In Solicitation for Funds, Americans Elect Reveals Budget and Ballot Access Plans
Americans Elect is a private 501c4 corporation with plans to elect its own candidate for President and Vice President of the United States. A leaked solicitation to the well-heeled for funds indicates the scope of its budget and the time frame for its ballot access plans.
Alex Rodrigues, who has done graphic design work for Americans Elect contractor Proverb LTD and for Americans Elect itself, uploaded a few pages earlier this year from the “Ballot Access Fund” solicitation sent to wealthy Americans, asking for their large-dollar donations to put an Americans Elect presidential ticket on state ballots across the nation.
Americans Elect has not shared either its ballot access plans or its budgetary requirements with the American voting public to this degree of specificity, which means that the American voting public has not been able to ask questions. Questions like “why are Virginia, West Virginia and Minnesota off Americans Elect’s map?” Questions like “Americans Elect estimates that it will take $10.13 million to get on the ballot in enough states to gain 279 electoral votes. But Americans Elect has only disclosed the source of $1.55 million of its funding. Who are the people fronting Americans Elect the other $8.58 million, and on what terms?”
The people who’ve seen this information, and the people who’ve had the privilege of being able to ask those kind of questions, are the members of the wealth elite who’ve been contacted by Americans Elect for discussions. Discussions with the wealthy are conveniently located behind closed doors. Americans Elect has learned its lessons from its last go-round under the name of Unity08, when it told the little people about its plans early on and then had to shut the little people up when they started thinking for themselves and going off script. There’s been none of that messy citizenship business this time around.
I’d really love to know what’s on pages 2-9 of that solicitation, wouldn’t you? Go ask the hedge fund manager, wealth management specialist or socialite who’s snug in your circle of friends; chances are they’ve got a copy they’d be willing to lend.
Update: Within hours of the posting of this article, the images from Americans Elect’s Ballot Access Fund solicitation have been removed from Rodrigues’ website. Someone doesn’t want you to see the information that solicitation contains; they’re trying to shove it all down the memory hole. But they can’t take the images off of Irregular Times, and that’s why a screen capture is always handy.