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Kahlil Byrd Tells NPR Americans Elect is Not a Political Party when it is a Party. Why?

Advertisements appearing at the New York Times website last week, explaining that Americans Elect is “Not a Party”:

On NPR yesterday:

“We’re not a political party and don’t have an aspiration to be,” said Kahlil Byrd, a political consultant and president of Americans Elect.

The Secretary of State of Ohio the day before yesterday:

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Americans Elect Update: Alaska, Arizona, and Michigan

On February 1 Ballot Access News issued this report on the 501c4 corporation with designs on electing its own presidential ticket in 2012, Americans Elect:

AMERICANS ELECT PARTY BEGINS PETITIONING IN MORE STATES FOR 2012

Americans Elect is a new party that desires to run a presidential nominee in 2012, but not run for any […]

Americans Elect Political Committee is Terminated in Arizona

Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation registered in Washington, DC with the goal of selecting and electing its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States in 2012. In October of 2010, it also registered itself as a political committee in the state of Arizona, a move which would enable it to […]

No Americans Elect Petitions Turned in To Date in the State of Kansas

On January 17, Independent Political Report reported a rumor that petitioning for Americans Elect to qualify as a political party in Kansas had been completed:

The petitioner grapevine has it that Americans Elect petitioning has been completed in Arizona and Kansas, but Nevada is the only state that their signatures have been verified to have […]

Americans Elect Updates: Arizona, Nevada and Ohio

Americans Elect, the 501c4 corporation with plans to nominate its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States, has been busy through the Christmas season while the rest of us have been sipping egg nog.

In Arizona, Americans Elect has registered as a political committee with an official status below the […]

Have You Been Asked to Sign the Americans Elect 2012 Petition?

In at least the states of Arizona and Nevada, paid petition circulators for Americans Elect have been trying to get enough signatures to get this entity — at once both a corporation and a political party — a place on the the ballot for the 2012 presidential elections.

Because this corporation/political party is trying […]

Americans Elect is now a Political Party, and Kellen Arno Takes Over as Secretary

On July 28 2010, Americans Elect, the political corporation with the declared goal of nominating its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States, filed papers to register as an corporate entity in the state of Nevada, as it has done in all 50 states. As in other state filings at the […]

Phoenix Tea Party Patriot: Death Threats and an Obama Hoax to Boot

I have no doubt in the sincerity of actual grassroots participants in the Tea Party movement, even if they’re being used as a convenient backdrop by the big money partisan Republican groups behind every nationally-visible “Tea Party” event. But just because they’re sincere doesn’t mean I admire them.

Some of the participants in the Tea […]

Is the NRA Partisan in its Campaign Finance Activities? Looking for answers in AL, AK, AZ, AR, and CA

Ask the National Rifle Association whether it is a partisan organization, and it will issue strenuous denials.

NRA Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris Cox:

The political reality is that we have President Obama, who had at one point 60 Democratic votes in the Senate and a 39-vote margin in the House. If […]

Arizona Green Party Set Itself Up For Infiltration

If the Green Party of Arizona wants to be taken seriously, it needs to get on top of its game, rather than allowing the Republicans and Democrats to use it as a political shuttlecock. […]

Radicals Massing Along Mexico Border

The Tea Party protest is a statement against the insistence of an increasingly smaller group of Americans who insist upon remaining calm in the face of a lack of crisis. […]