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Neutrality? Americans Elect Leader Tweets His Heart Out for Buddy Roemer

Update, April 3 2012: some time in the last two days, Americans Elect revised its Who We Are web page to remove reference to Lawrence Lessig as part of its “Leadership.” He is now listed there as a member of an official board of Americans Elect, without any reference to him being in “Leadership.”

Does [...]

Neutrality? Americans Elect Leader Mark McKinnon Expresses Support for Presidential bid of fellow Americans Elect Leader David Walker

Talk about inside games.

Despite bylaws and handbooks written by Americans Elect forbidding the Americans Elect organization, its leadership and its staffers from speaking or acting to promote a presidential candidate, it was confirmed earlier today that a day after David Walker was introduced to the country as an Americans Elect presidential contender, Americans Elect [...]

The General Election Pledge Americans Elect Hasn’t Made

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 charge of how the votes are counted. What else do [...]

Confirmed: While Douglas Schoen Adopted Pose of Discovering Americans Elect, he was Working for It

Before this morning, it was already known that pollster and pundit Douglas Schoen had been writing for months (12/31/10, 4/7/11, 6/8/11, 8/25/11) about the need for an alternative to the two major political parties and, eventually, about his discovery of “evidence” for a groundswell of “discontent coursing through the electorate” in the formation of a [...]

Americans Elect rewards Special Interest funder with position on Board of Advisors

There’s a lot going on this week with Americans Elect, the 501c4 corporation that aims to have its own candidate elected President of the United States in 2012. Let’s nail down one small part of the big picture today.

Thanks go out to Matea Gold and the Los Angeles Times for pointing me to a [...]

Americans Elect Corporate Bylaws tucked into Nevada Transparency Site

Americans Elect is both a corporation and a political party that has been working since April of this year to put its own presidential ticket on the ballot in 2012. Thanks to the transparency laws of the state of Nevada, which requires the posting of corporate bylaws for any group trying to form a political [...]

Can Advertising Journalists Be Trusted On Independent Expenditures?

How can we trust journalists who are deriving their income from an advertising system that’s currently being filled with independent expenditures? [...]

Obama Helps Mike McConnell Through The Revolving Door

The way that Obama has helped Michael McConnell maneuver so quickly through the revolving door between government and the private sector demonstrates that we ought not to accept Obama’s promises at face value. [...]