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.