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1 Day of Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan Provides a Test of Angry Anti-Gay God Theory

Susanne Atanus, the Republican Party winner in Illinois’ 9th District congressional race, is the latest in a long line of preachers and politicians to proclaim that God controls the weather and uses dire weather to punish political jurisdictions that are kind to gay people:

“I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first,” [...]

Presidential Candidate Taking Part In Anti-PGA Protest Today. Guess Who.

The golf course on which the Senior PGA Championship is being played, starting today, was taken from the people of Benton Harbor. That land had been part of a public park, which was supposed to remain open to local citizens in perpetuity. [...]

Americans Elect keeps saying it’s Not a Party in public, keeps arguing it Is a Party in private

We’ve seen it before from the 501c4 corporation seeking to run its own candidates for President. We’re seeing it again.

Kellen Arno being interviewed on WILS radio in Lansing, Michigan on September 16 2011:

Interviewer Michael Cohen: Now, I was told that you’re not really a party but a third ticket. Uh, is there no [...]

Americans Elect Petition Gatherers Encounter Suspicion in Michigan

A resident of Macomb County Michigan reacts with perplexity to an encounter with a petition gatherer for Americans Elect, which is attempting to gain ballot access in the state for the 2012 presidential election but which does not provide public contact information:

They want our signatures, email address’s, street addresses and yet they seem to [...]

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 [...]

Americans Elect Update: Alaska, Arizona, and Michigan

On February 1 Ballot Access News issued this report on the 501c4 corporation with designs on electing its own presidential ticket in 2012, Americans Elect:

AMERICANS ELECT PARTY BEGINS PETITIONING IN MORE STATES FOR 2012

Americans Elect is a new party that desires to run a presidential nominee in 2012, but not run for any [...]

American Terrorist Caught With Explosives At Mosque

A California man is accused of a home grown terrorist plot – to kill Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan. [...]

Read it Here: Americans Elect organizing as a Political Party to run Candidates in Michigan

Yesterday, we learned that Americans Elect had applied for permission from the state of Michigan to collect petition signatures to gain ballot access for the 2012 elections. Americans Elect’s overarching goal: to have its own candidates for President and Vice President placed on the 2012 ballot in all 50 states.

Today, the helpful folks at [...]

Americans Elect Expands Presidential Petition Push to State of Michigan

A tip of the pen to David Weigel for pointing us to the decision of the Michigan Secretary of State to approve an application by Americans Elect with a plan to collect signatures to place it as a political party on the 2012 ballot in the state. This would allow Americans Elect to proceed with [...]

Robocalls For Republicans Funded By Independent Expenditures In Michigan

The few people who are members of the Right To Life Of Michigan PAC don’t care about this year’s election enough to actually get on the telephone and really call people. They prefer to let robots do the work in promoting their half-hearted ideals. [...]

Michigan Green Party Running Candidates Up and Down the Ticket

Looking at the candidate slate of the Michigan Green Party, I’m impressed by the depth of the candidate field. The Green Party is not only running candidates for the highest offices — Governor, Secretary of State, 11 U.S. House seats — but has also got candidates running for lower-level offices — 5 candidates for the [...]