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First ever online-based nominating process for presidential elections recommended

Washington , Thu, 23 Feb 2012 ANI

Washington, Feb 23(ANI): A non profit, non partisan organization plans to spice up the 2012 American presidential elections through the first ever online-based nominating process for a third and independent candidate to challenge President Obama and GOP contenders.


But Americans Elect says it is only interested in creating a second nominating process designed to provide voters with ballot access in all 50 states for the would-be nominee.


"Technology has leveled the playing field in every other facet of our lives except for our political lives. It's the only place where as Americans we're forced to accept Brand A and Brand B. So let's crack that open," Fox News quoted former Marine and Americans Elect COO Elliot Ackerman, as saying.


"Let's get more competition into our politics, and the beneficiaries of that will be the American people," he said.


Here is how it works. Any registered voter, regardless of party affiliation, can sign up online to be a delegate and nominate a candidate.


Candidates answer user-submitted questions and try to get the most clicks of 'support' (think 'like' on Facebook) to qualify as one of the top six candidates.


The finalists are required to select running mates from the opposite party (i.e. a Republican would choose a Democrat, or vice versa), and then delegates choose which bipartisan ticket will get the Americans Elect nomination at an online convention (ANI)


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