In a February post this year I noted that Americans Elect leadership had popped up yet again with a new name: “Level the Playing Field.” At least two mysteries surrounded the Americans Elect group, which has petitioned the FEC to allow one and only one third-party candidate
A tip of the hat this morning to Miscellany Blue and DocDawg for breaking the news over the past week that Lawrence Lessig’s Mayday PAC had funnelled $103,000 to Stark 360, a political action committee (PAC) founded at the end of August 2014. This amount
Self-described “Christian Technologist” Mark Prasek has a developed a new application for Twitter — a conservative “Patriot” robo-tweeting machine: “We have developed technology whereby our members have granted permission for our Twitter application to act (either tweet or retweet) on their behalf. This is NOT
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
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.
While Americans Elect keeps telling people that it doesn’t favor any presidential candidates in its nominating process, it has: 1. Rated Buddy Roemer as its top “national match” based on a curiously error-prone profile that appeared shortly after a Roemer-Americans Elect joint appearance and shortly
The first clue that the real purpose of “Americans for Job Security” may not match its name is its address: 107 South West Street PMB Alexandria, Virginia. Alexandria, just across the Potomac from Washington DC, is the home base for thousands of political front groups,
State of Maine OKs Same-Sex Marriage: Catholic Church and Focus on the Family Ready Their Money Machines
The wheels of representative democracy are turning in Maine. Last week, the Maine Senate passed LD 1020, a bill affirming the right of same-sex couples to get married in the state of Maine and reiterating the right of churches to refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
Where I live in Franklin County, Ohio, lines were so long for the presidential election of 2004 that some people waited six hours in line to vote. Turnout in 2008 is expected to be even higher. How will things go here on Tuesday? Well, if