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3 out of 3 Known Americans Elect Funders made Fortunes off Duping the American People

Last week, we learned that after failing to attract enough actual voters to carry off the first-ever privatized presidential election, the 501c4 corporation called Americans Elect abandoned democracy and without a vote or democratic process of any kind started pouring money into the campaign to elect Angus King to a U.S. Senate seat in Maine. [...]

Americans Elect wants you to know Americans are not really as Angry with Wall Street as you might Think

What does this “news item” at Americans Elect have to do with running its own online election to select a presidential candidate?

I have no earthly idea, especially because Americans Elect says it has no issues, ideology or agenda that it’s pushing.

But for whatever reason, Americans Elect really wants you to know that [...]

Project: Annotated Americans Elect Board of Advisors List

Many Americans learned this week of the existence of Americans Elect, a 501c4 corporation with the aim of nominating its own candidate for President in 2012… but there’s a lot left to learn. Thanks yesterday to the Los Angeles Times for passing on a list of the Americans Elect Board of Advisors. The list of [...]

No Special Interest Funding for Americans Elect? New York Times reports “Serious Hedge-Fund Money”

Americans Elect, a 501c4 corporation working to arrange the election of its own presidential ticket in 2012, has rolled out its publicity campaign today with a piece written by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. Friedman wrote his column after being invited by Americans Elect to tour “its swank offices, financed with some serious hedge-fund [...]

Top 10 Contributors to 527 Political Groups in the 3rd Quarter of 2010

When the Center for Responsive Politics reviewed contributions to Section 527 political organizations during the 2nd Quarter of 2010, their headline shouted Big Donors!. The headline was merited by their finding that the top ten donors together gave $6.7 million to political groups during the period. If we’re looking for a headline for the 3rd [...]