In the site's own words: "The election industry is spending hundreds of millions of dollars in an attempt to influence the presidential election, system is an inefficient waste of money for the candidates and their supporters. is committed to improving this system by bringing the campaign contributors' money directly to the voters."

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Bringing democracy and capitalism closer together. Founded by James Baumgartner (as, produced by and helped by TMark. eBay pulls auction for U.S. presidency
With confusion increasing over who will be the 43rd president of the United States, one eBay auctioneer had put the presidency up for bid. (November 13, 2000)
Slate: If eBay Ran the Election
In the hypothetical future where all votes are traded on the Internet, it's easy to see how bipartisan collusion would line the pockets of politicians at the expense of voters by holding down the price of votes. (October 31, 2000)
Slate: Buy This Vote! The Web puts democracy on sale
The schemes generated a lot of media attention and some sellers and buyers-the bidding on eBay reached $10,100, and Voteauction found 200 takers in a single day. (August 23, 2000)
Daily Gazette: Web site offering votes for sale draws concern
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate student James Baumgartner says he's doing a service to the country with his new Web site by encouraging participation in elections. (August 19, 2000)
AuctionWatch: Straight Talk from
You, the taxpayer who finances the monkey show, now has a chance to partake of the corruption that is politics. (August 18, 2000)
News and discussion forum. (August 17, 2000)
The Register: Votes for sale online in the US
Chicago's gangster ridden past has come back to haunt city officials with the appearance of a new website -, where people can register to sell their vote to the highest bidder. (May 10, 2000)
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