The non-profit group – funded by hedge fund managers and a cadre of unknown donors – which called on Americans to use the Internet to select a third-party Presidential candidate to appear on the ballot in all fifty states announced today that its nominating process has failed – and no candidate has received the threshold of supported needed to win.
While Americans Elect prided itself in giving Americans a louder voice outside the restrictions of Party lines – it did all along reserve the right to pick the final nominee in backroom negotiations among board members. Now it looks like that’s exactly what’s going to happen. Americans Elect CEO – Kahlil Byrd – announced today that the organization will meet with its “community” on what the next course of action is – and announce the results later this week. With oligarchs supporting the group – then expect an oligarch to come out on top.