Should candidates falsifying their backgrounds be barred from office?

BOX SCORE: Candidate Employment Fraud
Should candidates falsifying their backgrounds be barred from office?

Puzzle Summary:

POLI the AI asks, "Where can we agree?" It's one thing for a candidate to be conflicted in their views and play up whatever the audiences wants to hear, it's another thing to bald-face lie about basic qualifications for office.

ONE PARROT boasts all's fair in love, war, and politics. If the party, election officials and the media don't care enough to vet candidates for office then it's up to the voters to decide. THE OTHER PARROT roasts those who think lying to get what they want is acceptable, it sets a bad example for children, and encourages our enemies to distrust the US even more. Almost all job applications are subject to background checks, and the people essentially hire their elected officials. Candidates should have to file a public record background affidavit.

Both Parrots make their good points over and over and over again. What did our nonpartisan scoring system say?                       

BOX SCORE for the Candidate (Employment) Fraud
:Weighted-Average: Forecast

:68%: ± 7% Nonpartisan Score
Sides of the Table 4/4

Wall of Information 7/8
Cultural Windows 11/16
Columns of Bias 7/8



Top Four Key Reasons in Favor of Ending Candidate Employment Fraud

The people have lost trust in government
Bearing false witness is a sin
Quality lying is a sign of a sociopath
Discourages inauthentic primary challenges


Top Four Key Reasons Against Ending Candidate Employment Fraud

Invasion of the candidate’s privacy
Enables yellow journalism
Win at all costs
Great leaders have serious quirks


Where Can We Agree?®: Four Odd Couples In-Favor

Activists & Gun Owners
Urban Part Time & Ag States
Moralist Republicans & Ethicist Democrats
Planet First Democrats & Core Republicans


Where Can We Agree?®: Four Odd Couples Against

Digital Republicans & Rank & File Democrats
Underrepresented & Landlords
Pro-Immigration & Borders and Orders Republicans
Party Favor Democrats & Party Favor Republicans


Four A-hah Moments

(Yes) Leadership and Honesty go together
(Yes) Discourage civil unrest

(No) Lying is a job pre-requisite
(No) Governor’s replacement discretion may conflict with voter’s will


Politics 4.0 DNA (ACGT) Conclusion

We predict an 68% vast super-majority of roles in this country to support Ending Candidate Employment Fraud with a slightly higher error margin of  ± 7%.  Thrift (T) types will that we won’t waste money on failed candidacies. Abundance (A) types will like quality candidates forcing out pretenders. Commerce (C) types will see business people with better resumes running. Governance (G) types will see less disruption from useful idiots.

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