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FEC Documents Reveal the Functional Center of Americans Elect: Wall Street Money

Meet the voters of Americans Elect. There are only three of them.

Voter #1: Michael Bloomberg. Voter qualification: $500,000 in Wall Street money. Michael Bloomberg made billions of dollars selling high-priced infrastructure to Wall Street traders, allowing those gain unusually quick access to company information so they could make better trades and make more money [...]

Americans Elect Leaders Can’t Stop Themselves from Weighing in on the Presidential Race

Americans Elect has a neutrality policy for itself as a collectivity and for its directors, officers and paid staff.

FAQ:

Does Americans Elect support any candidate?

No. Americans Elect, its directors, officers, and paid staff do not and will not support or oppose any particular candidate…

Rules:

Rule 10.0 Free Speech and Neutrality. Until [...]

Americans Elect Excoriates “Corrupt” Lobbyists, Not Mentioning it is itself Led by Lobbyists

There are times I think that Americans Elect, the first-ever privatized online presidential nomination, is really just somebody’s idea of a funny inside joke, that it must be, because it couldn’t possibly be serious. Tonight is one of those times.

I’ve just read one of Americans Elect’s latest news releases; let me share it with [...]

Christine Todd Whitman Goes to Press a 7th Time to Promote Jon Huntsman, Violating Americans Elect Policy

She’s done it a whopping six times before in a fairly short time. This is the seventh.

The bylaws of the privatized presidential nomination called Americans Elect aren’t vague. They are specific:

Section 4.12. Neutrality of Directors. Board members shall not communicate or act in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for President [...]

Christine Todd Whitman Goes on TV and Promotes Jon Huntsman a Sixth Time, Violating Americans Elect Bylaws

She’s done it five times before; this is the sixth.

The Americans Elect bylaws are very specific, as an Americans Elect Director, Christine Todd Whitman is not supposed to “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 [...]

Americans Elect Director Christine Todd Whitman promotes Jon Huntsman, in Direct Violation of Bylaws

News Item: Christine Todd Whitman Joins the Board of Directors of Americans Elect — November 2011.

News Item:

Former New Jersey Gov. Christie Todd Whitman, who is leading a group to draft a third-party presidential candidate, is encouraging Jon Huntsman to make an independent bid for the White House.

“I would hope he would do [...]

Americans Elect Director Christine Todd Whitman Praises Candidate Jon Huntsman Again in 4th October Interview

With a fourth interview coming to light, the record of Americans Elect Director Christine Todd Whitman‘s non-neutrality stance is as follows:

October 6 2011: interview on MSNBC in which Whitman praises Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman and promotes Americans Elect. October 13 2011: interview with Hippo Press in which Whitman praises Republican presidential candidate Jon [...]

In 3rd Video, AE Director Christine Todd Whitman praises Americans Elect and Jon Huntsman

Is Americans Elect really neutral in the presidential race? In order to preserve its appearance of neutrality, Americans Elect corporate bylaws require its Directors to refrain from promoting any candidate for President:

Section 4.12. Neutrality of Directors. Board members shall not communicate or act in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for President [...]

2nd October 2011 Video Appears in Which Americans Elect Director Praises Jon Huntsman

Americans Elect is a corporation seeking to run the nation’s first private online presidential nomination in the Spring of 2012. The last update of Americans Elect’s Who We Are page, effective October 31 2011, lists Americans Elect’s new Board of Directors. One of the new Directors is the Republican former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd [...]

Christine Todd Whitman, Americans Elect Director, Speaks out for Jon Huntsman for President

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 convention of Americans Elect.

That’s the very specific requirement set out in the bylaws of Americans Elect, the 501c4 [...]