Unity08, the organization that sought to have its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States placed on the November 2008 ballot, filed organization papers as a corporation in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Records show that the corporate registration in each of these jurisdictions was revoked: Washington, DC does not display detail regarding date or reason of revocation, but the corporate certifications of Unity08 in Virginia and Maryland were revoked in November of 2007 for lack of fee payment:
Interestingly enough, the Unity08 corporation maintained activity well past the revocation of its status in November of 2007, making it a bit of a corporate zombie.
The replacement Section 527 corporation called the Unity12 Task Force has differed in its registration practice so far from the that of Unity08. While Unity08 registered in Maryland and Virginia, two states that publish corporate delinquency data, the Unity12 Task Force corporation has only registered in Washington DC, where corporate registration details are not available either for free or online.
Another change in the practices of the Unity 12 Task Force: while Unity08 made the mistake of registering its domain names to Republican operatives, the unity12.com and unity12taskforce.com domain names have been registered using proxies making it impossible to identify the people behind the effort.
These steps will result in fewer questions for the Unity12 Task Force leadership as they proceed in selecting a President and Vice President for the United States of America.