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Immunity, Service, Loyalty, Penalty: Americans Elect Bylaws set up Political Caste System

In the study of any stratified system, the boundaries of caste or rank are identified by noting distinctions in privileges, expectations and penalties for members of different groups within that system. And so if we seek to understand the social system set up by Americans Elect for nominating candidates for president in 2012, we ought [...]

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 [...]

Strategic Third Party Vote Didn't Work in New York

Cynthia McKinney didn’t get anything close to the number of votes that she would have needed to propel the Green Party to an automatic ballot position. [...]

Glenburn, Maine Company Attempts to Trademark "Electoral College"

Just yesterday a t-shirt company we make designs for, Skreened, received a threatening letter from ECSA, Inc. Glenburn Maine, founded and apparently still owned by John N. Diamond and Marcia Diamond. You can read the text of the letter here. In it, ECSA uses lawyer Anthony D. Pellegrini of the firm Rudman & Winchell to [...]

Glenburn, Maine Company Attempts to Trademark “Electoral College”

Just yesterday a t-shirt company we make designs for, Skreened, received a threatening letter from ECSA, Inc. Glenburn Maine, founded and apparently still owned by John N. Diamond and Marcia Diamond. You can read the text of the letter here. In it, ECSA uses lawyer Anthony D. Pellegrini of the firm Rudman & Winchell to [...]

Get your Color-Me-In 2008 Electoral College Map right here

Click on the thumbnail image below to get yourself a printable 2008 Electoral College map. Color it in on Election Night as the results roll in, stick it up on the wall above your bed to help promote insomnia, or use it as a dartboard in a new, improved presidential selection process — who needs [...]