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Unity12 Changes its Name and its Goals, Dropping BiPartisanship

In an official filing with the IRS this Monday afternoon, the Unity12 Task Force officially changed its name to Americans Elect.

That’s not all that changed with the filing of status. The leadership and location of Unity12 as Americans Elect are unchanged, but the former Unity12 team did change the declaration of its organizational [...]

Where Does the Unity12 Task Force Dwell? Receipts Say the DC Beltway

The Unity12 Task Force, also simply known as Unity12, has nominal homes distributed across the country: Jim Jonas, administrator for a variety of Unity12-related websites, registers those websites in Denver, Colorado. Unity12′s ballot access efforts are being run by an agency out of California. Kahlil Byrd, the Chief Operating Officer of Unity12, runs Sung Media [...]

Maze of Websites Brings Unity12 Operation Back to GOP Consultant Jim Jonas

Back in 2006, the Unity08 corporation formed to select its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States. Unity08′s pitch: why not have a bipartisan team of one Republican and one Democrat working together in the White House? Given that the office of the President is imbued with power while the office [...]

The Political News I’m Waiting For. What Are You Waiting For?

As the summer progresses, I find myself waiting with interest for the arrival of some pieces of news. Here’s what I’m waiting for:

Section 527 quarterly financial reports. Most non-profit political organizations must file reports of their contributions and expenditures with the IRS on July 15 or July 20. With most reports filed electronically nowadays, [...]

Unity12 Task Force Begins Registrations; Unity08 Was a Corporate Zombie

Unity08, the organization that sought to have its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States placed on the November 2008 ballot, filed organization papers as a corporation in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Records show that the corporate registration in each of these jurisdictions was revoked: Washington, DC does not display [...]

Meet the New Leaders of the Unity12 Task Force

As I noted yesterday, the political group Unity08 has reformed for the 2012 presidential election season as a Section 527 corporation named the Unity12 Task Force. The stated goal of this new corporation is to arrange for the nomination of its own presidential ticket. This ticket is to consist either of members of two parties [...]

Unity08 Resurrected as Unity12 Task Force in Washington, DC

In the 2008 presidential election cycle, the well-connected Unity08 corporation declared that it would run the nation’s first-ever online presidential nomination in order to run its very own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States. Unity08, peppered with lobbyists and media consultants, broke its early small-money pledge and sought to take campaign [...]

Unity08 wins right to unlimited donations and secret-term loans. Watch for the relaunch.

In the 2008 presidential election cycle, the corporation called Unity08 used its media contacts with DC insiders such as David Broder and shared financial history with publications such as The Hill and Atlantic Monthly to spread word that it would run the first-ever secure online presidential nomination, the end of which would be for the [...]

Unity08 Resurrects Itself in Bid for Big Money, Rewriting the Past

You may remember Unity08, the political corporation dedicated to railing against big money while pursuing big donations, railing against lobbyists while putting lobbyists in key leadership positions, railing against the erosion of democracy while forbidding criticism of it, and getting its leaders good seats for the inauguration of its very own President of the United [...]

Multiple Organizations Crowd Out the Unity 2012 Name

From the spring of 2007 to January of 2008, Unity08 declared itself to be a grassroots movement dedicated to bringing the American people together, taking big money out of politics and solving America’s problems by electing its own presidential ticket consisting of one Republican and one Democrat, running together. At the same time, Unity08 dedicated [...]