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Americans Elect Holds its First Vote… and it’s Broken

Visit Americans Elect’s home page at americanselect.org and you’ll see the 501c4 corporation’s countdown to its first ballot. According to Americans Elect, the nation’s first-ever 50-state online election to nominate a presidential candidate will be held in just 150 days. Is Americans Elect technically prepared to pull this off without a hitch — without getting [...]

Americans Elect: Crossing Every i, Dotting Every t for the 2012 Election

Is Americans Elect really ready to run the nation’s first ever 50-state presidential nomination, all privately carried out, all online? That’s a hefty technological feat, considering the need for an unquestionably secure and stable software platform, for voter verification and anonymity, and all in less than six months’ time. That’s right — according to the [...]

Americans Elect Refuses to File Public Disclosure Form 1024, Keeping its Political Business Private

Americans Elect wants to run the first ever national online election to nominate a candidate for president in six months’ time, but it seems it can’t or won’t get its paperwork straight.

I’ve been asking for Americans Elect to share its publicly-required tax documentation for nearly a year now, and Americans Elect had not complied [...]

Open Letter to Americans Elect by William Busa: Poll Match Fails Professional Standards

[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 [...]

Technical Glitch: Americans Elect Corporation wants to run private presidential nomination without a hitch, needs 2 Extensions to file with the IRS

Americans Elect says it’s got the technical know-how needed to run the nation’s first-ever online presidential election safely, securely and verifiably, pulling it all off in just six months’ time.

Americans Elect filed with the IRS for an extension on filing its Form 990 as a 501c4 corporation earlier this year, explaining that despite its [...]

Americans Elect Misses its First Benchmark on November 6

Apart from the question of whether it’s a good idea for Americans Elect to run its own private, corporate-run presidential nomination in 2012, there’s the question of whether Americans Elect can technically and organizationally pull the effort off. There’s not much time between now and April 17 2012, when according to its most recently released [...]

Americans Elect Makes Plans to Broker the 2012 Presidential Election

Richard Winger and Mark B. identify a revealing section of the Americans Elect corporate bylaws recently posted online by the states of Nevada and Florida. The Americans Elect corporation, which aims to arrange the election of its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States, imagines a circumstance in which Americans Elect [...]

Americans Elect begins Delegate Signup with Limits to Political Discourse

Americans Elect, the corporation with a goal of electing its own presidential ticket in 2012, opened up its website americanselect.com yesterday to allow Americans to register as “delegates” who will cast votes in an online nominating election next year.

Earlier this year, Americans Elect insisted that “The Delegates—and the rest of the American people—are the [...]

Primary Obama Billboard Campaign Needs $1300 in 8 days

Would you like to see a billboard supporting a primary challenge from the left for Barack Obama? The funding effort to stick one up needs $1,300 more by the morning of May 10. Spread the word and pass the hat.

Americans Elect Political Committee is Terminated in Arizona

Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation registered in Washington, DC with the goal of selecting and electing its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States in 2012. In October of 2010, it also registered itself as a political committee in the state of Arizona, a move which would enable it to [...]

No Americans Elect Petitions Turned in To Date in the State of Kansas

On January 17, Independent Political Report reported a rumor that petitioning for Americans Elect to qualify as a political party in Kansas had been completed:

The petitioner grapevine has it that Americans Elect petitioning has been completed in Arizona and Kansas, but Nevada is the only state that their signatures have been verified to have [...]