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Americans Elect Says Donating $$ “Buys You No Special Influence Whatsoever”. What do the Facts Say?

Americans Elect made a very strong claim today in an official news release:

“Giving to Americans Elect buys you no special influence whatsoever, and all donors acknowledge that fact when they contribute.”

Strong claims require strong evidence. But Americans Elect has provided you NO evidence to back up their claim.

What strong evidence would look [...]

[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. [...]

Americans Elect names new Leaders in Presidential effort, all Wealth Management Execs

In late July of 2011, a list of Americans Elect’s Board of Advisors was obtained by the Los Angeles Times (a searchable text copy of that list, annotated to include more biographical information, can be found here). On the last day of August 2011, Americans Elect posted a list of its leaders, most without specific [...]

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 [...]