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As Americans Elect Continues to Wind Down, Watch 1787 For America

Indications of the last two months are that the privatized presidential election corporation called Americans Elect is shuttering its state operations while maintaining a nominal national presence. The latest Americans Elect state affiliate to go defunct is that of Maine; an annual report from Americans Elect in Maine was due at the end of May [...]

Grassroots? Maine No Labels "ConnectUs" Forum is Busy… With Spam

In the summer of 2012, the DC Beltway corporation No Labels tried to create the appearance of a grassroots movement sweeping across the country in support of tax cuts for corporations and social security cuts for people. Its tool: ConnectUs, a social network platform on which people could earn points by talking about the necessity [...]

The Secretary Of State Is Participating In Anti-Drone Protests?!?

Who else but Green Party leaders would dare to suggest that the U.S. federal government shouldn’t have the power to spy on people without a search warrant, or execute people without trial? [...]

Peter Ackerman Makes April 2013 Public Appearance as Chairman of Americans Elect

Is the Americans Elect corporate brand of privatized elections dead? Is it sold off to bidders?

Not if you go by its April 2 corporate filing with Rhode Island, which as we mentioned yesterday shows that Joshua Levine and Kahlil Byrd are still involved in the organization.

Not if you go by Minnesota Public Radio’s [...]

April 2013 Filing Reveals Americans Elect is Withdrawing but Persistent

From 2006 to 2010 as Unity08, and again from 2010 to 2012 in renamed form, the Americans Elect corporation operated an effort to try and elect its own candidate for President of the United States via a privatized selection run by a corporate board. The privatized election efforts failed for two cycles in a row [...]

Greens Form Shadow Government In The USA

Two potential Green Party candidates for President in 2016 intend not to fade into the background as other Green candidates have done, but to remain conspicuously active in politics for the next four years. [...]

The Unpopularity of The Can Kicks Back, Part II: Campus Chapters

“The Can Kicks Back” depicts itself as a movement of young people who all “individually” decided that taxing more poor people, taxing corporations less, and cutting social programs was a keen idea. The operation is actually one of a constellation of political corporations funded by the billionaire soak-the-poor advocate Peter G. Peterson, sharing funding streams [...]

The Unpopularity of The Can Kicks Back, Part I: Twitter

“The Can Kicks Back” depicts itself as a movement of young people who “individually… had all reached the same decision” that taxing more poor people and cutting corporate tax rates while cutting social security, medicaid and medicare was a really good idea. That’s what “The Can Kicks Back” says about itself. The Can Kicks Back [...]

Americans Elect's Peter Ackerman, Kahlil Byrd and Dan Winslow: Where Are They Now?

As you may recall, from 2010 to 2012 the Americans Elect corporation operated an effort to try and elect its own candidate for President of the United States via a privatized selection run by a corporate board. That effort failed dismally despite repeated national promotion due to the lack of interest and support of the [...]

Americans Elect still a Qualified Political Party in California

A brief note: according to correspondence from the California Secretary of State, Americans Elect is still qualified as a political party in the state of California.

Considering that Americans Elect’s DC corporate status remains “dissolved,” it’s not clear that Americans Elect’s lingering status is anything more than a remainder.

Americans Elect Quietly Lapses and Dissolves

Washington, DC was the home of Americans Elect, the corporate enterprise that attempted to elect a president friendly to finance capital in 2012. Former junk bond prince Peter Ackerman housed the political corporation’s headquarters a mere block away from the White House.

I write in the past tense because Americans Elect exists only in the [...]