PRESS RELEASE from American Elect
AE Gains Ballot Access in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD, MAY 16, 2012—Americans Elect announced today that it has achieved a line on the Maryland ballot for its alternative presidential ticket in the general election. The Maryland State Board of Elections certified Americans Elect after 18,450 voters signed the petition for more choices on the ballot in November. With ballot access in Maryland Americans Elect has earned over 270 electoral votes, surpassing the necessary majority for the presidential election.

"Until one of the parties is able to clearly place the national interest above partisan politics and give the needed focus, I will work to ensure that whoever gets elected in November will tell the American people the hard facts,” said Americans Elect Delegate Leader John Knubel. “The Americans Elect process is opening up the ballot to candidates and voters outside of the two-party system who are willing to approach issues in a pragmatic way and aren’t afraid of compromise.”

The aim of Americans Elect is to give the American people more choice at the ballot box. To achieve this, Americans Elect has created a successful platform using the Internet to allow people to directly participate in the political process. Every voter, no matter their party affiliation or location, now has the opportunity to pick a president that will serve people, not party leaders.

Americans Elect is reimagining the way we elect our leaders with the expectation that by changing the way we nominate our leaders, we can change the way they govern. Ballot access and Americans Elect’s groundbreaking technology are changing the way Americans engage in the political process.

Maryland is the 29th state in which Americans Elect has earned a line on the ballot, joining Alabama, Arizona, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.