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 [...]
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 [...]
There are many interesting details to note in Americans Elect‘s Form 990 for 2010, a form which after six months of delay has finally been made available. You can read it here.
The detail I’d like to note this morning is the distribution of power among the three Directors of Americans Elect in 2010, the [...]
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. [...]
Editor’s note: Dr. Dawg has asked to make the following guest post here at Irregular Times, and we’re glad to oblige. — Jim Cook
Americans Elect: The ‘Little Big Man’ of Astroturf?
by Dr. Dawg
As every online marketer knows, registering lots of web site users is one thing, but getting and keeping them engaged [...]
CSPAN Washington Journal, September 25 2011, featuring the Chief Operating Officer of Americans Elect, a 501c4 corporation attempting to run its own candidate for President in 2012:
Washington Journal Moderator Libby Casey: Who is Peter Ackerman, and how much money is he contributing?
Americans Elect Chief Operating Officer Elliot Ackerman: Um, Peter Ackerman is one [...]
“If you’re rich, serious about changing the world and think our two-party tyranny has become part of the problem, there’s no better time to invest in disruptive political innovation.”
So wrote Matt Miller in the Washington Post this week without irony, promoting the prospects of the Americans Elect corporation as it seeks to run its [...]
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 is a 501c4 corporation proposing to arrange the nomination and election of the next President of the United States in 2012 by a most audacious means: the first ever national online nominating convention in U.S. history without reliance on state and local boards of election. To succeed without getting hacked, falling prone to [...]
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 [...]
For a connected chain of private political corporations, arranging presidential elections is a family affair.
In the 2008 election season, when Unity08 organized to run its own ticket for President of the United States, co-founder Hamilton Jordan had his daughter placed in the leadership of its youth effort, UnityPetition. Jordan also placed his daughter’s schoolteacher [...]