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4 Days Left to Americans Elect 2nd Ballot Deadline, No Candidate halfway to Qualifying, and still getting Coverage

Americans Elect Rules 2.2.2 and 3.2.2 stipulate that any draft or declared presidential candidate wishing to qualify for any of its three rounds of presidential primary voting must obtain sufficient clicks of support on its website 7 days before a round of voting occurs. The sufficient amount varies according to who you are. If you’re [...]

Americans Elect Cancels its First Primary Ballot — not enough Actual People want their Candidates

Americans Elect has been going on for two years now about how the American people are crying out for centrist solutions and bridge-the-middle policies that offer a combination of Republicanism and Democratism. Americans Elect has been going on about finding the vital center in politics on national television, over national radio, and in our national [...]

With 2 Days Left, No Americans Elect Candidate even Halfway to Qualifying

As AE Transparency notes, Americans Elect Rules 2.2.2 and 3.2.2 specify that to qualify for any of its three rounds of presidential primary voting, draft candidates and declared candidates alike must obtain enough clicks of support by seven days before the vote occurs. The first round of voting is on May 8, which means that [...]

With 2 Weeks in and 13 Weeks Left, No Americans Elect Candidate is on Target to Make the Ballot.

In a press release last week, Americans Elect decried the “low turnout” in the Republican party nomination process to date, citing it as the evidence of democracy in failure. You see, “only” 3,028,354 Americans in 9 states have voted so far in the Republican nomination process. Many more are set to vote in the weeks [...]

9 Days In, No Americans Elect Presidential Candidates are on Pace to Get on the Ballot

In a publicity release sent out on January 17 2012, Americans Elect declared the GOP presidential nomination race to be sadly all wrapped up after Iowa and New Hampshire. Americans in other states wanting to express their presidential choice would have to look to (and donate money to) Americans Elect:

Actually, two different GOP [...]

Americans Elect Expands Presidential Petition Push to State of Michigan

A tip of the pen to David Weigel for pointing us to the decision of the Michigan Secretary of State to approve an application by Americans Elect with a plan to collect signatures to place it as a political party on the 2012 ballot in the state. This would allow Americans Elect to proceed with [...]

Maine Marriage Equality Supporters Include. Anti-Gay Forces Exclude.

Yesterday in the city of Augusta Maine, the Reverend Bob Emich, Roman Catholic Bishop Richard Malone and head of the fundamentalist Family Research Council Tony Perkins gathered for a meeting in favor of ending same-sex marriage in Maine. You’ll notice that those leaders are all Christian religious figures. Indeed, the “Stand for Marriage Maine” organization [...]

After a 30 Minute Vote, This Ohioan Pleads: Vote Early to Avoid an Election Day Disaster

A warning to voters in Ohio: the sample ballots advertised from websites like Vote-OH and Ohio Election Central are incomplete (and worse, as in the case of Ohio Election Central, may be stuffed with additional misleading partisan spin). What you’ll face when voting is likely to be much longer, as counties and municipalities add on [...]

Voting in Ohio: Desires, Wants, and Imperatives. My Vote Goes To…

As I’ve explained lately, I’ve been an undecided voter in a presidential swing state for the first time in my life. Well, I’ve decided.

There are a lot of things I want out of this election, things I’m not going to get. I want a presidential candidate who is capable of carrying out the duties [...]