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Time Capsule: ‘Yankee Genius’ Nominated for the Presidency

Time Capsule: ‘Yankee Genius’ Nominated for the Presidency

Convening in a gilded ballroom in Chicago’s famous Hotel La Salle, more than 400 cheering delegates from thirty-two states enthusiastically nominated nationally-recognized economist Roger W. Babson of Massachusetts for the presidency on this day in 1940. The 65-year-old Babson, who was nominated without opposition, was joined on the Prohibition Party ticket by little-known Edgar V. [...]

Americans Elect Successfully Lands Oregon Ballot Line

Americans Elect Successfully Lands Oregon Ballot Line

Americans Elect announced today that it has achieved a line on the ballot in Oregon for its alternative presidential ticket in the general election this November. Last month, Americans Elect volunteers filed more than 35,000 signatures of registered Oregon voters in favor of more choices on the presidential ballot. “We are using technology to truly [...]