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Americans Elect: 1st Vote Finished Under Suppressed Turnout “Disaster”

Americans Elect has pushed the vote total in its first-ever completed vote down its servers’ memory hole, no longer to be seen by the public.

Why did Americans Elect erase the vote tally? Because it might prove difficult to explain how it’s consistent with vibrant democracy at Americans Elect.

The vote total for this [...]

With Zero Candidates on Target to Qualify for its Ballot, Americans Elect Postpones its Election

On January 31 2012, Americans Elect opened up the qualifying round of voting in the first-ever online, proprietary, corporate-run presidential nomination. Starting that morning, Americans Elect delegates could visit this page to draft possible presidential contenders and cast votes in support of qualifying those draft contenders for the Americans Elect nomination. Under the rules [...]

Update: Special Status for Bomb Threat Presidential Candidate Revoked by Americans Elect

Yesterday, Americans Elect announced that its presidential contender Craig Ennis (he of the bomb threats) “has a similar level of experience as past presidents, he or she needs at least 1,000 supporters in each of 10 different states to qualify.” Ennis’ presidential campaign page on Americans Elect looked like this:

A review of the [...]

The Disconcerting Advertisement of Concerta

Pharmaceutical advertisers can be confident that, as long they give give separate and unequal contexts to the benefits and risks of the medications they sell, their medications will keep on selling. [...]