Disenfranchisement. Oligarchy. Plutocracy. These are now the official principles of Americans Elect. Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation funded by Wall Street hedge fund executives that is trying to run its own online privatized presidential nomination in 2012. Until now the Americans Elect corporate board has paid lip service to the idea of democracy within the Americans Elect process. That changed today. [...]
Americans Elect is the first-ever 501c4 corporation to want to run its very own privatized online election to nominate a presidential candidate. It’s only 100 days until the first ballot. But it has run a preliminary vote already. Did Americans Elect abide by the results? [...]
Americans Elect is the first-ever privatized online presidential nomination in American history, and Americans Elect has just released a new set of Convention Rules. You can read through a mirrored copy of the new Rules here and compare them to the old Rules for yourself. Americans Elect is characterizing the rules as a loosening of [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
In less than 5 months time, the 501c4 corporation called Americans Elect will start holding its rounds of online voting in which candidates for President of the United States will vie for Americans Elect’s nomination and its 50-state ballot access. But before the first online vote is cast, the Americans Elect corporate board and its [...]
[Editor's note: William Busa has asked Irregular Times to share the following open letter to Americans Elect regarding its new "Candidate" page, on which Americans Elect promotes ranked presidential contenders according to their alleged "National Match" with Americans' values. We're happy to oblige. - Jim Cook]
To: Kahlil Byrd, CEO, Americans Elect From: William Busa [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]