Delegate Files Motion Against Americans Elect Policy to let just 1 Voter Nominate a President
At 12:19 pm today, exercising his full rights as a delegate, William Busa filed an official motion to reverse a decision made by the Americans Elect corporation. Mr. Busa sent me the motion by e-mail this afternoon and as a service I’m glad to share it with you:
I, William Busa, an Americans Elect Corporation delegate, write to oppose an Americans Elect Corporation committee or Board action posted on the Americans Elect corporate web site on 3/14/2012 (“An Online Presidential Nominating Process, Version 1.0“). In accordance with Rule 12.2 of the Pre-election Convention Rules of Americans Elect I hereby initiate the process for a vote to reverse the the above-cited action posted on 3/14.
As is discussed in detail in the AE Transparency Caucus analysis posted at http://ow.ly/9FYue, the protested process makes it technically possible for a candidate who receives as few as A SINGLE DELEGATE VOTE to win the Americans Elect Corporation nomination for President of the United States. Even if (as we suspect) the protested document’s language is in error, correction of this error would still enable, in principle, a candidate to win the nomination with as few as TWO total delegate votes. In contrast, approximately 200,000 delegate votes are required, according to the above-cited Rules, to merely reverse any Americans Elect Corporation board of directors or committee action or decision. Enabling a candidate to win the nomination with just 0.001% as many votes as are required in order for the delegates to reverse an Americans Elect Corporation board decision or action clearly reflects very badly on Americans Elect Corporation insiders’ own True Colors, and makes a mockery of the democratic process.
Under Rule 12.2, it is Americans Elect’s obligation to post this motion on its website and call a vote. Whether Americans Elect does so will be an indication of whether it intends to follow its own rules or skirt its rules when convenient. Watch Americans Elect and see what they do.
Seven hours in, Americans Elect has refused to post notice of the motion or to call a vote. This inaction, if sustained, will be in violation of Rule 12.2.