Friday, November 04, 2011
Americans Elect Has 1.9 Million Signatures for Presidential Ballot
Nonpartisan group offers US political alternative (By Patricia Zengerle, Reuters) So far, Americans Elect has gathered more than 1.9 million signatures in support of its petition to get on the ballot in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., and raised almost $22 million. "There is a huge receptivity across the board to an independent candidate," Douglas Schoen, Americans Elect's chief strategist, a former adviser to politicians including President Bill Clinton and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, told a news conference.
LISTEN: US Wants a 3rd Party Option, but Can't Name a Candidate (Martin Di Caro, WMAL.com) In interviews with WMAL.com, people in downtown DC said they would like a third option come next November, even if they could not name an individual they would like to see run as an Independent.