Now this one is very interesting considering BCBS of Alabama has something similar going on. Apparently after being in power for nearly 5 decades, AEA would learn a thing or two from these other organizations how to run yourself as two seperate organizations. Instead, this argument has been debunk and AEA proponents don't have a proverbial leg to stand upon in court with this one.
Now I find this one to be tale-telling about the outgoing governor and the his administration's actions. However, his people knew to do their stuff within legal and mostly ethical bounds like BCBS.
The morale of this story is know your lane and stick to it. AEA should have learned to fall back years ago on anything that wasn't associated with education. Instead they decided to meddle with the entire political process on both sides of the partisan spectrum, while clearly history says whom they were playing sides for the majority of the time. The mid-game side changing didn't help, rather further indict their unethical meddling. Now one isn't giving credence to borderline actions of BCBS (federal healthcare), GOVPAC (being Riley's sycophants), but they knew their lanes and stayed in them. AEA did themselves in by playing "Jack/Jill of All Trades" in politics and failing to realize a Jack/Jill of all trades is an expert at nothing at all.
All this led to (in the words of actress Tasha Smith from the movie Why Did I Get Married? go to 3:18 in the video) "the BOOM" formally known as SB2.