Originally posted at Writeindependent.org on May 17, 2012
I must say, I was disappointed to find out that Americans Elect, a well-funded organization seeking third-party (read: independent) ballot access in all 50 states, has dropped out. At least they gave employment to many people, especially petitioners asking for signatures in nearly every state.
The reason they cited for abandoning the effort to promote an alternative to Obama or Romney is thus: “no candidate achieved the national support threshold required to enter the Americans Elect Online Convention in June”.
Americans Elect will automatically show up on the ballot in 2016 in about twelve states and will continue their efforts in Texas and Idaho. Apparently, with four million subscribers, they may come back in another four years and try again.
For the press release, visit: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/americans-elect-sorry-no-candidate-this-year