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Moral Test For Senate Democrats In David Barron Vote

Will they have the courage to stand against their party’s own leader, and defend the Bill of Rights, in which the Fifth Amendment promises that no one can be executed without due process of law and the indictment of a grand jury – or will they help Barack Obama expand George W. Bush’s attack on the Constitution? [...]

Obama Nominates Fossil Fuel Funded Ernest Moniz to Energy

Barack Obama’s selection of Ernest Moniz as Secretary of Energy suggests that his idealistic comments about fighting climate change, in the State of the Union Address and his inaugural speech this year, were just more empty promises. [...]

Senator Chuck Grassley Blocks Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight

On February 14 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee was poised to consider the confirmation of David Medine as Chair of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB). For people who care about the U.S. Constitution and the preservation of constitutional liberty in America, this confirmation is a pretty big deal. It’s sad to say, [...]

Barack Obama Nominates a Chair for the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

After three and a quarter years of non-existence, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for the federal government was finally brought into being with the nomination and confirmation of four members in August of 2012. Unfortunately, this board cannot exercise any of its legal powers to investigate and report on unconstitutional activity within the [...]

Americans Elect Says it Has 400,000 Delegates. Fewer than 500 Delegates Tell AE to Continue.

The privatized presidential campaign corporation called Americans Elect has made repeated public claims that it has at least “400,000 delegates” (source | source | source). However, Americans Elect has refused to release a verifiable count of delegates, and there are good reasons to believe that its claim is not true (see here and here). It [...]

NPR Audience Doesn’t Go With the Buddy Roemer Flow

As week after week after week passes, initial moderate flows of support to Americans Elect candidates have slowed to tepid streams and finally down to a meager trickle.

This past Saturday, AE Transparency compiled statistics on how close drafted and declared candidates in the Americans Elect system have come to reaching the ballot access [...]

Mike Bloomberg Handing Over $80 Million to Peter Ackerman of Americans Elect

Peter Ackerman is the Founder, Chairman, apparent primary Funder and President of Americans Elect.

Americans Elect is the first-ever privatized online presidential nomination with heavy control over nominee selection by a Board of Directors.

That Board of Directors was appointed by Peter Ackerman and his surrogates.

Peter Ackerman is a co-founder, Director and the majority [...]

With 2 Weeks in and 13 Weeks Left, No Americans Elect Candidate is on Target to Make the Ballot.

In a press release last week, Americans Elect decried the “low turnout” in the Republican party nomination process to date, citing it as the evidence of democracy in failure. You see, “only” 3,028,354 Americans in 9 states have voted so far in the Republican nomination process. Many more are set to vote in the weeks [...]

9 Days In, No Americans Elect Presidential Candidates are on Pace to Get on the Ballot

In a publicity release sent out on January 17 2012, Americans Elect declared the GOP presidential nomination race to be sadly all wrapped up after Iowa and New Hampshire. Americans in other states wanting to express their presidential choice would have to look to (and donate money to) Americans Elect:

Actually, two different GOP [...]

With Zero Candidates on Target to Qualify for its Ballot, Americans Elect Postpones its Election

On January 31 2012, Americans Elect opened up the qualifying round of voting in the first-ever online, proprietary, corporate-run presidential nomination. Starting that morning, Americans Elect delegates could visit this page to draft possible presidential contenders and cast votes in support of qualifying those draft contenders for the Americans Elect nomination. Under the rules [...]

Americans Elect Opens Presidential Nomination System… With Literally 1 Person, 1 Vote

They say that the greatness of the American political system is built upon the principle of 1 Person, 1 Vote.

If that’s true, then Americans Elect has reached the pinnacle of greatness today.

The Americans Elect system for drafting presidential candidates is open today, with a mere 77 days between now and the casting of [...]