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Americans Elect still a Qualified Political Party in California

A brief note: according to correspondence from the California Secretary of State, Americans Elect is still qualified as a political party in the state of California.

Considering that Americans Elect’s DC corporate status remains “dissolved,” it’s not clear that Americans Elect’s lingering status is anything more than a remainder.

Grassroots Wave? Americans Elect Sees 200% Rise in Oklahoma Party Registrations

Who’s riding a grassroots wave of support?

On the one hand, we have Americans Elect’s claim to grassroots support as shown in this February 28 photo of former Oklahoma Senator Dan Boren with boxes and boxes and boxes of signatures of people who established Americans Elect as a political party in the state of Oklahoma:

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Bizarro Americans Elect Candidate “Match”: Condoleezza Rice?????

Before today, I’ve spent some time discussing the bizarre factual inaccuracies riddling the profiles of politicians generated by Americans Elect. A few examples:

In the Americans Elect ratings system, Barack Obama is listed as standing in support of tax hikes only and not spending cuts, even though the Obama administration has incorporated both tax hits […]

Americans Elect, Insisting it is Not A Political Party, Generates Thousands of Political Party Registrations in California

January 31, 2012: Americans Elect Political Director Darry Sragow is the latest in a long parade of Americans Elect corporate leaders to declare that Americans Elect is not a political party:

February 2, 2012: California publicly releases its statistics regarding political party registrations as of January 3 2012. The “not a political party” Americans […]

In Arizona, Americans Elect Party Registrations Heaviest in Republican Areas

Is Americans Elect a political party? Despite its protests to the contrary, the answer is a hearty Yes Indeed. The latest proof of Americans Elect’s status as a political party comes from the state of Arizona, where the Secretary of State has released counts of registered Americans Elect political party members in Arizona counties, U.S. […]

From Arizona, another Document to show that Yes, Americans Elect is a Political Party

Is Americans Elect, the first-ever corporate privatized online presidential nomination, a political party?

Gosh, no, said Americans Elect in the Spring of 2011:

“Here is what Americans Elect is not. We are not a third party. We are not a political party of any sort.”

Golly, no, said Americans Elect in the Summer of 2011:

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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 Political Party Fibs Matter: AE Planning to Run Variety of Candidates in 2014

Richard Winger of Ballot Access News shares a quiet admission by Americans Elect Chief Operating Officer Elliott Ackerman: Americans Elect plans to run candidates under its banner for a variety of offices, not just President of the United States, in 2014.

Why does this matter? It matters from a standard of consistency: Americans Elect has […]

Kahlil Byrd Tells NPR Americans Elect is Not a Political Party when it is a Party. Why?

Advertisements appearing at the New York Times website last week, explaining that Americans Elect is “Not a Party”:

On NPR yesterday:

“We’re not a political party and don’t have an aspiration to be,” said Kahlil Byrd, a political consultant and president of Americans Elect.

The Secretary of State of Ohio the day before yesterday:

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Democracy21 asks IRS to Investigate Americans Elect for Corporate Code Violations

Why has the presidential-nominating corporation called Americans Elect been insisting again and again in public that it is not a political party, while in private it has quietly acknowledged that it is indeed a political party, and not just a state political party but a “national party”?

Today we finally got an answer from documents […]

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 […]