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Americans Elect: 1st Vote Finished Under Suppressed Turnout “Disaster”

Americans Elect has pushed the vote total in its first-ever completed vote down its servers’ memory hole, no longer to be seen by the public.

Why did Americans Elect erase the vote tally? Because it might prove difficult to explain how it’s consistent with vibrant democracy at Americans Elect.

The vote total for this [...]

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 [...]

With 2 Weeks in and 13 Weeks Left, No Americans Elect Candidate is on Target to Make the Ballot.

In a press release last week, Americans Elect decried the “low turnout” in the Republican party nomination process to date, citing it as the evidence of democracy in failure. You see, “only” 3,028,354 Americans in 9 states have voted so far in the Republican nomination process. Many more are set to vote in the weeks [...]

Americans Elect Revises its Bylaws, Making it Impossible for Delegates to Remove Party Officers

Americans Elect is a joint political party/corporation with plans to run the first-ever privatized online presidential nomination. A new set of corporate bylaws, approved at the most recent meeting of the Americans Elect Board of Directors on December 19 2011, have been released this evening. Click here to read, search through, download and freely copy [...]

Landslide Winner in 2009 Values Voter Summit Straw Poll: Blank

On September 19, 2009, the Family Research Council tried to put its best face on it. Its annual Values Voter Summit presidential straw poll is open to all who register to attend its Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC. This year, that makes for about 1,800 invited to vote in the straw poll. But of [...]