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New Book says “Neutral” Americans Elect Wooed Jon Huntsman for President while AE Leaders Sung His Praises

This Just In: did you know that Newt Gingrich is impressed with himself?

Double Down, a newly released book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, is filled with a fair amount of stale information about the presidential election of 2012. If you look hard enough, however, you’ll find some information that is both interesting and [...]

John Avlon Represents The Financial Fringe With No Labels

It’s true that No Labels and John Avlon are opposed to the political fringe – but they don’t care to talk explicitly about who is in the political fringe that they detest. What they call the “political fringe” is none other than the 99 percent of Americans who have to work for their money, rather than resting in the comfort of plush inheritances and immense investment portfolios. We’re on the fringe because, unlike the leaders of No Labels, we cannot afford to buy political access for ourselves. [...]

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 [...]

31 hour Green Party Straw Poll outpulls 60 hour Americans Elect Candidate Draft

At 11 AM on Wednesday February 1 2012, Green Party Watch started an online presidential straw poll. 31 hours later, at the time when the straw poll was scheduled to close, 1689 people had voted, each for one candidate. The results:

Jill Stein: 1210 votes Roseanne Barr: 438 votes Kent Mesplay: 33 votes Harley Mikkelson: [...]

Americans Elect, FOX News and a Goat? It’s a HuntsmanRothschildPalooza

What do Jon Huntsman, Americans Elect and a Goat have in common? None other than Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild. Cue cameras. [...]

Lady Lynn Forester De Rothschild Violates Americans Elect Rules With Big Money Party For Jon Huntsman

The fundraiser, held at one of the homes of Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, at 435 East 52nd Street in New York City, was a “cocktail reception” where attendees were required to contribute at least $1,000 in exchange for having drinks and hors d’ouevres with Jon Huntsman, who attended the Lady’s fundraiser himself. The money gathered at Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild’s cocktail party went directly to the Jon Huntsman for President campaign. This is in clear violation of the bylaws of Americans Elect, an organization that Lady de Rothschild belongs to, as a member of the Board of Advisors. [...]

Americans Elect Leader Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild Promotes Various Presidential Contenders

Americans Elect characterizes itself as just a platform for a presidential nominating election, not trying to promote or oppose any particular candidacies. But is that really what’s going on?

According to its own corporate bylaws and press declarations, Americans Elect leadership is supposed to remain neutral, refraining from communicating or acting to promote or oppose [...]

What the CafePress Merch Meter Didn’t Predict for the 2012 Elections… And Why

Direct-to-Garment printer CafePress has a “Cultural Barometer” of sales records it’s been using to track trends of support for 2012 Republican presidential contenders. Here are the CafePress Barometer’s readings from November 14 through December 31 of 2011.

Just a few days after the point of last tracking, the 2012 Republican Caucuses in Iowa reported [...]

Christine Todd Whitman Goes to Press a 7th Time to Promote Jon Huntsman, Violating Americans Elect Policy

She’s done it a whopping six times before in a fairly short time. This is the seventh.

The bylaws of the privatized presidential nomination called Americans Elect aren’t vague. They are specific:

Section 4.12. Neutrality of Directors. Board members shall not communicate or act in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for President [...]

Americans Elect introduces new “Priorities” Ranking System… Contradicting its Old System

What is Americans Elect doing?

At one level, we know what Americans Elect is doing: it intends to run the first-ever corporate privatized presidential nomination in little more than four months’ time. But on the path to that nomination, it’s rather unclear what Americans Elect is doing; its procedures, rationales, leadership, communications, funding and metrics [...]

Having Obtained Predictable Result, Americans Elect Erases Most of its Rating System

Down the memory hole!

Americans Elect plans to run the nation’s first-ever corporate privatized online national presidential nomination in just a few months, and it’s got the [...]