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Americans Elect Paradox: No Turning Back. More to Do. We’re Dissolving and Selling Our Assets.

On page 12 of Americans Elect’s Mission Report, Americans Elect CEO Kahlil Byrd clearly indicates that Americans Elect will be continuing its activities:

“With this first phase, Americans Elect did not get all that we wanted. We have made a good start — thinking through and acting on the activity of bringing the nominating [...]

As Staffers Jump Ship, Americans Elect Delays Financial Disclosure Again

According to the IRS, members of the American public have the right to ask for the Form 990 annual financial disclosure from any Section 501(c) corporation. Those disclosures matter because they provide information the activities of corporations that most don’t disclose voluntarily. By looking at a Form 990, it’s possible to find out to some [...]

Americans Elect: If We Can’t Have Ballot Access, You Can’t Either

When Americans Elect paid signature gatherers to obtain a line on the 2012 ballot in state after state, it told us that its actions weren’t selfish. No, Americans Elect said, it was taking action on behalf of the American people, to give us all “more choices on the ballot in November”:

But now that [...]

Americans Elect: Fact Check of Kahlil Byrd’s May 15 Statement Presaging a Rule Change

After the failure of any Americans Elect candidate to meet has released a statement of one of its founding officers, Kahlil Byrd. The statement follows, interrupted in another font with annotated fact checking. Links labeled “source” will direct you to sources supporting the conclusions of the fact check.

Statement by Americans Elect CEO Kahlil Byrd [...]

Vogon Democracy, Revised: Americans Elect Violates Rules, Then Fixes the Problem

Update, March 8 2012: More Vogon Democracy…

Update, March 7 2012: Americans Elect has responded, fixing its violation of Rule 12.2…

… by posting an update with a link to the motion:

I am glad to see Americans Elect move into greater compliance with its Rules.

It would be helpful if Americans [...]

Americans Elect CEO Kahlil Byrd Offers Multiple Updates on Privatized Presidential Nomination

Many thanks go out to Reddit user JackInStL, who alerted me just in time to the existence of a live chat session at which Americans Elect CEO Kahlil Byrd accepted questions and — in a surprise to me — answered many of them. Many of Byrd’s answers would reflect positive steps for Americans Elect, if [...]

Formal Call for Reversal of Americans Elect Board Of Directors Decision #2, Letting Just 5 People Fund All of Americans Elect

A formal request per Americans Elect Rule 12.2 for Americans Elect to reverse its decision to let just 5 people fully fund an entire privatized corporate presidential nomination system — in secret. Will Americans Elect respond according to its own rules by posting the full statement on its website for delegate support? Watch and see. Will Americans Elect get away with its new system for a Pentarchy? Watch and see. [...]

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. [...]

Americans Elect Form 990 Shows Peter Ackerman in Firm Control from the Start

There are many interesting details to note in Americans Elect‘s Form 990 for 2010, a form which after six months of delay has finally been made available. You can read it here.

The detail I’d like to note this morning is the distribution of power among the three Directors of Americans Elect in 2010, the [...]

Kahlil Byrd Tells NPR Americans Elect is Not a Political Party when it is a Party. Why?

Advertisements appearing at the New York Times website last week, explaining that Americans Elect is “Not a Party”:

On NPR yesterday:

“We’re not a political party and don’t have an aspiration to be,” said Kahlil Byrd, a political consultant and president of Americans Elect.

The Secretary of State of Ohio the day before yesterday:

[...]

[Updated with CORRECTION] Kahlil Byrd Announces Mass Wave of Resignations from Americans Elect Leadership

A tip of the pen to Ralph on this.

Kahlil Byrd is the Americans Elect executive who has variously referred to himself the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, Custodian of Records, Party Coordinator, Director and Paid Consultant of the 501c4 corporation that plans to run its own corporate presidential nomination in 2012. [...]