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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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June 7, 2016California Primary Election

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  • 5,173,298 ballots counted.

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The president oversees the federal executive branch, approves new laws, submits a budget each year to Congress, leads U.S. foreign policy, and is the commander in chief of the armed forces.
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Democratic
Former U.S. Secretary of State
2,745,293 votes (53.1%)Winning
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  • Getting the economy working again for all Americans; raising the minimum wage; investing in infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy and other sectors; providing tax relief to working families and small businesses; and ensuring equal pay for women
  • Keeping our nation safe by defending American values at home and abroad, strengthening our existing alliances and building new partnerships for the 21st century, and restoring American leadership around the world; and
  • Breaking down barriers for all Americans by ensuring every child has the opportunity to live up to their God-given potential, and passing comprehensive immigration reform, criminal justice reform, and other initiatives
Profession:Former U.S. Secretary of State
Secretary of State, United States of America — Appointed position (20092013)
Senator, U.S. Senate — Elected position (20012009)
Attorney, Rose Law Firm (19771992)
Lecturer, University of Arkansas School of Law (19791980)
Assistant Professor and Director of Legal Aid Clinic, University of Arkansas School of Law (19741977)
Impeachment Inquiry Staff, U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee (19741974)
Staffer, Children’s Defense Fund (19731974)
Yale Law School J.D. (1973)
Wellesley College B.A., political science (1969)
Total money raised: $569,688,246

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Google
$1,499,373
2
United States Department of Defense
$890,009
3
U.S. Government
$845,880
4
Harvard University
$780,161
5
Microsoft
$758,396

By State:

California 21.44%
New York 15.19%
Texas 5.13%
Florida 4.96%
Other 53.28%
21.44%15.19%53.28%

By Size:

Large contributions (81.47%)
Small contributions (18.53%)
81.47%18.53%

By Type:

From organizations (0.53%)
From individuals (99.47%)
99.47%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Democratic
Elected Official
2,381,714 votes (46%)
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Profession:Elected Official
Senator, U.S. Senate — Elected position (2007current)
Member, U.S. House of Representatives — Elected position (19912007)
Mayor, City of Burlington — Elected position (19811989)
Director, American People’s Historical Society (19791981)
Carpenter / Documentary Filmmaker / Researcher, Self-Employed (19641971)
University of Chicago B.A., political science (1964)
Total money raised: $233,320,630

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
United States Department of Defense
$427,031
2
Google
$406,109
3
Microsoft
$183,511
4
Kaiser Permanente
$181,410
5
Apple
$153,398

By State:

California 22.11%
New York 9.07%
Washington 6.15%
Massachusetts 5.17%
Other 57.50%
22.11%9.07%57.50%

By Size:

Large contributions (42.28%)
Small contributions (57.72%)
42.28%57.72%

By Type:

From organizations (0.08%)
From individuals (99.92%)
99.92%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Democratic
Entrepreneur - Business Owner
12,014 votes (0.2%)
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  • PUBLIC SAFETY
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  • EDUCATION
Profession:Entrepreneur - Business Owner
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Omar Medical Supplies (1997current)
Founder, Willie Wilson Productions (1987current)
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Gemini Electronics (19972003)
N/A Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, CBII, Honorary Doctorate in Divinity, Mt. Carmel Theological Seminary, N/A (current)
Chairman, Chicago Baptist Institute (2011current)
Total money raised: $1,090,490

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Willie Wilson
$1,055,100
2
McDonald's
$3,700
3
Omar Medical Supplies
$2,988
4
Holy Temple Cathedral
$2,075
5
Greater Tebernacle Mb Church
$1,350

By State:

Illinois 99.67%
Indiana 0.11%
Texas 0.09%
Wisconsin 0.09%
Other 0.04%
99.67%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.39%)
Small contributions (0.61%)
99.39%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Democratic
Attorney
10,880 votes (0.2%)
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  • Requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to make more timely decision in Veterans Disability Appeals
  • Eliminating the 2 year waiting period to qualify for Medicare for persons eligible for Social Security Disability
  • Allow all persons to purchase Medicare at the actual average cost to insure a person in their age categaory.
Profession:Attorney
Attorney, Michael Steinberg & Associates (1982current)
Member, Hillsborough County, FL Healthcare Advisory Board — Appointed position (20122016)
Chairperson, Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee — Elected position (20082008)
Law Clerk, de la Parte & Gilbert, PA (19811982)
Attorney, Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office (19821982)
Law Clerk, Daniel J. Newman, PA (19801981)
University of Florida College of Law J.D. (1981)
University of Florida B.A., economics (1979)
Member, Mason, Scottish Rite, and Shriners (1982current)
Member and Past President, Tiger Bay Club (19822014)
Member, Ybor City Lions Club (20042012)
Total money raised: $6,766

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Michael Alan Steinberg
$6,764

By State:

Florida 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (100.00%)
Small contributions (0.00%)
100.00%

By Type:

From organizations (92.47%)
From individuals (7.53%)
92.47%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Democratic
Businessperson
8,453 votes (0.2%)
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Profession:Businessperson
Total money raised: $8,075,960

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Roque De La Fuente
$8,058,838
2
National Enterprises Inc
$2,700
3
Volkswagon of Oakland
$2,000
4
Suncoast Financial
$1,000
5
Rising Beyond, Inc.
$450

By State:

California 99.97%
Florida 0.01%
Illinois 0.01%
Pennsylvania 0.01%
Other 0.00%
99.97%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.95%)
Small contributions (0.05%)
99.95%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Democratic
Real Estate Developer/Ttechnology Investor
7,743 votes (0.1%)
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  • Protect the lives of unborn children by establishing the personhood of unborn children.Putting a stop to the murder of 1,300,000 innocent children every year must be our highest priority. At the least we can require safe facilities,informed cons
  • Get America out of the business in endless wars and senseless killing.
  • End the personal and business requirements and penalties related to Obamacare and replace income and ss taxes with a value added tax.
Profession:Real Estate Developer/Ttechnology Investor
Co-founder and Consultant, Stern & Hewes (1981not availa)
New York State Director, Pat Robertson for President (19881988)
Vice Chair, George Bush for President (19881988)
Community Board Member, Community Board 8 — Appointed position (19821984)
Real Estate Manager, New York City Department of Ports and Terminals (19761980)
Publisher, Reston Citizen (19711975)
State University of New York Bachelor’s, political science and finance (not availa)
Hunter College Master’s, urban planning (not availa)
State University of New York/City University of New York Masters Degree in Urban Plannind/BAs in Political Science-Accounting-Economics-History (1976)

I am a sixty seven year old father of three.  I have degrees in Political Science, Urban Planning and Economics. I have been a real estate developer, a publisher ,a professor and a technology investor. My residence has been New York City. I am a committed Christian who takes his faith seriously  

  • Democerats For Life

I believe in the divinely inspired America created by our founders and nutured by generations since. I believe in the rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness bestowed on every human being by our creator. I beleive that our constitution was designed to protect individuals and limit the power of government. I am appalled at the extent to which unelected judges have usurped the power of the people and seem to rule over us like kings. I am horrified at the failure of our country to protect the innocent lives of unborn children.

Reforming Obamacare

Summary

Reforming Obamacare

Reforming Obamacare

 

Eliminate personal mandate.

  • Eliminate employer mandate.
  • Eliminate restriction on plans on federal and state exchanges. Let Americans buy the insurance they want 
  • Reform Medicaid to save 20%.
  • Continue to offer income based subsidies to people who buy health care through federal and state exchanges at current levels.
  • Open primary care clinics in all Hospitals.

Current policy compels employers and individuals to purchase policies designed by bureaucrats and limiting their choices.  These changes would preserve the current plans for those who have them and want to keep them.  It would broaden choices for other uninsured individuals and decrease the number of uninsured individuals.

Second Amendemet

Summary

Henry Hewes on the Second Amendment

Second Amendment 

The constitution of the United States prohibits the government from infringing on the rights of Americans to keep and bear arms. The Supreme Court has affirmed the meaning of the second amendment. Unless the Constitution is amended, Americans have a right to keep and bear personal arms. On a practical basis, the states with the strongest restrictions on gun ownership have higher rates of gun violence than those with a weaker restriction.

Further, none of the restrictions on gun ownerships proposed by the Obama Administration would have had any impact on the mass shootings that occur from time to time or an access to guns by criminals or terrorists. They would impact the rights of regular citizens to keep and bear arms. America does have a problem with the mentally ill. America does have problems with Black on Black gun violence in urban areas ( 90% of deaths in many urban areas  fall into this area).

What America can do is prosecute criminals who use guns in violation of Federal laws. This is not being done. What America can do is carry through with the existing systems of checks to stops the mentally ill and criminals from falling between the cracks. America can apply the resources to provide to provide people in islands of gun violence real security.

Eliminate the IRS, Corporate Income Tax, Personal Income , Social Security Tax & Medicare Tax

Summary

Eliminate the IRS, Corporate Income Tax, Personal Income Tax, Social Security Tax & Medicare Tax.

 

Eliminate the IRS, Corporate Income Tax, Personal Income Tax, Social Security Tax and Medicare Tax.

Introduce a 20% Value Added Tax.  This tax would apply to original value of imports and natural resources and all additions to value until final sale.

Rent or mortgage interest up to $15, 000 per year, state and local taxes, unprocessed and unprepared food items, health insurance and non-discretionary medical costs would be excluded from taxes.

  • Current tax policy penalizes the use of labor as opposed to the use capital. Labor is taxed. Capital gets tax incentives. This policy would encourage the use of labor as opposed to capital.
  • Current tax policy assesses a tax burden of about 30% on goods produced in America, and a 0% tax burden on imported goods. The proposed change in tax policy would make American made good relatively cheaper than imported goods. This would encourage employment and investment in America.
  • Current tax policy encourages individuals and corporations to change their behavior in less than optimum ways to reduce taxation. The change in tax policy would reduce these changes and make economic behavior more rational. It will reduce government involvement in people's lives.
  • Current tax policy encourages corporations to direct profit abroad and even to relocate abroad. The proposed policy would remove all such incentives and encourage international corporations to relocate in America.
  • Current tax policy is regressive in that it charges the highest percentage of social security taxes to the lowest wage earners. The tax policy changes would remove the most regressive current tax
— May 24, 2016 electhenryhewes2016.com
— May 24, 2016 electhenryhewes2016.com

Henry Hewes explains how to reasonably fix Social Security and Medicare

— May 25, 2016 www.electhenryhewes2016.com

Henry Hewes on policing

— May 25, 2016 www.electhenryhewes2016.com

Henry Hewes Debating Rudy Guliani and David Dinkins for New York City Mayor

Democratic
Musician
7,201 votes (0.1%)
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Profession:Musician
Educator, Piano/Music, FCC Low, Education/Recreation Department, Beaumont, Texas (20062007)
Sound Engineer, Conavan East Nite Club (19851998)
Recording Musician/Writer/Producer, Nadine's Music, Hollywood, California (19681998)
Sales, Grandma’s Music & Sound (19841989)
Quality Assurance Inspector, General Electric Aircraft Engine Group (19781982)
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Democratic
Write-In
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Democratic
Business Person
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  • Continued Protection of Divine Providence
  • Addressing the Homeless needs
  • Military Readiness
Profession:Business Person
Founder/Owner, Fantastic Sounds Gospel Recording (20042016)
Member, Deacon & General Sunday School Superintendent , Revival Center Triedstone Church of God in Christ, Los Angeles, CA 90059 (19912016)
Member, Texas Democratic Party (19842016)
Member, Gardena Valley Democratic Club of Gardena, CA (20142016)
Lead Guitarist, The Sunshine Band Choir of First Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ (19912016)

Willie Felix Carter was born on June 15, 1943, in Fort Worth, Texas to the parents of Mr. Hugh Bert Sr. and Mrs. Willie Fair (Howard) Carter, formerly of Fairfield, Texas, the third child of eleven children.

Willie Felix Carter attended Sunrise Elementary School, Dunbar Junior High School, and graduated from I. M. Terrell High School in 1961, all schools in Fort Worth, Texas.

Willie Felix Carter attended Tarrant County Junior College for two years studying Electronics Technology.

Willie Felix Carter joined the United States Air Force in 1961, and was honorably discharged after serving four years and thirty days.

Willie Felix Carter joined the United States Air Force Reserve in 1966, assigned to the 512th Military Airlift Wing at Carswell AFB, Texas. Received many honors including, "Airman of the Year" Air Force Reserve wide, two United States Air Force Commendation Awards for "Superior Mechanical Ability." Was promoted to Senior Master Sergeant, and after serving a total of twenty-eight years, active and reserve duty, retired on August 10, 1990.

Willie Felix Carter is a member at Carter Temple New Jerusalem Church of God In Christ in Fort Worth, Texas, and also a member at Revival Center Triedstone Church of God In Christ in Los Angeles, California, serving as a deacon, and as General Sunday School Superintendent.

Willie Felix Carter has been blessed of the Lord to have nine children, Elaine, Dwayne, Terry, Richie, Rickie, Camilla, Curtis, Shirley, and Michole.

Willie Felix Carter ran for President in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and is presently running for president for 2016.

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Awards Received: 
Tenth Air force (Reserve) Technical Sergeant Willie F. Carter (Twelve Outstanding Airmen of the Year, 1980, Nominee) for Outstanding Contribution to the Mission Readiness of the 301st Tactical Fighter Wing and to the Air Force Reserve.

Award Received: 
Air Force Reserve: “Airman of the Year 1978”, Technical Willie F. Carter.

The Air Force Commendation Medal to Willie F. Carter

Technical Sergeant Willie F. Carter distinguished himself by meritorious service while assigned to 301st Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Carswell AFB, Texas, from January 1975 to March 1981. During this period, Sergeant Carter’s outstanding professional knowledge and skill, superior mechanical ability, and devotion to duty aided immeasurably in identifying rigging problems during the phase inspection and in developing and implementing effective solutions to the problems. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Carter reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Award Received: 
Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America

By invitation, and having been duly elected by the Chamber’s Board of Directors

 

Carter’s Radio and T.V.

 

Is a business Member of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America

December 7, 1984

Award Received: 
Air Force Commendation Medal, on August 10, 1990, with a Certificate of Honorable Service from President George W. Bush.

Founder and owner of "Fantastic Sounds Gospel Recording" in Long Beach, California. (Video and Audio recording studio).

Willie Felix Carter is also a great grandson of Leanadis Carter of Wortham, Texas, a former slave from Wilcox, County, Georgia.

Willie Felix Carter, Candidate for President of the United States of America 2016

I was first shown in a vision of the Lord, in the spring of 1980, that I was being condition to be the President of the United States of America. I was also shown in a vision in the spring of 1983 the complete destruction of our nation, the United States of America by fire as a great furnace, and commanded of the Lord to go on a 35 day fast that God turn his wrath from America. I wanted to eat and the Lord said: once that I get started with my wrath, I will not be turning back and you will wish that you had gone on a fast, so I asked the Lord, Lord help me on a fast, and he did, I was then commanded of the Lord to enter the race to become the President of the United States of America, I did even unto the present time, I am yet running to become the President, only God knows the date and time appointed for me to become the President. I love God and all of the people of this great nation and I hope to serve as your next President 2016.

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California Democratic Presidential Primary Delegate Allocation

475 of 548 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of California's presidential primary.

317 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the state's 53 congressional districts. 158 delegates -- 105 at-large delegates and 53 party leaders and elected officials -- are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.

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