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Americans Elect Funder and Chair Peter Ackerman Hires Son to run Rules Committee

For a connected chain of private political corporations, arranging presidential elections is a family affair.

In the 2008 election season, when Unity08 organized to run its own ticket for President of the United States, co-founder Hamilton Jordan had his daughter placed in the leadership of its youth effort, UnityPetition. Jordan also placed his daughter’s schoolteacher […]

Americans Elect files as political party in Florida

I am indebted to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News for his discovery that Americans Elect has filed papers to gain recognition in the state of Florida as a political party. As of today, the 2012 presidential contending group does not yet appear on the official list of approved political parties in Florida; barring any […]

Four Years Ago, Now

Four years ago, the corporation with a plan to run its own candidate for president called Unity08 refused to remove “delegates” from its list after they became disgusted with it.

This week, the corporation with a plan to run its own candidate for president called Americans Elect is refusing to tell companies gathering signatures for […]

Another Unity08 Old Hand at Americans Elect: Roger Craver

As Americans Elect readies itself for a public launch in the Spring of 2011, some people may say to themselves, “Boy, this sounds more than little bit like the old Unity08.” There’s a reason for that: Americans Elect is a continuation of the the old Unity08. Although the two groups have different names, there is […]

Open Letter to Americans Elect: Questions and an Invitation to Dialogue

Having initiated contact with Americans Elect by phone and e-mail multiple times over the past months, and having received no reply, I’ve decided to write a formal letter. The following is a copy of a letter sent by certified mail today to Americans Elect, the 501(c)(4) political corporation with the goal of electing its own […]

Americans Elect Provides Second Revision of Goals, Dumping Poll-Based Decisionmaking

When Unity08 transformed itself into the Unity12 Task Force this April, it described itself in terms nearly identical to those of Unity08:

The goal of the Unity12 Task Force is to set the stage for an effort to nominate a Unity Ticket for President and Vice-President of the United States in 2012. This ticket will […]

Wall St. and Lobbyist Shill Sam Waterston At Stewart Rally

The John Stewart Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear is featuring corporate spokesman Sam Waterston, who promoted the lobbyist power grab project of Unity08. What kind of “sanity” is he working to “restore”? […]

Americans Elect: It’s a [bloody useless] Trademark Now

In preparation for a launch of its mysterious not-a-party third-party presidential bid in the early months of 2011, Americans Elect has filed a trademark for the phrase “Americans Elect” as well as for a three-stars and two-bars logo design to be distributed on metal key chains.

The graphic trademark is nominally unique, if pretty […]

Nick Troiano of Unity08: Americans Elect Will Launch at the Start of 2011

As the new 3rd quarter report of Americans Elect reveals, Nick Troiano has been hired as Communications Manager for the political corporation, the goal of which is to elect its own presidential and vice presidential candidates to the White House in 2012. Troiano had a double relationship with Unity08; after being recruited as a high […]

With Americans Elect on the Sideline, Jokesters Hop on the Unity12 Memewagon

Americans Elect, the corporation with an aim of nominating its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States in 2012, has remained silent for an unexpectedly long time. All of its activity, from declaring its existence as the Unity12 Task Force in April, to paying the legal bills of Unity08 in May, […]

Before Going Public, Unity12 Task Force Starts Ballot Efforts in California

Editor’s note: the “Unity12 Task Force” has renamed itself Americans Elect for the 2012 election season, but the remainder of this article remains factual and relevant.

The four websites associated with the Unity12 Task Force —,, and — are currently placed in standby mode with no content on them. Neither the […]