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 [...]
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 [...]
Richard Winger of Ballot Access News shares a quiet admission by Americans Elect Chief Operating Officer Elliott Ackerman: Americans Elect plans to run candidates under its banner for a variety of offices, not just President of the United States, in 2014.
Why does this matter? It matters from a standard of consistency: Americans Elect has [...]
According to both Americans Elect’s home page and its draft rules, the 501c4 corporation will hold its first round of voting in 147 days, less than five months from now. The outcome of that vote: a nominee for President of the United States of America. Americans Elect will be on the ballot in all 50 [...]
Who supports U.S. government water torture?
Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum. That’s who. (Source: May 5, 2011 Republican Presidential debate)
Looking at data on federally-organized political action committees and Section 527 groups that identify themselves as part of the “Tea Party” movement, we’ve discovered that such openly-disclosed grassroots groups have levels of activity too low to account for the highly visible “Tea Party” activity seen splayed across the national media. Indeed, most of them are [...]
This map of Green Party campaigns you see here is a bit sparse for now, but think of it as a baseline for things to come over the next year. [...]
Yesterday, the Federal Election Commission released its latest statistics on registered candidates for national public office. Here’s the official FEC breakdown of their party identification:
Democratic/DFL Party: 1031 Republican Party: 953 Independent/None: 132 Libertarian: 27 Other: 26 Unknown: 24 Green Party: 14 Constitutional Party: 3 Conservative Party: 2 Reform Party: 2 American Party: 1 Citizens [...]
Now is the time for progressive Democrats in the states of Colorado, Indiana, Hawaii, Arkansas and North Dakota to begin to organize challenges to their disappointing incumbents in the Senate. [...]