Category: Americans Elect

Mar 29 2013

Americans Elect’s Peter Ackerman, Kahlil Byrd and Dan Winslow: Where Are They Now?

Source: Irregular Times (via Independent Political Report)

As you may recall, from 2010 to 2012 the Americans Elect corporation operated an effort to try and elect its own candidate for President of the United States via a privatized selection run by a corporate board. That effort failed dismally despite repeated national promotion due to the lack of interest and support of the American voters. Even as the corporation dissolved, Americans Elect told the country to expect Read more »

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Mar 22 2013

South Dakota Secretary of State Expects Americans Elect to Still be on Ballot in 2014

Source: Ballot Access News

Even though South Dakota HB 1018 has been signed into law, and even though it goes into effect on July 1, the South Dakota Secretary of State thinks Americans Elect will still be on the 2014 ballot. The bill lets a party dissolve itself. However, the Secretary of State’s office feels that for the Americans Elect Party to have a state chair in place, the national party would need to amend its national bylaws and give Read more »

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Mar 21 2013

South Dakota Governor Signs Bill Letting Americans Elect Remove Itself from 2014 Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 14, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed HB 1018, which says a ballot-qualified party can cease to be ballot-qualified if both the national chair of the party, and the state chair of the party, sign a notarized statement saying they wish to eliminate the party. The purpose of this bill (which has other, unrelated election law provisions) is to enable Americans Elect to remove itself from the 2014 Read more »

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Mar 12 2013

New California Registration Data

Source: Ballot Access News

According to each of the 58 county election departments of California, current registration data for each qualified party is: Democratic 7,921,721; Republican 5,216,494; American Independent 475,281; Green 112,881; Libertarian 109,618; Peace & Freedom 61,506; Americans Elect 3,413; unqualified parties and miscellaneous 352,775; no party preference (formerly called “Declines to state”) 3,459,782. Read more »

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Mar 08 2013

Senate candidate Dan Winslow says work for Americans Elect, which wanted 3rd presidential nominee, was about process not party

Source: The Republican (via Ballot Access News)

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Daniel Winslow says his work supporting an organization that wanted a third nominee in the 2012 presidential race was about process, not party.

Winslow, a state representative from Norfolk who is a Boston attorney and expert in election law, was general counsel for Americans Elect during the 2012 presidential Read more »

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Mar 05 2013

South Dakota Bill, Letting Americans Elect Remove Itself from 2014 Ballot, Passes Legislature

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 4, the South Dakota Senate passed HB 1018, the omnibus election law bill that includes a provision that a ballot-qualified party may remove itself from the ballot. That provision was included so that Americans Elect can revoke its political party status, and avoid being on the 2014 ballot with its own primary.

Also on March 4, HB 1072 was signed into law. It repeals the South Dakota law that Read more »

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Feb 27 2013

South Dakota Bill, Permitting Americans Elect to Remove Itself from Ballot, Moves Ahead

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 27, the South Dakota Senate Local Government Committee passed HB 1018, which lets ballot-qualified parties remove themselves from the ballot. The purpose of this is to enable Americans Elect to terminate its qualified party status. Without the bill, the party would have its own primary in 2014, whether it wants it or not.

The Senate Committee considered an amendment to the bill that would have made it more Read more »

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Feb 20 2013

South Dakota Bill That Would Let Americans Elect to Remove Itself from Ballot has Hearing on February 22

Source: Ballot Access News

The South Dakota Senate Local Government Committee will hear HB 1018 on Friday, February 22, at 7:45 a.m. This is the Secretary of State’s omnibus election law bill, and it has already passed the House. Among other things, it would let a ballot-qualified party cease to be ballot-qualified if the state chair of the party wishes. This provision has been included in the bill to give Americans Elect a chance to avoid being on the ballot Read more »

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Feb 19 2013

Americans Elect Eliminated from South Carolina Ballot for Failing to Choose Party Officers

Source: Ballot Access News

Late in 2012, the South Carolina Elections Commission removed the Americans Elect Party from its list of qualified parties, because the party never held the required meetings to elect state party officers.

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Feb 15 2013

Boston TV News Story on Republicans Running for U.S. Senate Focuses on Dan Winslow’s Connection with Americans Elect

Source: Ballot Access News

This interesting New England Cable News (NECN) story about the Massachusetts U.S. Senate Republican primary focuses on Dan Winslow. The interviewer asks Winslow if certain Republican leaders in Massachusetts may be withholding support for Winslow in retaliation for Winslow’s having been the attorney for the last few years for Americans Elect. The story seems to suggest that Mitt Romney is backing another Read more »

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