In August 2011, confronting a large number of people asking it to be more forthcoming about itself, Americans Elect made a pledge through Chief Technology Officer Joshua Levine to provide disclosure on four counts by the end of the month on its website, americanselect.org.
It’s September 1 now. Let’s check in and see what Americans [...]
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 wants to elect a President in 2012. You have the right to fully and meaningfully participate in its business.
On May 19 2011 the state of Florida sent Americans Elect a copy of a letter rejecting its application for status as a minor political party because of problems with its corporate bylaws as [...]
Like No Labels, Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation. Like No Labels, Americans Elect refuses to disclose the identity of its secret unrestricted funders. Like No Labels, Americans Elect plans to use its mystery money to influence the 2012 Elections — in Americans Elect’s case, it plans to elect its very own President and Vice [...]
In its newly written About page, corporation-slash-political-party Americans Elect boldly sets out the standard by which its conduct in the 2012 race should be judged:
The Delegates—and the rest of the American people—are the true boss of Americans Elect
As Americans Elect has generally described its plan, any registered voter in the U.S. will be [...]
Two inter-linked 501c4 corporations that refuse to disclose their donors are hip-deep in plans to throw their money behind as-yet unnamed candidates in the 2012 presidential and congressional elections. To justify their existence, Americans Elect and No Labels make the same claim: that American politics is wracked by hyperpartisanship. There’s just one problem with that [...]
You know, when George W. Bush declared on July 9, 2004 that “God speaks through me,” we gave him a hard time for it, as well we should have. History is littered with the debris of disasters made by leaders who considered themselves instruments of the Divine. Appeals to the notion that one is being [...]