Category Archives: Constitution Party

Deadlines to Put New Parties on the Ballot for 2018 Have Already Passed in Five States

Ballot Access News:

Already, deadlines for certain procedures to get new parties on the ballot for 2018 have passed in five states. With two exceptions, no new party qualified in these states.

In California, the deadline for a new party to obtain approximately 60,000 registrants, and thus be on the 2018 ballot, passed on January 2.… Read more ...

Another Write-in Candidate Enters Alabama Senate Race, Gathers Mainstream Coverage

Ballot Access News:

Lee Busby, a former Marine Colonel, and a former aide to current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, says he is a write-in candidate for U.S. Senate in the Alabama December 12 election.

Breitbart has dubbed Busby McMuffin 2.0.

IPR has previously reported on the write-in campaign of Libertarian Ron Bishop in the same race, and there are a number of other active write-in campaigns.… Read more ...

The Jack News: ‘If Elected, Roy Moore Could Ditch the GOP for the Constitution Party’

The Jack News (excerpt):

In the aftermath of a series of allegations that Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore molested and assaulted teenage girls, the Republican National Committee, as well as the National Republican Senatorial Committee, have cut ties to Moore.

If elected, several senior GOP senators including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have predicted his expulsion.… Read more ...

2017 November Election results

Here are the election results I have been able to find so far for this past Tuesday’s November 2017 election. Please post additional results in the comments.

UT-3 (H/T BAN):

Candidate   % Popular Vote Popular Vote

Charlottesville, Virginia, Elects an Independent to City Council

Charlottesville, Virginia held a partisan election for city office on November 7.

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NC Alternative Parties Hail Passage of Major Ballot Access Reform Bill

LPNC Press Release

RALEIGH (Oct. 17) – North Carolina’s Libertarian, Green, and Constitution parties issued this statement in response to the override of the governor veto of a ballot access reform bill:

“SB 656 Electoral Freedom Act is the most significant ballot access bill passed by the legislature in decades. It dramatically lowers the barriers for new political parties and independent candidates to get on the ballot, thus giving all North Carolinians more freedom of choice on election day.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: If You Wish to Help the Ballot Access Bill Take Effect in North Carolina, Here is the Contact Page for Governor Roy Cooper

Ballot Access News:

As already noted, on October 5 the North Carolina legislature passed the ballot access bill, SB 656. There is a danger that Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, will veto it. There is a provision in the bill, unrelated to ballot access, that cancels the 2018 primaries for state judicial elections, and Democrats are opposed to this.… Read more ...

Brian Irving: ‘A Radical Solution to the Redistricting Farce’

Brian Irving at Liberty Point. Irving is the past chair of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina.

The first speaker at yesterday’s redistricting hearings accused the Republicans of “acting like Nazis” and later speakers called them white supremacists. Fortunately, most of the other speakers, while passionate in the opposition, were more rational.… Read more ...

Third Party Info: ‘Interview with Matt Riccardi, Constitution Party`s candidate for Governor of New Jersey’

1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Matt Riccardi. I was born and raised in Union City, NJ. I joined the United States Marine Corps at 17 and served from 2005-2009. I spent 25 months overseas in a support element to the War on Terror.… Read more ... ‘How One Purist Tried to Save the Religious Right from the Republicans’

Daniel Silliman at via Cody Quirk at ATPR:

Howard Phillips being interviewed in 2000

It wasn’t a matter of polite disagreement. For Howard Phillips, evangelical support for a Republican presidential candidate could be a deep, deep betrayal.

“There are some people who would stick with the Republican Party if they nominated Judas,” the conservative activist once told Mother Jones.… Read more ...

Nationwide Libertarian voter registration now above 500,000

Ballot Access News:

The new national registration totals for the United States, in the 32 jurisdictions in which the voter registration form asks the applicant to choose a party, are:

Democratic 44,706,349 (40.30%)
Republican 32,807,417 (29.57%)
independent & misc. 30,818,334 (27.78%)
Libertarian 511,277 (.46%)
Green 258,683 (.23%)
Constitution 97,893 (.09%)
Working Families 52,748 (.05%)
Reform 5,204 (.00+%)
other parties 1,684,317 (1.52%)

The number of registered voters in the 32 jurisdictions with partisan registration is 110,942,222.

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Chuck Baldwin: Zionism, Not Islam, Is America’s Biggest Threat

Chuck Baldwin, the 2004 vice presidential nominee and 2008 presidential nominee of the Constitution Party, published the following editorial yesterday:  

While evangelical Christians and pastors and conservative pundits on FOX News, radio talk shows, and Internet news sites constantly rail against the perceived threat that Islam poses to the United States (Saudi Arabia IS a real threat–most of the Islamic terror groups hail from Saudi Arabia–but of course, the U.S.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party’s Bill Bayes to Run for President

According to Rick Knox, national chairman of the Prohibition Party, Bill Bayes, the Prohibition Party’s 2016 vice presidential nominee, will seek the 2020 presidential nominations of both the Prohibition and Constitution parties.

Bayes, 66, lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he owns a manufacturing business.  He is a former teacher and band director.  … Read more ...