The problem is that there are numerous FEC and state regulations governing elections. Until GP.org decides to legally adopt the software, I need to be very careful to follow all of the rules. In order to avoid FEC regulations, the maps do not currently list federal candidates. That was fine when there were only 2 federal candidates, but now that there are 10, (and soon there will be more) they really do need to be listed. Here is how we will do that and still be regulation compliant.
So how do we follow all of the rules with a single website and still avoid federal regulations? Well you cannot. You have to break the website up into multiple websites. Forgive me if I use Justin Paglino as an example. He is running for Congress in Connecticut. He runs https://justin4all.org Hopefully he will be kind enough to let me volunteer with his campaign. Then I can create a separate web site at https://Map.Justin4All.org. It would be the Connecticut state map and all of the Connecticut content. It could optionally have the same look and feel as the Paglino web site https://justin4all.org. But the content would be the Connecticut Green Maps content. The national map would just show the pins with links. Click on a state pin, and it jumps to Map.Justin4All.org. It would still all be on a single server, but the Connecticut branch of the tree would all be on his subdomain.
What if there are two federal candidates in a state. Think of @CongressKate and @The_Pale_H0rse in New York. Well the national map would link to one of the candidates subdomains, say Map.CongressKate.com, but the other subdomain would also work. Map.ThePaleHorse.org. Both would have the look and feel of that candidates website.
Comments are most appreciated.
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