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Americans Elect Form 990 Shows Peter Ackerman in Firm Control from the Start

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 […]

Americans Elect is on the Ballot for President 2012 in the State of Nevada

I’ve just gotten off the phone with the Elections Division of the office of the Secretary of State of Nevada, which has confirmed that four weeks after it turned in 21,000 signatures, the Americans Elect Party has gained ballot access for the 2012 elections in the state of Nevada. If it can manage to name […]

Americans Elect Shuts Down as 527, Begins Life as No-Disclosure 501c4

Americans Elect is dead. Long live Americans Elect.

Last month, I noted a oddity: while Americans Elect continued in its activity to organize its very own presidential campaign for the year 2012, it had apparently terminated its own existence. As a corporation organized under Section 527 of IRS code, Americans Elect filed a “final notice” […]

Top 10 Contributors to 527 Political Groups in the 3rd Quarter of 2010

When the Center for Responsive Politics reviewed contributions to Section 527 political organizations during the 2nd Quarter of 2010, their headline shouted Big Donors!. The headline was merited by their finding that the top ten donors together gave $6.7 million to political groups during the period. If we’re looking for a headline for the 3rd […]

Americans Elect’s Sole Donor Makes the Top Ten 527 Cash List

The Center for Responsive Politics just released its list of the Top 10 biggest contributions by private individuals to Section 527 political groups in the 2nd quarter of 2010.

Rounding out the list:

#10 Peter Ackerman, former Wall Street investor and now in the leadership of the recent 527 group Americans Elect (formerly Unity08): $400,000 […]

Who is Paying Unity12’s Rent for its Top-Floor DC Beltway Suite?

The IRS requires Section 527 political organizations to report in itemized form any contributions they receive when such contributions surpass $200 for a calendar year. A Section 527 organization’s expenditures must be reported in itemized form if more than $500 in a calendar year is spent on a particular expense. If some person or group […]

The Political News I’m Waiting For. What Are You Waiting For?

As the summer progresses, I find myself waiting with interest for the arrival of some pieces of news. Here’s what I’m waiting for:

Section 527 quarterly financial reports. Most non-profit political organizations must file reports of their contributions and expenditures with the IRS on July 15 or July 20. With most reports filed electronically nowadays, […]