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May 05, 2012, 11:29:56 AM
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I don't frequent this section much, let alone start a thread here, but I heard a segment on NPR yesterday while taking care of  business in Indiana. I've search this forum and found no prior mentions of this third party--Americans Elect. My hope is to learn more about this organization via discussions and, moreover, see if/how Bitcoin could fit within their agenda.

http://www.americanselect.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americans_Elect

http://www.npr.org/2012/05/04/152036770/group-aiming-to-bypass-party-politics-hits-bumps
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A political group outside the two major parties has been flying below the radar this election season: Americans Elect. The group, which is trying to run the first online primary, says its goal is to choose a presidential ticket and get it on the ballot in all 50 states.

So far, the group has gotten on the ballot in more than half the states. But picking a candidate is proving more of a challenge.

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May 05, 2012, 02:06:23 PM
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Although it sure had me fooled and I've signed up and supported candidates, it is just another corrupt organization.

http://ouroregon.org/sockeye/blog/americans-elect-truth-behind-corporate-scheme-swipe-2012-election

There are plenty of links out there detailing what they did to essentially give their self-elected board complete veto power over who gets on the ballot regardless of how the members ("delegates") voted. I do hope they actually get a 3rd person on the ballot just to shake things up, but I am not putting any faith in their organization nor will I give them a dime.

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May 05, 2012, 05:51:49 PM
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Apart from Tom Freidman of the NYT, who else is in that party?  It seems like an empty shell with no serious politicians in it.

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