People Power: Challenging The US Presidential Nominating Process

The non-profit, non-partisan Americans Elect aims to flatten the US Presidential nominating process and the duopoly of the two party system. By leveraging cyberspace to ’open up’ the nominating process (traditionally controlled by political forces and parties), Americans Elect enables the voting public to directly nominate a candidate online, for the US Presidential ballot in all US states. Can this be a real political innovation that empowers the public to be more involved in self-correcting the dysfunctional political status quo? 

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Samuel Lovett

Sorry to see American’s Elect fold up shop so soon. Although they will not run a candidate in the upcoming presidential election, their last statement said they will continue to support third party candidates and alternative methods of civic participation.

I’ll be watching with interest.