As you may recall, from 2010 to 2012 the Americans Elect corporation operated an effort to try and elect its own candidate for President of the United States via a privatized selection run by a corporate board. That effort failed dismally despite repeated national promotion due to the lack of interest and support of the [...]
In February 2012, Republican state representative and Americans Elect chief legal counsel Dan Winslow said you know it’s time to reform the presidential election system when technical difficulties interfere with democratic process:
Americans Elect has a neutrality policy for itself as a collectivity and for its directors, officers and paid staff.
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…
Rule 10.0 Free Speech and Neutrality. Until [...]
Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation that is working to nominate a candidate for President. Americans Elect leaders say they have no favored candidate. Furthermore, Americans Elect officers are mandated to maintain neutrality regarding candidates, a mandate described in its corporate bylaws:
Section 6.1 Officers and Neutrality. Officers shall not communicate or act in favor [...]
In a tweet sent to Americans Elect chief legal representative Dan Winslow on August 6 2011, “KevinL” linked to the revelation of hedge fund money behind Americans Elect and wrote to Winslow, “Your support of AE exposes you as a hypocrite on transparency & opposing special interests.”
For Daniel Winslow, Americans Elect is like [...]
Americans Elect bylaws, the most recent version of which were enacted on July 1 2011, make it very clear how Board Members and Officers of Americans Elect are to behave in regard to presidential candidates:
Officers shall not communicate or act in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for President or Vice President [...]
A tip of the pen goes to Dan Heard for pointing out an interesting coincidence.
It turns out that Daniel Winslow, one of the six people named recently as senior leaders of Americans Elect, has been a senior political aide to both Republican Mitt Romney and Republican Scott Brown.
Daniel Winslow’s work for Republicans based [...]
In its effort to arrange the election of its very own U.S. presidential candidate in 2012, is Americans Elect a party or isn’t it?
Americans Elect insists to the public and the news media that it IS NOT a political party
“We are not a political party of any sort.” — Americans Elect Facebook page, [...]