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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:

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[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. [...]

Grassroots vs. “Grassroots”: Americans Elect Orlando and Occupy Orlando

Item, September 27 2011: Americans Elect Chief Executive Officer Kahlil Byrd and Chief Operating Officer Elliot Ackerman travel to Orlando, Florida to personally recruit citizens to start a local branch movement. Three people sign up that day. None sign up since. The Americans Elect meetup for Orlando advertises 18 members for its chapter. Of those [...]

Unless Americans Elect has changed its Bylaws, Peter Ackerman is out as Chairman

In a post made without fanfare or a press release on quiet-news Friday, Americans Elect introduced Kahlil Byrd as its new Chief Executive Officer. This is a big deal, considering the status of Americans Elect as the first-ever 501c4 corporation to try and elect its own candidate for President of the United States in a [...]

Americans Elect out of Compliance with its own Bylaws for 39 Days (re: Web notice)

Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation proposing to arrange the nomination and election of the next President of the United States in 2012 by a most audacious means: the first ever national online nominating convention in U.S. history without reliance on state and local boards of election. To succeed without getting hacked, falling prone to [...]

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 [...]

Fact Check: Is Americans Elect “Not a Political Party of Any Sort?”

After half a year of inactivity, Americans Elect has updated its Facebook page. The 501c4 corporation, which has kept its funding sources secret since last October, plans to run its own candidates for President and Vice President in 2012, but is claiming that it is “not a political party of any sort:”

Is this [...]