The return of Americans Elect as the Level the Playing Field Foundation signifies plans for the 2016 presidential election that bear watching, especially considering the deep pockets of Level the Playing Field’s chairman and sole funder, the private wealth investment tycoon Peter Ackerman. The point
Americans Elect has returned in a new guise. The corporation that started as Unity08, sought to direct its own privatized presidential nomination in 2008 and 2012, and failed in those bids due to a lack of public support is now regathering its staff and reintroducing itself as
The Green Party can talk all it wants about how corporations control the system, and how the electoral system is rigged, but these complaints are insignificant in comparison to one much more basic problem facing the Greens…
A filing made yesterday with the Federal Election Commission and published by the FEC today shows that the 501c4 corporation Americans Elect has flooded the state of Maine with $89,695.10 more in funding to support the U.S. Senate campaign of Angus King. This money comes
When Americans Elect paid signature gatherers to obtain a line on the 2012 ballot in state after state, it told us that its actions weren’t selfish. No, Americans Elect said, it was taking action on behalf of the American people, to give us all “more
Americans Elect, a mysteriously-funded effort to run a privatized presidential nomination, went into hibernation as a national corporation in the Spring of 2012. But Americans Elect doesn’t only exist as a national corporation; it also exists as a number of state parties. Americans Elect has
Section 8.3 of the bylaws of Americans Elect state: Section 8.3. Convention Votes. Votes to draft or nominate candidates shall be governed by the convention Rules as adopted by the Rules Committee and ratified by the Delegates in accordance with these Bylaws. Where these Bylaws
In the last week, Americans Elect has quietly gone out of its way to change the ballot access terms for David Walker, a presidential candidate about whom Americans Elect has written glowingly and who also sits on its Board of Advisors. Why has Americans Elect gone to this trouble? Nobody knows.
Yesterday, Jill Stein announced that, in cooperation with the New Mexico Green Party, her campaign had successfully gathered more than enough signatures to get the Green Party on the ballot in New Mexico. She did so without accepting any corporate support. Jill Stein is showing that Rocky Anderson was wrong – an alternative presidential candidate does not need to run into the arms of big corporate money to gain ballot access.
As week after week after week passes, initial moderate flows of support to Americans Elect candidates have slowed to tepid streams and finally down to a meager trickle. This past Saturday, AE Transparency compiled statistics on how close drafted and declared candidates in the Americans
Americans Elect Steps Up Attacks on Democracy: Now a Corporate Board Decides Who’s On and Off the Ballot
Disenfranchisement. Oligarchy. Plutocracy. These are now the official principles of Americans Elect.
Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation funded by Wall Street hedge fund executives that is trying to run its own online privatized presidential nomination in 2012. Until now the Americans Elect corporate board has paid lip service to the idea of democracy within the Americans Elect process. That changed today.