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Americans Elect Alums Gather Around Nick Troiano Campaign to Test New Method for Electing Pols

Three days ago, the Independent Voter Network posted a piece in which it quoted Nick Troiano explaining why he is running for Congress:

I seem to have heard that idea before… but where?

Do you remember what Americans Elect lawyer Daniel Winslow said in October 2012 about the effort to pump $1.75 million in [...]

Calculating the Incalculable Loss

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Which Senate Democrats Have Failed To Confront Discrimination On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation?

These Democrats are the congressional equivalent of the kids in high school who would look the other way while the gay kids got beat up. We list the name of the Senate Democratic cowards here. [...]

August 8: Americans Elect Starts Collecting $$ for Angus King. August 20: Americans Elect Says it Supports No Candidate

Take a look at pages 5 and 6 of this excerpt of the Americans Elect Mission Report. As you can see from that excerpt, the report features a letter signed by Peter Ackerman and dated August 20. August 20 is a full 12 days after August 8, the day an FEC report shows Ackerman gave [...]

In Post to Financiers, Douglas Schoen Indicates Americans Elect will Move Forward Without Democracy

Forbes, the magazine of record for America’s financiers, published an editorial by Douglas Schoen, longtime advisor to both Americans Elect and Michael Bloomberg. In this editorial, Schoen praised the decision by three Wall Street tycoons — Peter Ackerman, John Burbank III and Michael Bloomberg — to chip in $1.75 million of their own money to [...]

Leaders of Corporate-Gifted Super PAC Americans Elect Attack (Yes) Corporate Gifts and Super PACs

The political corporation called Americans Elect has made the act of getting sillier, and sillier, and sillier look like an art form. The latest act of Americans Elect is gallery-worthy.

Last week, Americans Elect leaders Doug Bailey (Unity08 cofounder and Americans Elect candidate recruiter) and Les Francis (Americans Elect Board of Advisors) wrote an [...]

Americans Elect Strikes Again with Halloween Spending on the Maine Senate Race

When it was trying to win the support of the American people, the corporation called Americans Elect made a pledge not to support or oppose any political candidate. It was a neutral player in the political system, Americans Elect told us; it was just trying to strengthen democracy. To that end, Americans Elect pledged that [...]

Using Americans Elect as Instrument, 3 Wall Street Tycoons dump another $420K into Maine Senate Race

In the 1980s and 1990s, a bitter argument raged among political researchers between “state autonomy” theorists who asserted that the American state could at times act independently and “power structure” theorists who asserted that America was dominated by a social network of moneyed people and their associates interacting and coordinating through social bodies. Both theoretical [...]

Olympia Snowe Praises Americans Elect as it Dumps Millions of Wall Street $$ into Maine Senate Race

The St. John Valley Times shares the text of on an October 17 speech given by outgoing Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, praising the work of the 501c4 corporation Americans Elect:

“And I want to leave you with this thought – that we do have a foundation today for rebuilding a government that works. The recent [...]

Americans Elect Completes Violation of Promise, Spending $$ to Oppose and Support Candidates w/o Democracy

In its official IRS Form 990, the 501c4 corporation Americans Elect asserted its freedom from campaign finance restrictions by declaring that “Americans Elect does not and will not support or oppose any candidate or candidate committee.” Click the image for the full Internal Revenue Service document:

Americans Elect broke the “will not support any [...]

Americans Elect Spends another $90,000, sending mail from DC to swing Maine Senate Race

“The Delegates — and the rest of the American people — are the true boss of Americans Elect.” — Americans Elect, “About,” April 2011

“We will never promote any candidate of our own — and the ultimate winner is decided only by the American voters.” — Americans Elect, “About,” July 2011

“The Last Best [...]