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Americans Elect Strikes Again with Halloween Spending on the Maine Senate Race

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 to strengthen democracy. To that end, Americans Elect pledged that [...]

AE Transparency Starts Petition to Reform Americans Elect’s Anti-Democratic Process

There are approximately 276 ways in which Americans Elect has degraded the standard for transparency, accuracy and democracy in presidential politics, from suppressing votes to less-than-factual representations to the media and on and on, Americans Elect is playing a lords’ game with the vote.

That’s why AE Transparency has created a petition to “Make Americans [...]

Americans Elect could be just what America needs in 2012

The 29 articles written to date at Irregular Times on the resurrection of Unity08 as Americans Elect are not intended as criticism. Rather, the information provided and questions raised within them are intended to raise the profile of this private corporation cum political party as it quietly works behind the scenes to nominate and elect [...]

35 Blue States? 5 Red States? Gallup Data Offers Fear-Fueled Glimpse, Not Fixed Truth

In a press release that has already caused significant hubbub, the Gallup organization has released polling data from 2008 in which Americans are asked to identify themselves as Democratic, leaning Democratic, leaning Republican or Republican. Gallup finds that majority of its respondents identify as Democratic or as leaning Democratic. Furthermore, they use their data to [...]

Michael Arcuri's Betrayals of Democrats Serve Him Poorly

In this Year of Obama, Congressman Michael Arcuri should have been a shoe-in for re-election. Instead, with 44 percent of precincts reporting, it’s 50.5 percent for Richard Hanna, the Republican challenger, and 49.5 percent for incumbent Arcuri. [...]

New York Times and Democratic Party Loyalists: Framers of the Constitution Were “Far Left”

“Far Left,” “left-wing,” “purists.” That’s how the New York Times refers to Americans who are dismayed that after promising to filibuster the FISA Amendments Act, Barack Obama actually voted to stop the filibuster and then voted for its passage.

The FISA Amendments Act is the bill now passed into law that gives a president’s administration [...]

Consumer Picks for Barack Obama’s Running Mate, June 2008

For some time now we’ve been selling buttons, bumper stickers and t-shirts that pair various combinations of candidates as president and vice president into Democratic tickets for the White House in 2008. Now that Barack Obama is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and is in the process of deciding who his running mate will be, [...]

Conyers: House Democrats Allow Gutting of Constitution on Assurances from Bush

John Conyers (who voted against H.R. 6304), explaining today why the Democratic Party leadership acquiesced to a bill that permits the Attorney General to electronically spy upon and physically search any person or property in the United States or elsewhere, without a warrant, in a system policed by the Attorney General him- or her-self:

There [...]

Why is Hillary Clinton Even Bothering with Michigan and Florida Talk?

Over the past three to four days, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has sent multiple messages to my e-mail in-box. These messages go on and on about how important it is to her campaign for president that delegations from Florida and Michigan be seated. But Barack Obama leads Clinton in the delegate count by about 189 delegates [...]

Resolving the Lieberman Contradiction: Party, Ratings and Cosponsorship Overlap between Joseph Lieberman and the Senate, 2007-2008

A Contradiction

“Senator Lieberman is a valued member of the caucus, and he votes with the Democrats a majority of the time,” — Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

“Without a doubt, Lieberman has betrayed the Democrats every time he could get a chance.” — user reason on Alternet.

“One of these [...]

Bumper Sticker Tracking Straw Poll for the Democratic Presidential Candidates: April 13-19, 2008

As the Pennsylvania primary looms, another week has passed in the 2008 presidential race, and that means it’s time to take another peek at our Election-related sales statistics. Since the election debacle of 2004, we’ve kept track of committed support for various 2008 presidential contenders, indicated by sales of Election 2008 bumper stickers, magnets, buttons, [...]