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Democracy Managed: Sponheim campaign recording of Americans Elect reveals new strategy for Not Releasing Donor Names

Self-proclaimed “centrist” presidential candidate David Jon Sponheim and an associate have been live-streaming the proceedings of an Americans Elect “conference” being held in California. I put the word “conference” in quotes because there’s not much “co” to the proceedings. Facilitator Jake Brewer (a corporate communications professional) has been using phrases like “co-creation” and “all about [...]

Does Americans Elect owe its $20 Million Benefactors if it pays them Back?

If someone loaned you $20 million to start an enterprise, would you feel indebted to that person after you paid him or her back? What if the loan were interest-free?

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I’m asking this question because Americans Elect, the 501c4 corporation trying to arrange the election of its own presidential candidate in 2012, has [...]