One of the reasons the Americans Elect corporation failed to attract significant public support in its bid to run a privatized candidate for U.S. President in 2012 was that it declared something in public, then actually did the exact opposite in practice — not just once
“Surprisingly surprising is the politics of politics.”– Maine State Representative Jennifer DeChant In the Spring of 2014, the Maine Republican Party political director Justin Richards declared his party had a new strength. “The Maine Senate is absolutely a target for us and the House is
If your politics are anywhere to the left of Pat Robertson, the two major parties offer no viable option in the Tennessee Senate race. Consider the Republican incumbent, Bob Corker. Corker may have good hair, but he’s got a nasty policy record. In 2011 Corker
There’s only 1 day left for any candidate to get the needed 1,000 votes in 10 states to qualify for the Americans Elect presidential ballot spot — unless Americans Elect changes the rules in the middle of a vote, that is. AE Transparency has come
When it became clear that despite its money and inside connections Unity08 was not attracting popular support, its two chief leaders abandoned their pretense to not having a preferred presidential candidate and stepped down from Unity08 to start the Draft Bloomberg Committee. It turned out
Before today, I’ve spent some time discussing the bizarre factual inaccuracies riddling the profiles of politicians generated by Americans Elect. A few examples: In the Americans Elect ratings system, Barack Obama is listed as standing in support of tax hikes only and not spending cuts,
They say that the greatness of the American political system is built upon the principle of 1 Person, 1 Vote. If that’s true, then Americans Elect has reached the pinnacle of greatness today. The Americans Elect system for drafting presidential candidates is open today, with
80 days from now, on April 17 2012, Americans Elect is scheduled to hold its first online-only vote for its delegates to choose between drafted presidential candidates. The official Americans Elect rules mandate that efforts to draft candidates must build support through the Americans Elect
It’s only 85 days until the first ballot of the Americans Elect presidential nomination, the first ever all-online presidential nomination in which a corporation will decide which candidates can run, the same corporation will run the election, and yes, the very same corporation is in
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
As the no-financial-disclosure 501c4 corporation Americans Elect proceeds in its plans to run its own private online election to nominate a presidential candidate in 2012, someone ought to be looking over their shoulder to make sure each i is dotted and each t is crossed.
Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?