Third party group gives up seeking a candidate
May 15, 2012
AP via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
WASHINGTON — A private organization established to run a third-party candidate in this year's presidential elections has thrown in the towel, saying no one mustered sufficient support for such an effort.
Kahlil Byrd, chief executive officer of Americans Elect, said in a statement that under the rules his group approved for an online primary, the process was ending Tuesday.
Third party presidential candidacies have rarely succeeded in U.S. politics, and Americans Elect had hoped to conduct the "Americans Elect Online Convention" this June.