Is Americans Elect a political party? Despite its protests to the contrary, the answer is a hearty Yes Indeed. The latest proof of Americans Elect’s status as a political party comes from the state of Arizona, where the Secretary of State has released counts of registered Americans Elect political party members in Arizona counties, U.S. […]
Is Americans Elect, the first-ever corporate privatized online presidential nomination, a political party?
Gosh, no, said Americans Elect in the Spring of 2011:
“Here is what Americans Elect is not. We are not a third party. We are not a political party of any sort.”
Golly, no, said Americans Elect in the Summer of 2011:
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:
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 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 […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]