Why are the candidates in the 2016 Republican presidential nomination so extreme? To some extent, the unfortunate answer is that the candidates are extreme because Republican voters have become extreme. That’s not a complete explanation, however. In addition to the run-of-the-mill right wing extremism of
When it was trying to win the support of the American people, the corporation called Americans Elect made a pledge not to support or oppose any political candidate. It was a neutral player in the political system, Americans Elect told us; it was just trying
When the 501(c)(4) corporation Americans Elect was trying to convince people in 2010, 2011 and 2012 to give it money and participate in its process, it promised that Americans Elect had no hidden agenda, no favored candidates. Americans Elect promised that the people, not its
In the all-online corporate privatized presidential nomination effort called Americans Elect, there are different levels of participation: 1. Facebook Fan: someone who “likes” Americans Elect on Facebook. As of this morning, 466,625 people have “liked” Americans Elect on Facebook. 2. Account holder: someone who signed
The privatized presidential campaign corporation called Americans Elect has made repeated public claims that it has at least “400,000 delegates” (source | source | source). However, Americans Elect has refused to release a verifiable count of delegates, and there are good reasons to believe that
Updated 4/28 10:08 pm to reflect the fact, confirmed at http://aetownhall.com/node/119#new, that Americans Elect delegate BarberB has created the Americans Elect Town Hall website independently: “I built this website on my own with no support for AE, and in fact proposed this as the build
Americans Elect, a corporation that is trying to run and count the votes in the nation’s first-ever online-only presidential nomination, issued a press release on March 14 2012 in which it claimed to have 400,000 delegates: Americans Elect delegates, which now total more than 400,000
Update, March 8 2012: More Vogon Democracy… Update, March 7 2012: Americans Elect has responded, fixing its violation of Rule 12.2… … by posting an update with a link to the motion: I am glad to see Americans Elect move into greater compliance with its
Americans Elect Invents New Restriction for Delegates that’s Not in its Rules or Bylaws. Time for Delegates to Voice Formal Dissent.
Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation that doesn’t disclose the sources of its funding, that wants to run the nation’s first-ever privatized online presidential nomination, and that wants to bump aside impartial boards of election to count its own votes. Americans Elect has a set
On the last day of January 2012, Americans Elect rolled out its online voting system by which identity-verified delegates could draft candidates to appear on the ballot for the Americans Elect presidential nomination. Americans Elect has indirectly referred to the number of people participating in
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.