A tip of the pen to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, who broke the leading edge of this story: Americans Elect is back. The Wall Street-funded corporation that sought to run its own privatized candidate in the 2008 and 2012 U.S. presidential elections has
Americans Elect Corporate Leaders Ditched Populism Entirely to Support 2014 Private Equity Senate Candidate
Last October, I noted the strong connection between Americans Elect corporate leadership and the 2014 Senate candidacy of private equity candidate Greg Orman through an entity called the Committee to Elect an Independent Senate, founded by Americans Elect CEO and private equity financier Peter Ackerman.
Last week, I reported that in the wake of the 2012 campaign, when Americans Elect had dumped nearly $2 million into a Maine Senate race, six Americans Elect leaders had contributed to the Maine gubernatorial campaign of “independent” Eliot Cutler in the first half of
From 2006 to 2010 as Unity08, and again from 2010 to 2012 in renamed form, the Americans Elect corporation operated an effort to try and elect its own candidate for President of the United States via a privatized selection run by a corporate board. The
Formal Call for Reversal of Americans Elect Board Of Directors Decision #1, a Violation of Rules and Bylaws
A formal request per Americans Elect Rule 12.2 for Americans Elect to reverse its decision to forbid delegate rule challenges of unanimous Board of Directors decisions. Will Americans Elect respond according to its own rules? Watch and see.
[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
Americans Elect aims to accomplish two firsts in 2012: 1. It aims to be the first 501c4 corporation to elect a President of the United States. 2. It aims to be the first-ever presidential nomination process to ditch verification by local elections boards and instead
The first 501c4 corporation ever to mount its own presidential nomination may soon be more transparent, to a degree that remains to be seen. After the application of a fair amount of pressure by a large number of people, Americans Elect Chief Technology Officer Joshua
Update, August 11 2011: Americans Elect Chief Technology Officer Joshua Levine has used Americans Elect’s terms of service through getsatisfaction.com to require that we remove all quotations from this article that criticize Americans Elect. Although we believe that under fair use provisions of copyright law
Americans Elect has not made any formal public disclosures of its activity since it reorganized under Section 501c4 of the IRS code. Informally, however, information is leaking out around the edges of the corporation as it ramps up its activities with the goal of picking