1. Please tell us a little about yourself and why Californians should vote for you.
While many see the position of Secretary of State as a stepping stone for higher positions, for me it is currently a big part of my life. I was born in a totalitarian socialist Soviet Union, where citizens were deprived of free elections. It is important for me to make sure that my children and your children do not lose their right and privilege to have free elections. I worked diligently 24/7/365 for the last two years in order to clean up massive elections fraud that we saw in the last election, when nobody was checking the eligibility of candidates and voters, when organizations like Acorn were registering people 70 times over and bussing people from state to state to undermine the whole system of legitimate elections. I am currently representing over 200 members of US military, state representatives from all over the country as well as candidates in 2008 election in different legal actions across the country, specifically dealing with elections. On my own dime, while working and raising my family with 3 children, I made 34 trips all over the Nation, flying red eye, meeting with election officials, FBI agents, assistant attorney generals, state representatives- discussing massive elections fraud and brainstorming solutions to clean up elections. I am a Constitutional attorney, licensed in all courts of CA, several appeals courts and member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. I have the best background for the position. Aside from the area of elections, Secretary of State is in charge of corporations and I intend to be an advocate for CA corporations and their employees, to ease the burden on corporations and make sure we put a tourniquet on the bleeding job market.
2. What do you see as the major role of government and what are some of the most important things you would like to accomplish in office?
Position of the secretary of State that I am seeking is connected to two major areas: elections and corporations. I intend to be a proactive Secretary of State in both areas. I believe that in the area of voting the function of the government, is to assure elections free of fraud. I will demand IDs and verification of eligibility to vote, as well as eligibility to be elected. In the area of corporations, I intend to be a proactive advocate for CA corporations. In the last few years the state of CA has lost over a million jobs: mainly due to flight of corporations from CA. I will seek redaction of taxation, as well as redaction in regulations in order to create a more welcoming business environment.
3. What steps would you take to reduce the level of special interest influence in Sacramento?
I believe that relatives and friends of the elected officials should not be allowed to work as lobbyists. I believe that upon retirement from the government elected officials should not be allowed to take positions with the companies that lobbied in front of them in order to take away incentives for public corruption.
4. How do you feel about the integrity of electronic voting systems used in California and what steps would you take to ensure that Californians have confidence in our elections system?
I agree with Current Secretary of state Debra Bowen on the issue of electronic voting machines. I believe that indeed electronic voting machines can be easily rigged and hacked and paper ballot is safer. I would allow citizens of the precincts and counties to perform the manual count as a backup to verify the accuracy of the electronic count
5. Do you favor or oppose either reducing the current 14 day deadline prior to the election for voter registration or creating a system that allows people to register to vote on election day?
We need clean elections and we need an ability to check the veracity of the information provided by the voters, therefore current 14 days deadline is a necessity.
6. What steps would you take to improve voter turnout in California?
I would like to start a program Your vote is precious where retirees and other volunteers can go to schools and talk to students about value of voting and danger of de facto losing your vote when elections are high jacked in a coup d'etat
7. Do you think Internet voting will ever be viable in California and if so, what steps would you take to determine if this method of voting could work here?
Due to possibility of hacking, I do not favor Internet voting.
8. Some experts say the Secretary of States campaign reporting system (Cal-Access) makes it difficult to see how much money a candidate has taken from special interest groups without adding up a lot of individual contributions from different reporting periods and campaign committees. Do you think this is a problem and what would you do to correct it?
I believe that campaign contributions can be traced today. Even though it might take some time, I do not believe it is a major problem