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[liberationtech] EVENT: Americans Elect: A Third Candidate in 2012?

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Wed Apr 4 10:58:33 PDT 2012


*Americans Elect: A Third Candidate in 2012?*

Join the GSB Government and Politics Club, Americans Elect at Stanford
(AES), and Stanford in Government (SIG) on *April 11th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, in
CEMEX Auditorium* for a panel on the viability of a third ticket in the
2012 presidential race.  This event is free and open to the public, so
invite your friends or family to join. This will be an event that you
should not miss!  Reserve your ticket here:
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3172802939?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_term=eventurl_text

*MODERATOR*:

PROFESSOR LARRY DIAMOND is the director of the CDDRL and senior fellow at
the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International
Studies.

*PANELISTS:*

PROFESSOR DAVID KENNEDY: Pulitzer Prize winner and director of Stanford's
Bill Lane Center for the American West. Professor Kennedy will explain the
history of independent or third party presidential candidacies.

PETER ACKERMAN: The chairman of Americans Elect, a nonpartisan, nonprofit
organization to nominate any eligible citizen as a presidential ticket
directly by online voters. He is also the founding chair of the
International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. Mr. Ackerman will give his
opinion on why a third candidate is necessary in the upcoming presidential
elections.

TUCKER BOUNDS: Worked on the Facebook policy communications team; former
spokesperson for John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign; Deputy Campaign
Manager in Communications for Meg Whitman's California gubernatorial
campaign. Mr. Bounds will provide his perspective on why presidential
politics will always be a two-party affair.

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