The accountants told Bernie Ebbers of WorldCom that he had to make the numbers line up in a certain way. Was he going to let them set the rules? No way!
Republican politicians are fond of complaining about the many layers of bureaucracy in the federal government. There is so much red tape and bloat on the process, they say, that it’s impossible to get anything done. As much as they complain, though, what have Republicans
When the 501(c)(4) corporation Americans Elect was trying to convince people in 2010, 2011 and 2012 to give it money and participate in its process, it promised that Americans Elect had no hidden agenda, no favored candidates. Americans Elect promised that the people, not its
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
Section 8.3 of the bylaws of Americans Elect state: Section 8.3. Convention Votes. Votes to draft or nominate candidates shall be governed by the convention Rules as adopted by the Rules Committee and ratified by the Delegates in accordance with these Bylaws. Where these Bylaws
The full text of a petition to reverse Americans Elect Bylaw 5.6, which directly disenfranchises Americans Elect delegates and places ballot access control firmly in the hands of a unanimous corporate-appointed board.
Update, March 8 2012: More Vogon Democracy… Update, March 7 2012: Americans Elect has responded, fixing its violation of Rule 12.2… … by posting an update with a link to the motion: I am glad to see Americans Elect move into greater compliance with its
Americans Elect Policy Director Brian Findlay has responded to a copy of the motion to reverse one of its decisions by refusing to accept the motion while vaguely acknowledging that the motion has a point and generally promising to make some unspecified changes some time in the future. Read the details here.
Formal Call for Reversal of Americans Elect Board Of Directors Decision #2, Letting Just 5 People Fund All of Americans Elect
A formal request per Americans Elect Rule 12.2 for Americans Elect to reverse its decision to let just 5 people fully fund an entire privatized corporate presidential nomination system — in secret. Will Americans Elect respond according to its own rules by posting the full statement on its website for delegate support? Watch and see. Will Americans Elect get away with its new system for a Pentarchy? Watch and see.
Formal Call for Reversal of Americans Elect Board Of Directors Decision #1, a Violation of Rules and Bylaws
A formal request per Americans Elect Rule 12.2 for Americans Elect to reverse its decision to forbid delegate rule challenges of unanimous Board of Directors decisions. Will Americans Elect respond according to its own rules? Watch and see.
Americans Elect Invents New Restriction for Delegates that’s Not in its Rules or Bylaws. Time for Delegates to Voice Formal Dissent.
Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation that doesn’t disclose the sources of its funding, that wants to run the nation’s first-ever privatized online presidential nomination, and that wants to bump aside impartial boards of election to count its own votes. Americans Elect has a set