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Fictional Character Leaps Past Buddy Roemer in Low-Turnout Americans Elect Candidate Qualification Vote

“Let it be recorded that at 3:05 p.m. ET on February 16, mock conservative commentator Stephen Colbert passed Buddy Roemer, the former congressman, governor of Louisiana and bona fide presidential candidate, as the sixth most popular ‘draft candidate’ of Americans Elect.” — Jonathan Tilove, New Orleans Times-Picayune

It’s bad news for a politician when he [...]

Colbert: How Much Cash You Guys Got? Ackerman: Heh.

Stephen Colbert interviews Elliot Ackerman of Americans Elect, August 10 2011:

Elliot Ackerman, Americans Elect Chief Operating Officer: We’re bigger than the parties.

Stephen Colbert: How so? How much cash you guys got?

Ackerman: Heh. Heh. Well, at americanselect.org we’ll be holding the first ever non-partisan online nominating convention.

How much money does Americans Elect [...]

Americans Elect CTO Joshua Levine: No Time to Post Information, We’re going on the Colbert Report

Update, August 11 2011: Americans Elect Chief Technology Officer Joshua Levine has used Americans Elect’s terms of service through getsatisfaction.com to require that we remove all quotations from this article that criticize Americans Elect. Although we believe that under fair use provisions of copyright law we have the right to publish excerpts for purposes of [...]

Content Of Congressional Campaigns Obscured By John Stewart Rally For ___

When I got to the Mall, I could barely see the Capitol dome. Blaring lights from the set being erected for John Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear were getting in the way of my ability to see the U.S. Congress. [...]