As the successor to Americans Elect, a political corporation called Level the Playing Field has been making legal and public relations moves to change access to presidential debates and change the rules for voting. These are preludes for plans to run a candidate for President
Level the Playing Field to Public: We’re Not Running Candidates for President. LPF to FEC: Yes, We Certainly Are.
One of the reasons the Americans Elect corporation failed to attract significant public support in its bid to run a privatized candidate for U.S. President in 2012 was that it declared something in public, then actually did the exact opposite in practice — not just once
Peter Ackerman has a flair for timing. The former Michael Milken acolyte and Wall Street tycoon, who maintains a guarded set of offices one block away from the White House, has managed to make a political splash just as members of Congress head for the
Will Americans Elect Run a Presidential Candidate in 2016? What Americans Elect Does (and doesn’t) Say
Q. Are you supporting an independent candidate for President in 2016? A. No. Please do not assume that any of the signatories to the Change the Rule letter are committed to voting for an independent candidate in 2016. Individually, we may each decide that the
During its nine-year history, the privatized-presidential-election corporation called Americans Elect has taken on many names: Americans Elect, Change the Rule, Level the Playing Field, Unity08, Unity12 Task Force. In a post yesterday about the group’s resurrection for 2016, I noted how its recent activity featured
(Tip of the pen to Richard Winger for getting me started down this path.) Earlier this year Americans Elect leaders popped up with a new organization, a new name (“Level the Playing Field”), and two mysterious payments from that group. The first mysterious payment was made
In a February post this year I noted that Americans Elect leadership had popped up yet again with a new name: “Level the Playing Field.” At least two mysteries surrounded the Americans Elect group, which has petitioned the FEC to allow one and only one third-party candidate
Americans Elect has returned in a new guise. The corporation that started as Unity08, sought to direct its own privatized presidential nomination in 2008 and 2012, and failed in those bids due to a lack of public support is now regathering its staff and reintroducing itself as
A tip of the pen to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, who broke the leading edge of this story: Americans Elect is back. The Wall Street-funded corporation that sought to run its own privatized candidate in the 2008 and 2012 U.S. presidential elections has
Americans Elect was a venture funded by wealthy political insiders to try to siphon earnest political activists away from other causes in order to support the politicians who favor the destruction of Social Security. The group, led by a Board of Directors consisting of Peter
Americans Elect Corporate Leaders Ditched Populism Entirely to Support 2014 Private Equity Senate Candidate
Last October, I noted the strong connection between Americans Elect corporate leadership and the 2014 Senate candidacy of private equity candidate Greg Orman through an entity called the Committee to Elect an Independent Senate, founded by Americans Elect CEO and private equity financier Peter Ackerman.