“In New Board Ruling, An Early Sign of Financial Trouble at Americans Elect”

John Lumea: “What this Board decision basically says is that as few as five people can fund the whole damned thing….It also strongly suggests that Americans Elect is not getting — and does not expect to get — significant financial support at the grassroots level of delegates.”

He adds as a “sidebar:” “How is it that Lawrence Lessig, one of the most informed and eloquent critics of the undue influence of money over politics — and one of the most ardent and public advocates for financial transparency from elected officials, corporations and political institutions — winds up on the Board of Advisors, a.k.a. the Leadership, of a political group with such a shadowy financial pedigree?”

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