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 [...]
Yesterday, I sent Americans Elect Chief Technology Officer Joshua Levine a message yet again formally requesting IRS documents relating to Americans Elect’s status as a 501c4 corporation. These documents include Form 990, an annual report, and Form 1024, the form Americans Elect would have sent in to the IRS officially requesting recognition as a 501c4 [...]
If the run-a-private-election-for-president effort called Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation, as it claims, then it should have filed a Form 1024 with the Internal Revenue Service. That’s the form by which a group applies for recognition of exemption under Section 501. The IRS declares that “a social welfare organization seeking recognition under section 501(c)(4) [...]
[Note: the following open letter has been sent this morning to Americans Elect Chief Technology Officer Joshua Levine in e-mail form, one of the avenues by which the IRS explicitly recognizes official requests for information may take place.]
Dear Mr. Levine,
The following is an open letter which is directed to you and also published [...]
In August 2011, confronting a large number of people asking it to be more forthcoming about itself, Americans Elect made a pledge through Chief Technology Officer Joshua Levine to provide disclosure on four counts by the end of the month on its website, americanselect.org.
It’s September 1 now. Let’s check in and see what Americans [...]