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Mike Bloomberg Handing Over $80 Million to Peter Ackerman of Americans Elect

Peter Ackerman is the Founder, Chairman, apparent primary Funder and President of Americans Elect.

Americans Elect is the first-ever privatized online presidential nomination with heavy control over nominee selection by a Board of Directors.

That Board of Directors was appointed by Peter Ackerman and his surrogates.

Peter Ackerman is a co-founder, Director and the majority [...]

1, 2, 5 years ago… and today

One year ago today, the Patriot Act was headed toward reauthorization. Populist resistance would temporarily stall its reauthorization, but at the end of May reinstated Patriot Act powers for four years, their longest term yet without congressional review. From that day to today, there have been no new bills introduced to the Congress that would [...]

Sh*t Politicians Say? Americans Elect is Saying the Same Sh*t

It’s a clever video, slickly produced. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s funny. It’s hilarious, even.

But the next time Americans Elect produces a viral video criticizing the “Sh*t Politicians Say,” it might want to check its own website for the same words.

Sh*t Politicians Say Americans Education Freedom Ingenuity Innovation Jobs [...]

Delay in Rolling Out Americans Elect Campaign Capability Heavily Advantages Big Money

In the campaign literature Americans Elect originally used to disseminate information about its first-ever privatized online presidential nominating election, a date of November 6 was set as the starting time when candidates and draft campaigns could begin signing up followers on the americanselect.org website. That date came and went as Americans Elect dropped the date [...]

Bernie Sanders within 50 of knocking Buddy Roemer off Americans Elect Preferred List. What Next?

Americans Elect, the privatized presidential nominating corporation, has made a point of giving Buddy Roemer favor since it started tracking presidential contenders two months ago. Roemer got the official “Top National Match” spot with prominent mention and an extra-large glowing graphic shortly after Roemer made an appearance at an Americans Elect event and shortly before [...]

Americans Elect: 1 Employee is Worth 4 Students or 100 Union Members

According to the Americans Elect Draft Rules by which it proposes to run the nation’s first privatized online presidential nomination in 2012, anybody who’s constitutionally qualified to be President can ask Americans Elect for permission to run. Anybody can ask, but only some contenders will be allowed to run. The Candidate Certification Committee will get [...]

Substance? Candidates Must answer all Americans Elect Platform of Questions within 90 Seconds

Americans Elect has been promoting itself as a vigorous exercise of democracy by talking up its Platform of Questions, which Americans will draft, sort of:

PLATFORM OF QUESTIONS

Americans Elect delegates will collectively decide on a “platform of questions” that all candidates will be required to answer in order to seek the nomination. These questions [...]

Bernie Sanders on Track to Overtake Americans Elect Favored Buddy Roemer. What Then?

The privatized presidential nomination system called Americans Elect has erased all trace of it, but it’s important to note recent history:

In early November, Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer made an appearance at an Americans Elect event. Shortly after that, Americans Elect promoted Buddy Roemer’s candidacy, making public its “finding” that Buddy Roemer is the [...]

Americans Elect introduces new “Priorities” Ranking System… Contradicting its Old System

What is Americans Elect doing?

At one level, we know what Americans Elect is doing: it intends to run the first-ever corporate privatized presidential nomination in little more than four months’ time. But on the path to that nomination, it’s rather unclear what Americans Elect is doing; its procedures, rationales, leadership, communications, funding and metrics [...]

On The Issues Shares Americans Elect Candidate Rating Methodology, Grading Obama in Bizarre Fashion

A private company called On The Issues has been assigned by Americans Elect to the task of rating certain 2012 presidential contenders over others, and the results are currently casting favor upon its Top Nine ranked contenders, each one a Republican. After some delay, On The Issues has released its methodology to reporter Jonathan Tilove, [...]

Daily Caller: Americans Elect and Buddy Roemer in Joint Attendance Before AE Rolled Out Roemer Promotion

Americans Elect leadership is prohibited from communicating or acting in favor of any candidate for President Americans Elect bylaws:

Section 4.12. Neutrality of Directors. Board members shall not communicate or act in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for President or Vice President at any time before the adjournment of the online nominating [...]