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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-25-11 09:46 AM
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New Threat? For DU Investigation: "Americans Elect"
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Edited on Mon Jul-25-11 09:46 AM by snot
We who appreciate the need for election reform might be interested in this -- pls check it out!: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

While looking into the #f@ckyouwashington phenomenon, I came across a tweet touting a new organization called "Americans Elect" (http://www.americanselect.org / ). The org's website offers,

Americans Elect is harnessing the power of the Internet to ask every single voter one simple question: who would you nominate in 2012?

You choose the issues.
You choose the candidates.
You nominate the ticket.
And the winner will be on the 2012 ballot in every state.

(More at the link above.) Today I came across this:

The money behind Americans Elect understands disruptive business models. The groups founder, entrepreneur Peter Ackerman (father of Elliot), started FreshDirect.com, which has upended the New York grocery business by letting customers order food and basics online, delivered straight from a warehouse. He and some 50 other initial donors have loaned the organization $20 million, out of an eventual $30 million budgeted, to be repaid if small donors join on. . . .

More at http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... -- pls rec the OP there -- thanks!
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  -New Threat? For DU Investigation: "Americans Elect" snot  Jul-25-11 09:46 AM   #0 
  - It's worth a closer look  zacherystaylor   Jul-25-11 11:31 AM   #1 
  - Instant runoff? By computers?  BeFree   Jul-25-11 12:11 PM   #2 
  - Computers could be helpful  zacherystaylor   Jul-25-11 12:21 PM   #3 
     - Welcome to the ER  BeFree   Jul-25-11 12:26 PM   #4 
     - Seconded; see above.  snot   Jul-25-11 09:43 PM   #5 
     - Just want to share some info . . .  snot   Jul-25-11 09:50 PM   #6 
        - I indicated that there should be paper backup  zacherystaylor   Jul-27-11 09:57 AM   #8 
           - Experience has shown the "paper backup" is almost never used to check results.  Bill Bored   Aug-26-11 12:46 PM   #13 
  - I agree  libguy_6731   Aug-06-11 09:38 PM   #9 
  - delete  libguy_6731   Aug-06-11 09:45 PM   #10 
  - delete  libguy_6731   Aug-06-11 09:51 PM   #11 
  - Another DU'er added some helpful info re- "Americans Elect" over here:  snot   Jul-25-11 09:54 PM   #7 
  - Saw these guys on McNei Lehrer and they were suuuuper creepy!  mahina   Aug-23-11 12:29 AM   #12 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-28-11 05:40 PM   #14 
 

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