Newsweek Story on Americans Elect is More Comprehensive than Most Such Stories

This Newsweek story on Americans Elect is more informative than many press stories on Americans Elect. The reporter, Andrew Romano, interviewed more people, and got information that has not previously been in print.

Elliot Ackerman, one of the group’s main leaders, seems intrigued by the possibility that even if Americans Elect’s nominee doesn’t win the general election, that the group will active in the 2014 and 2016 elections. For the record, if the Americans Elect presidential nominee in 2012 gets 5% of the vote for President in every state (as the Reform Party did in 1996), it will automatically be a qualified party for all statewide partisan office, in 2014, in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin. Its 2014 status in a few of these states depends on its having a certain number of registered voters in those particular states, in addition or instead of having polled 5% for President.


Newsweek Story on Americans Elect is More Comprehensive than Most Such Stories — 10 Comments

  1. The article implies that Americans Elect has some kind of message board or forum where participants are discussing potential candidates. Does anyone have a link to that?

    By the way, I would say that even more important than the ballot access involved if the AE nominee gets 5% of the vote is the public funding that this would guarantee for the candidate. If the AE nominee gets at least 5% of the nationwide popular vote, they will be entitled to a few million dollars in public funding for 2012, and also guarantee the AE nominee for 2016 a few million dollars for 2016.

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  3. Who knows? Ron Paul or Jesse Ventura might just grab the Americans Elect nomination, leaving Mike Bloomberg to run as a full-pledged independent with either Chuck Hagel (for example). Then it could be a 4-way race!!

  4. Newsweek story IS great! I’ve made a WORD file of it so when friends ask me what the heck I’m talking about–Americans Elect????–I can just send them a copy to read. It’s COMPLICATED to explain to the uninitiated–Romano has done a great job.

    What a bunch of downers on this website!! I love the idea just to harrass the two parties. I can’t believe they aren’t out there colluding to get AmericansElect declared unconstitutional by now.

    I know I know–have to be CAREFUL and I never trust motives of organizations ENTIRELY. I’m SUSPICIOUS of any money that comes from a Hedge Fund. And I am SUSPICIOUS as to motive for putting MY issue–trade policy–under Foreign Relations rather than the Economy where it belongs given its disastrous effect on ours. I will keep on watching and participating.

    But I do believe that no matter how this turns out will perhaps two parties will get “scared straight” as they used to call that juvenile program where they took kids to jail to see what their future was if they kept on doing what they were doing.

    Even if it doesn’t work THIS yesr–THIS IS THE FUTURE!

  5. #6, Lyndon LaRouche will be age 90 next year. Doesn’t the U.S. Constitution say the President has to be under age 85? 🙂

  6. #8

    Richard, I can’t believe your age bias. Don’t you know the important issue is if we have both his long and short birth certificate showing he was not born in Kenya!

  7. #1: The “Candidates” section of the AE site may be what you’re looking for.

    Thanks for the heads up, BAN! Great article.

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