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Americans Elect Doubles Down on Fib about Platform of Questions in August 2012 Report

As I read through and scan in a paper copy of the Americans Elect Mission Report, I’m tickled by the story Americans Elect is telling about itself, tickled by the inability of Americans Elect staffers to tell a story straight. Even in a document sent only to Americans Elect insiders and boosters, the privatized-presidential-election corporation [...]

Did Americans Elect’s Elliot Ackerman and Mark McKinnon play Chuck Todd for a Chump on Natl TV?

Did Elliot Ackerman and Mark McKinnon just play TV personality Chuck Todd for a chump? Or was Chuck Todd trying to chump the American people too?

On MSNBC yesterday, Chuck Todd invited Elliot Ackerman, COO of the privatized presidential nomination corporation Americans Elect, to come onto his shown and talk about possible presidential candidates. Todd [...]

Grassroots vs. “Grassroots”: Americans Elect Orlando and Occupy Orlando

Item, September 27 2011: Americans Elect Chief Executive Officer Kahlil Byrd and Chief Operating Officer Elliot Ackerman travel to Orlando, Florida to personally recruit citizens to start a local branch movement. Three people sign up that day. None sign up since. The Americans Elect meetup for Orlando advertises 18 members for its chapter. Of those [...]

Asked Point Blank, Americans Elect Refuses to Disclose $$$ from Billionaire Peter Ackerman

CSPAN Washington Journal, September 25 2011, featuring the Chief Operating Officer of Americans Elect, a 501c4 corporation attempting to run its own candidate for President in 2012:

Washington Journal Moderator Libby Casey: Who is Peter Ackerman, and how much money is he contributing?

Americans Elect Chief Operating Officer Elliot Ackerman: Um, Peter Ackerman is one [...]

Americans Elect Picks Core Questions for 2012 without Member Input

As Policy Director and then as Chief Operating Officer, Americans Elect corporate leader Elliot Ackerman has been saying for many months that the ordinary citizen members of Americans Elect, not Americans Elect corporate leadership, would be identifying the core questions to drive its 2012 presidential nominating process:

Delegates to the Americans Elect convention will help [...]

Americans Elect Fibs about not being a Political Party again

Americans Elect Chief Operating Officer Elliot Ackerman and Americans Elect Board of Advisors member and Michael Bloomberg pollster Douglas Schoen appeared on the PBS NewsHour last night to insist that Americans Elect is not a political party:

JUDY WOODRUFF: Elliot Ackerman, to you first. Our political parties have been around since the birth of the [...]

Colbert: How Much Cash You Guys Got? Ackerman: Heh.

Stephen Colbert interviews Elliot Ackerman of Americans Elect, August 10 2011:

Elliot Ackerman, Americans Elect Chief Operating Officer: We’re bigger than the parties.

Stephen Colbert: How so? How much cash you guys got?

Ackerman: Heh. Heh. Well, at americanselect.org we’ll be holding the first ever non-partisan online nominating convention.

How much money does Americans Elect [...]

Americans Elect out of Compliance with its own Bylaws for 39 Days (re: Web notice)

Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation proposing to arrange the nomination and election of the next President of the United States in 2012 by a most audacious means: the first ever national online nominating convention in U.S. history without reliance on state and local boards of election. To succeed without getting hacked, falling prone to [...]

Elliot Ackerman says the names of Americans Elect donors are on its website. They aren’t.

In an August 1 2011 interview broadcast over the airwaves of the Wisconsin Radio Network, Americans Elect COO Elliot Ackerman claimed that names of donors to Americans Elect “are available publicly on the website.” That would surely be reassuring to listeners who might be worrying whether the group might be hiding something about the sources [...]

While Americans Elect insists Publicly it is not a Political Party, it tells Florida it most certainly is a Party

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, [...]

Americans Elect Policy Director Likes Full List of Financial Contributors. Why is there None?

We know that the Americans Elect corporation will soon make a public launch of its efforts to arrange the election of its own candidate for President of the United States. But there’s a lot we don’t know about the group. Could that be about to change?

The new Policy Director of Americans Elect is Elliot [...]