This Just In: did you know that Newt Gingrich is impressed with himself?
Double Down, a newly released book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, is filled with a fair amount of stale information about the presidential election of 2012. If you look hard enough, however, you’ll find some information that is both interesting and [...]
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 forces of “big money” and demanded that other political parties [...]
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 [...]
This brief post serves as a coda to the privatized election saga of Americans Elect 2012 and a prelude to whatever stage of activity Americans Elect might plan next.
Three points of information:
A search of Florida’s corporation records reveals that, rather than dissolving itself, Americans Elect is still active, filing an annual report on [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
When the choose-whichever-pro-Wall-Street-candidate-you-want presidential campaign corporation called Americans Elect made its public debut in the summer of 2011, it pledged to the American people that “We don’t promote any issues, ideology, or candidates. None of our funding comes from special interests or lobbyists.” See this snippet from its home page:
Special interest, according to [...]
Despite its repeated call for donations, Americans Elect never really had its hands on that much actual money. One man, the self-appointed Americans Elect Chairman Peter Ackerman, apparently donated $8 million to get the group started. But as the corporation’s recently disclosed Form 990 reveals, despite paying $1,118,598 million in fundraising fees Americans Elect only [...]