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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!:

While looking into the #f@ckyouwashington phenomenon, I came across a tweet touting a new organization called "Americans Elect" ( / ). 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, 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 -- pls rec the OP there -- thanks!
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