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Documentation Note: Peter Ackerman, Rockport Capital, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Americans Elect

This brief post serves as a coda to the privatized election saga of Americans Elect 2012 and a prelude to whatever stage of activity Americans Elect might plan next.

Three points of information:

  • A search of Florida’s corporation records reveals that, rather than dissolving itself, Americans Elect is still active, filing an annual report on May 1 2013 that lists Peter Ackerman, Kahlil Byrd and Joshua Levine as primary corporate officers.
  • The next indication of Americans Elect’s continued or discontinued activity will come at the end of the month, when Americans Elect is due to post its annual report in the state of Maine. Americans Elect was active in Maine in 2012, funneling significant amounts of money from out-of-state financial sector titans into the campaign for Senator Angus King.
  • Placing these reports in context, this April 17 document places Peter Ackerman not at the margin of economics and politics but near its center. Throughout his involvement with presidential election privatization efforts at Americans Elect, Peter Ackerman has remained with Rockport Capital, the wealth investment and management firm he founded. Ackerman not only remains a member of the Council on Foreign Relations but is a board member.

6 thoughts on “Documentation Note: Peter Ackerman, Rockport Capital, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Americans Elect”

  1. Bill says:

    And, lest we forget, AECorp board member Kahlil Byrd also serves as President of the homophobia-celebrating StudentsFirst organization…a fascinating connection.

    1. Bill says:

      Oops…please pardon me for leveling such a charge without substantiating it, and as well for leaving out so many other interesting facets of StudentsFirst, which is so much more than merely homophobic. I should have said:

      And, lest we forget, AECorp board member Kahlil Byrd also serves as President of the homophobia-celebrating StudentsFirst, an organization which is also stridently anti-union (as just one for-instance: in a recent point-counterpoint feature on its web site it granted a teachers union member all of 226 words in which to make his case, while giving a strident anti-unionist 1,723 words, including the fascinating assertion that “if Finland had no collective bargaining at all, its student achievement would be even higher”. StudentsFirst proudly supports education vouchers and charter schools, traditional dog-whistles for the corporatization of American primary education.

      Byrd’s experience building AECorp with secret funding from corporate plutocrats and Wall Street tycoons is a natural match for StudentsFirst, whose known six- seven- and eight-figure donors include:
      * Partnership For Ohio’s Future (the electioneering arm of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce)
      * The Walton Family (AKA Walmart) Foundation
      * Wall Street tycoons Michael Bloomberg, David Tepper, Alan Fournier, and John Arnold (source)

      1. Jim says:

        Fascinating, indeed!

  2. Count Stephen 1 of Sealand says:

    I’d like to remind everyone of the Council of Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group, Illuminati, etc. and the New World Order!

  3. Joshua says:

    Jim: Less than a month after filing that annual report with Florida, Americans Elect Corp. went on to file a withdrawal from that state. See the link above for “Florida’s corporation records.”

    1. Jim Cook says:

      Thanks for the tip, Joshua… that document was filed May 16 2013.

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