A new Astroturf third party effort, funded by hedge fund millionaires, has landed in Oregon. Americans Elect is paying for signature gathering in Oregon to become recognized as a political party.
Unfortunately, the media’s reporting on Americans Elect has been uncritical, failing to ask any important questions of the shadowy group. Here’s Our Oregon’s series on the organization, exposing who’s behind them, how they operate, and what they want to accomplish.
Part I. Americans Elect: The Truth Behind the Corporate Scheme to Swipe the 2012 Election
Part II. A Shell Game Designed to Block Real Democratic Participation
Part III. Who’s Behind the Astroturf Organization
Part IV. Paying Big Money for Signatures
Part V. What Do a Handful of Hedge Fund Millionaires Want?