Orlando, FL, October 12, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- De La Fuente is running as an independent as well as the nominee of the Reform Party and the American Delta Party. He currently has achieved ballot access in Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming as well as write-in status in Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Indiana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, West Virginia. His campaign stated that he also expects to have write-in status confirmed in Kansas, California, Missouri, Nebraska, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C. within the next few weeks.
De La Fuente does not expect to win the presidency but says he has a higher goal. “I’m trying to restore democracy and bring fairness to our electoral process,” said De La Fuente. “I ran in almost every state and territory in the Democratic primary, but the hurdles the system has in place are overwhelming,” he continued. “People need to become aware of how unfair the system has become or they may continue to suffer the types of candidate choices they are face with today.”
During the Democratic primary, De La Fuente became the first person in history to qualify by signature petition in states like Michigan and North Carolina, which impose extremely high signature requirements along with imposing complex conditions with respect to what constitutes a valid signature and the time frames in which they must be collected. He said, “The deck is stacked against anyone who is not a member of the politically elite.”
In effect, De La Fuente has become the “election reform” candidate. According to Ballot Access News, he has filed at least 15 or more lawsuits challenging various states’ ballot access laws. His goal is to create a greater awareness of how the political system has been rigged to restrict voter choice. Based upon his legal filings, he seeks to force states to take a more uniform approach to ballot access rather than offering 50 different iterations and to reduce their requirements to levels that are actually attainable by legitimate candidates.
He cites the Federal District Court decision on March 17, 2016, that struck down Georgia’s former presidential ballot access law as an example the country needs to follow. Georgia’s former law required alternative political parties to gather more than 52,000 valid signatures to become ballot qualified while major party candidates faced no such requirement. The threshold was reduced to 7,500 valid signatures, which is “...still substantial but at least attainable,” according to De La Fuente.
“Rocky” Roque 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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Danielle De La Fuente