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Americans Elect Says it Has 400,000 Delegates. Fewer than 500 Delegates Tell AE to Continue.

The privatized presidential campaign corporation called Americans Elect has made repeated public claims that it has at least “400,000 delegates” (source | source | source). However, Americans Elect has refused to release a verifiable count of delegates, and there are good reasons to believe that its claim is not true (see here and here). It […]

Americans Elect: Fact Check of Kahlil Byrd’s May 15 Statement Presaging a Rule Change

After the failure of any Americans Elect candidate to meet has released a statement of one of its founding officers, Kahlil Byrd. The statement follows, interrupted in another font with annotated fact checking. Links labeled “source” will direct you to sources supporting the conclusions of the fact check.

Statement by Americans Elect CEO Kahlil Byrd […]

Formal Call for Reversal of Americans Elect Board Of Directors Decision #2, Letting Just 5 People Fund All of Americans Elect

A formal request per Americans Elect Rule 12.2 for Americans Elect to reverse its decision to let just 5 people fully fund an entire privatized corporate presidential nomination system — in secret. Will Americans Elect respond according to its own rules by posting the full statement on its website for delegate support? Watch and see. Will Americans Elect get away with its new system for a Pentarchy? Watch and see. […]

Formal Call for Reversal of Americans Elect Board Of Directors Decision #1, a Violation of Rules and Bylaws

A formal request per Americans Elect Rule 12.2 for Americans Elect to reverse its decision to forbid delegate rule challenges of unanimous Board of Directors decisions. Will Americans Elect respond according to its own rules? Watch and see. […]

Open Letter to Americans Elect by William Busa: Poll Match Fails Professional Standards

[Editor’s note: William Busa has asked Irregular Times to share the following open letter to Americans Elect regarding its new “Candidate” page, on which Americans Elect promotes ranked presidential contenders according to their alleged “National Match” with Americans’ values. We’re happy to oblige. – Jim Cook]

To: Kahlil Byrd, CEO, Americans Elect From: William Busa […]

Open Letter to Americans Elect CTO Joshua Levine Formally Requesting IRS Documents (Yet Again)

[Note: the following open letter has been sent this morning to Americans Elect Chief Technology Officer Joshua Levine in e-mail form, one of the avenues by which the IRS explicitly recognizes official requests for information may take place.]

Dear Mr. Levine,

The following is an open letter which is directed to you and also published […]

Guest Post: Americans Elect: The ‘Little Big Man’ of Astroturf?

Editor’s note: Dr. Dawg has asked to make the following guest post here at Irregular Times, and we’re glad to oblige. — Jim Cook

Americans Elect: The ‘Little Big Man’ of Astroturf?

by Dr. Dawg

As every online marketer knows, registering lots of web site users is one thing, but getting and keeping them engaged […]

Americans Elect Officer Dan Winslow goes on TV and helps Mitt Romney, violating Bylaws

Americans Elect bylaws, the most recent version of which were enacted on July 1 2011, make it very clear how Board Members and Officers of Americans Elect are to behave in regard to presidential candidates:

Officers shall not communicate or act in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for President or Vice President […]

What Americans Elect is Not Telling Us (8/22/11)

Americans Elect aims to accomplish two firsts in 2012:

1. It aims to be the first 501c4 corporation to elect a President of the United States.

2. It aims to be the first-ever presidential nomination process to ditch verification by local elections boards and instead run a private nominating election held entirely online.

Because the […]

Americans Elect makes first communication with Irregular Times: a Takedown Notice

I am happy to say that today, after nearly a year of trying, I finally got someone at Americans Elect to communicate with me.

I’m sorry to say that the content of the communication was a takedown notice.

Last night, I reported on Americans Elect Chief Technology Officer Joshua Levine’s contention on his question-and-answer website […]