Americans Elect Seeks Third Choice

February 22, 2012

It’s been 20 years since a third-party candidate posed a serious challenge in a U.S. presidential race. Ross Perot tapped into the nation’s frustration with politics-as-usual…and won almost 20 percent of the vote as an independent in 1992. Today…a group called Americans Elect is trying to recruit a viable third-choice…to be nominated directly by the people. Chief Operating Officer Elliot Ackerman tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller it’s a chance for voters to have a real say in picking the next president. Click the audio link above to hear the conversation.

To learn more about Americans Elect, visit the group's web site.