any business. But courageous people who are willing to speak out when they see something wrong with what is occurring are performing a tremendous public service. They should be protected by law here in Vermont, which presently has no such law, and by federal law.