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Will Americans Elect Be Successful this November?


Americans Elect has reached the halfway mark, securing ballots in 25 states. But can the organization secure the other half in time for the 2012 Presidential Election?

“As we reach this halfway mark with certification in 25 states, it is indisputable that the train has left the station, the momentum is there and we're rapidly heading towards our goal of 50-state ballot access,” Elliot Ackerman, COO of Americans Elect, said in a company release.

“Personally, I call on every American to get on board, take action and demand that our leaders seize this moment to run unencumbered by party demands, special interests and SuperPAC money fueling negative campaigns. By joining together, we can create a unity ticket that can lead with bipartisan solutions that move this country forward."

For those of you who are new to the concept of Americans Elect, this startup organization was formed with the goal of bringing American voters the first nonpartisan nomination.

“Today 66 percent of the American people want an independent third choice for president. It is incumbent upon the citizens of this country to take action," said Kahlil Byrd, Americans Elect CEO, also quoted in a company release. "Go online to and support and draft candidates who are willing to set aside party politics. Together, we can rid the country of the ‘no compromise' climate that dominates Washington today. It is up to every individual in this country to take ACTION. Enough is enough. It is time for leadership that puts country before party and aspires to solve the country's issues before personal agendas.”

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