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The General Election Pledge Americans Elect Hasn’t Made

It’s only 85 days until the first ballot of the Americans Elect presidential nomination, the first ever all-online presidential nomination in which a corporation will decide which candidates can run, the same corporation will run the election, and yes, the very same corporation is in charge of how the votes are counted. What else do [...]

Americans Elect Leader Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild Promotes Various Presidential Contenders

Americans Elect characterizes itself as just a platform for a presidential nominating election, not trying to promote or oppose any particular candidacies. But is that really what’s going on?

According to its own corporate bylaws and press declarations, Americans Elect leadership is supposed to remain neutral, refraining from communicating or acting to promote or oppose [...]

Americans Elect Corporation Overrules Vote by Membership to Choose its own Platform of Questions

Americans Elect is the first-ever 501c4 corporation to want to run its very own privatized online election to nominate a presidential candidate. It’s only 100 days until the first ballot. But it has run a preliminary vote already. Did Americans Elect abide by the results? [...]

Recognizing Bernie Sanders, Americans Elect Prioritizes Democratic Process over Desired Result

Despite its early promotion of Buddy Roemer as a presidential candidate, Roemer never took off as a popular option within the Americans Elect “tracking” system, a social media widget in which people indicate their interest on the AmericansElect.com “Candidates Page”. Yesterday morning, populist independent Senator Bernie Sanders blew by Buddy Roemer to become one of [...]

Bernie Sanders within 50 of knocking Buddy Roemer off Americans Elect Preferred List. What Next?

Americans Elect, the privatized presidential nominating corporation, has made a point of giving Buddy Roemer favor since it started tracking presidential contenders two months ago. Roemer got the official “Top National Match” spot with prominent mention and an extra-large glowing graphic shortly after Roemer made an appearance at an Americans Elect event and shortly before [...]

New Americans Elect Rule: Delegates Won’t be able to Reverse the Exclusion of Some Candidates at All

Americans Elect is the first-ever privatized online presidential nomination in American history, and Americans Elect has just released a new set of Convention Rules. You can read through a mirrored copy of the new Rules here and compare them to the old Rules for yourself. Americans Elect is characterizing the rules as a loosening of [...]

Americans Elect: 1 Employee is Worth 4 Students or 100 Union Members

According to the Americans Elect Draft Rules by which it proposes to run the nation’s first privatized online presidential nomination in 2012, anybody who’s constitutionally qualified to be President can ask Americans Elect for permission to run. Anybody can ask, but only some contenders will be allowed to run. The Candidate Certification Committee will get [...]

Americans Elect introduces new “Priorities” Ranking System… Contradicting its Old System

What is Americans Elect doing?

At one level, we know what Americans Elect is doing: it intends to run the first-ever corporate privatized presidential nomination in little more than four months’ time. But on the path to that nomination, it’s rather unclear what Americans Elect is doing; its procedures, rationales, leadership, communications, funding and metrics [...]

147 Days to First Americans Elect Ballot: No Delegates, No Candidates, No Auditors

According to both Americans Elect’s home page and its draft rules, the 501c4 corporation will hold its first round of voting in 147 days, less than five months from now. The outcome of that vote: a nominee for President of the United States of America. Americans Elect will be on the ballot in all 50 [...]

Americans Elect Fact Check on its Rating and Promotion of Republican Buddy Roemer

Shortly after Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer appeared at an Americans Elect promotional event, Americans Elect released its ratings system that promotes some politicians as a better “national match” than others. This is part of Americans Elect’s leadup to the nation’s first ever online presidential nomination in less than six months’ time. Who received the [...]

Americans Elect Misses its First Benchmark on November 6

Apart from the question of whether it’s a good idea for Americans Elect to run its own private, corporate-run presidential nomination in 2012, there’s the question of whether Americans Elect can technically and organizationally pull the effort off. There’s not much time between now and April 17 2012, when according to its most recently released [...]