“Confessions of an Americans Elect delegate”

Alex Pareene: “This, though, was penned back when they were expecting a Michael Bloomberg to sign up for their effort. Now they can’t even manage an Olympia Snowe. Primary voting begins in less than two months, and the only declared candidate who actually meets those qualifications is … Buddy Roemer. At the moment, no candidate, declared or drafted, is on pace to actually meet the number of clicked supporters (10,000 for establishment candidates, 50,000 for outsiders) necessary to qualify for the ballot, which will almost certainly necessitate major rules changes. Americans Elect, then, is a high-profile third-party ballot access campaign without a candidate.”

It is worth pointing out that if we had more reasonable ballot access rules for presidential candidates, the questionable Americans Elect effort would be unnecessary.


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