As I read through and scan in a paper copy of the Americans Elect Mission Report, I’m tickled by the story Americans Elect is telling about itself, tickled by the inability of Americans Elect staffers to tell a story straight. Even in a document sent only to Americans Elect insiders and boosters, the privatized-presidential-election corporation [...]
Is this what Democracy looks like?
Here’s an e-mail Americans Elect Policy Director Brian Findlay sent me late last night after I followed AE rules and formally moved to reverse its decision to allow as few as 5 people to fully fund Americans Elect:
From: Brian Findlay Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 10:18 PM To: [...]
Americans Elect Policy Director Brian Findlay has responded to a copy of the motion to reverse one of its decisions by refusing to accept the motion while vaguely acknowledging that the motion has a point and generally promising to make some unspecified changes some time in the future. Read the details here. [...]
A formal request per Americans Elect Rule 12.2 for Americans Elect to reverse its decision to forbid delegate rule challenges of unanimous Board of Directors decisions. Will Americans Elect respond according to its own rules? Watch and see. [...]
Update, 6:53 pm: At the end of the event, the succinct answer to the title of this post is “unfortunately not.” Stick a fork in Americans Elect: with its failure to change, it seems pretty much done. [...]
Update, 2/12/2012 @9:18PM: The Short Answer is “No.” The long answer is that Americans Elect refused to answer any probing, difficult questions. The affair, unfortunately, was a public relations event, not a democratic one. See details here.
There’s a 501c4 corporation and political party on the national scene that has been mum on many matters. [...]