SAN DIEGO – Feb. 9, 2016 – PRLog — In 1905, Robert M. La Follette Sr., the legendary Congressman, Governor and Senator from Wisconsin, first proposed the primary election system in order to take the selection of the parties nominees out of the hands of the party leaders and put it into the hands of the people. Today, the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) is trying to do the opposite.
In early January, the Presidential Preference Selection Committee met to determine who they, the political insiders, felt should be included on the Presidential ballot. Mr. Rocky De La Fuente, a California businessman, had requested that they consider his name to be placed on the ballot at that time. Despite the fact that Mr. De La Fuente was appearing on more ballots than Gov. Martin O’Malley at that point, they refused to include him. So, he pursued the tough task of circulating petitions all across the state and turned in more than 8,000 required signatures.
De La Fuente said, “The political elites at the GAB and the Presidential Preference Selection Committee are trying to dictate political choices to the voters. This contradicts the very reason why La Follett introduced primaries. I can’t believe Wisconsin is taking this giant step backwards.”
Today Wisconsin GAB is ignoring the will of the people by excluding Rocky from the ballot. They are infringing on the rights of all Latino voters, and all voters, in Wisconsin by not allowing the only Latino Democratic candidate to appear on the ballot.
The actions of the political elite to limit the rights of the voters is exactly why Fighting Bob La Follette worked so hard to establish the primary system and give the right of electoral choice directly to the voters. The actions of the Presidential Preference Selection Committee and the Wisconsin GAB must have Fighting Bob La Follette rolling in his grave.
Also today, the Secretary of State of California announced that Rocky will be on the California ballot in second ballot position for the more than 39 million California voters to consider. Sadly, bureacracy is blocking Wisconsin voters from also having that choice.
Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente is living proof that the American Dream can be achieved by those who are inspired to pursue it. He has an amazing record of overcoming obstacles and achieving success. From being licensed by the FAA to fly single engine planes at the age of 20 to owning 28 automobile dealerships and becoming Chairman of the National Dealers Council for the third largest automobile manufacturer in the world by the age of 28, Rocky is in a league by himself. He also created a banking network in 1982 to help address an economic crisis in Mexico and established impressive real estate holdings throughout the United States while generating thousands of new jobs along the way. Rocky holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics (Magna Cum Laude) and exudes a passion for his country and for those who seek the opportunity to fulfill their version of the American Dream.
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