Is the Americans Elect corporate brand of privatized elections dead? Is it sold off to bidders?
Not if you go by Minnesota Public Radio’s April 1 half-hour segment featuring Peter Ackerman. In that segment he is billed explicitly as the current Chairman of the Americans Elect corporation and spends some time discussing the changes he desires in the future of American politics.
Despite earlier claims to the contrary, the political corporation has not been dissolved and sold off. According to its January report to the Federal Election Commission, Americans Elect retains at least $400,000 in assets contributed by Ackerman himself, the hedge fund Passport Capital and billionaire Michael Bloomberg.
Keep your eyes on Peter Ackerman, Kahlil Byrd, Joshua Levine, the private capital community and Americans Elect. Their plans are entirely private, but they don’t appear to be finished yet.