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
Who was College Coordinator for Unity08, the political corporation that that sued for the right to take secret cash donations of unlimited size? Nick Troiano. Who was National Campus Director for Americans Elect, the political corporation that actually did take secret cash donations of unlimited
It may seem like a long time ago, but it was not so long. Back in 2006, a political corporation called Unity08 started sending out well-funded broadcasts and arranging high-profile media placements through its inside connections. While it claimed that it was standing against the
Maybe there’s a splinter group in American culture that’s for unity. If so, please let me know exactly how you’d like to see it work… because my mind is divided, really. Part of my mind runs from the idea of unity, but the other part is curious. Speak to that part, if you can.
Americans Elect, which until this week told America it would run the country’s first-ever privatized all-online presidential nomination, is a corporation organized under Section 501(c)(4) of the IRS code. The federal government requires corporations organized under Section 501(c) to make the following forms available the
Five names have emerged in the leadership of The Committee to Get Walker Running, an entity at draftwalker.com that yesterday morning was nothing but a splash page… …but which by yesterday afternoon was being used to vigorously (and with non-disclosed funding) promote the candidacy of
When it became clear that despite its money and inside connections Unity08 was not attracting popular support, its two chief leaders abandoned their pretense to not having a preferred presidential candidate and stepped down from Unity08 to start the Draft Bloomberg Committee. It turned out
Violating Charter and Bylaws, No Labels and Americans Elect Promote Presidential Bid of Pete Peterson-Funded David Walker
Americans Elect and No Labels, mysterious political corporations that don’t disclose their funders, say they’re not promoting any Presidential candidate… but the behavior of Americans Elect and No Labels seems to be at odds with what they say. Read here for documentation of this mismatch as it applies to David Walker.
Past as Prelude: Unity08 and the Story of Big Bad Iowa & New Hampshire In the 2008 election cycle, the presidential bid called Unity08 started off its appeal for an online presidential nomination election in which it would run an election, count votes, and announce
If someone loaned you $20 million to start an enterprise, would you feel indebted to that person after you paid him or her back? What if the loan were interest-free? [poll id=”19″] I’m asking this question because Americans Elect, the 501c4 corporation trying to arrange
Americans Elect, a 501c4 corporation working to arrange the election of its own presidential ticket in 2012, has rolled out its publicity campaign today with a piece written by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. Friedman wrote his column after being invited by Americans Elect