Imagine what our election system might look like if it were designed today: No Byzantine electoral college, no long lines on a random Tuesday, no
closed primaries that force candidates into the arms of their party’s special interests. Modern Madisons and Hamiltons would try to devise a process
that’s open, online, citizen-driven, and capable of producing leaders that can unify the nation once in office.
That’s the idealist vision driving a new group, Americans Elect, which has quietly collected enough signatures to secure a 2012 ballot line in eight
states, including Arizona, Michigan, and Missouri. They will soon submit an unprecedented 1.6 million signatures in California.
The ballot position they’re securing isn’t for a specific platform, person, or ideology, but rather an entirely new way to elect a president. As
Elliot Ackerman, the group’s chief operating officer, explains it, “This isn’t a third party—it’s a second process.”
This site explains it better than I can:
And here's the links to the Americans Elect website and Facebook:
edit on 26-7-2011 by N3k9Ni because: typo