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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 [...]

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 [...]

Substance? Candidates Must answer all Americans Elect Platform of Questions within 90 Seconds

Americans Elect has been promoting itself as a vigorous exercise of democracy by talking up its Platform of Questions, which Americans will draft, sort of:

PLATFORM OF QUESTIONS

Americans Elect delegates will collectively decide on a “platform of questions” that all candidates will be required to answer in order to seek the nomination. These questions [...]

Americans Elect Candidate Ejection Committee Chaired by FBI, CIA, Military Research Chiefs

You read that right. But before you find out who they are, consider what they will do.

What the Americans Elect Candidate Ejection Committee Does Americans Elect is the first-ever effort by an American corporation to run its own privatized online presidential nomination. Votes on the first ballot will begin in 124 days, and you’re [...]

Christine Todd Whitman Goes to Press a 7th Time to Promote Jon Huntsman, Violating Americans Elect Policy

She’s done it a whopping six times before in a fairly short time. This is the seventh.

The bylaws of the privatized presidential nomination called Americans Elect aren’t vague. They are specific:

Section 4.12. Neutrality of Directors. Board members shall not communicate or act in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for President [...]

Americans Elect Press Secretary: Y’all Haven’t Read the Rules and Bylaws I Can’t Keep Straight

In 4 months and 3 days, Americans Elect will hold its first vote in the nation’s first-ever corporate privatized online-only presidential nomination.

In a press release dated yesterday, Americans Elect Press Secretary Ileana Wachtel chastised two of Barack Obama senior campaign staffers for the sin of criticizing Americans Elect as a “board of censors to [...]

New Briefing Book Shows New Means for Americans Elect Meddling with Candidate Selection

Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation that wants to run its own candidate for President of the United States but that refuses to tell the public where its money is coming from. Although Americans Elect characterizes its nomination process as a democratic election, the Americans Elect corporate bylaws are structured to give a self-appointed corporate [...]

How to use the Americans Elect Rules to Eject the Americans Elect Corporate Board (?)

Americans Elect wants to be the first corporation to run its own candidate for President of the United States without disclosing its funding sources. Strangely enough, that makes some people suspicious. But today I’ve found a feature of Americans Elect’s new draft rules that should allay those suspicions — so long as AE actually follows [...]

Americans Elect posts Draft Rules and Candidate Handbook

Americans Elect, the 501c4 corporation seeking to arrange the nomination of its own presidential candidates through a private process in 2012, has posted its draft rules (“pending public comment and rules committee adoption”) and candidate handbook.

One highlight from the draft rules:

1.2 Acceptance of Delegate Pledge. Any Delegate shall submit via the Americans Elect [...]

2nd Mystery Reference to Rules Americans Elect has not Publicly Released

Lee Mortimer dismisses as “paranoid” the notion that there might be “super-secret bylaws Americans Elect has re-written, and chosen not to share with the American people,” but it’s hard to come to another conclusion now that a mystery “100,000 rule” has been referred by an Americans Elect insider for the second time in a week.

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