Category Archives: Constitution Party

Peter Gemma: Election Prediction Challenge

I want to keep this prediction for 3rd party candidates simple: percentage for the Big Two (Green and Libertarian), and, for other 3rd party and independent candidates, vote totals or specific guesses on states.  Since there are so many in the later category, I thought it best to leave those entries open ended; list as many as you wish.… Read more ...

Darcy G. Richardson: ‘De La Fuente, La Riva & Castle Shine in Free & Equal 3rd-Party Debate’

Darcy G. Richardson at Uncovered Politics:

“They gave this election dignity,” asserted actor and debate moderator Ed Asner in his closing remarks at Tuesday night’s Free and Equal third-party presidential debate in Boulder.

The 86-year-old Emmy award-winning actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild was referring, of course, to the three presidential candidates — the Reform Party’s Rocky De La Fuente, Gloria La Riva of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and the Constitution Party’s Darrell Castle — who participated in the lively two-hour forum at the University of Colorado’s Macky Auditorium.… Read more ...

Denying Clinton & Trump 270: Roque De La Fuente’s Rocky Mountain Strategy

By Darcy G. Richardson

rocky-jpegHowever improbable, there might yet be a way to prevent Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump from obtaining the necessary 270 electoral votes to win the presidency as the 2016 presidential campaign enters the homestretch, says Reform Party nominee Rocky De La Fuente, the longest of long-shot candidates in this year’s presidential sweepstakes.… Read more ...

Wrapping-up Third Party Presidential Candidates Series

images-1by Peter B. Gemma

I have to wrap-up the series of interviews with third party presidential candidates as I am going away until just before the election. Almost every campaign was cooperative, forthright, and appreciative of the opportunity.

Despite several inquiries, I did not get the courtesy of a reply from the Gary Johnson and Jill Stein campaigns.… Read more ...

Prediction: 3rd Parties Will Win

by Peter B. Gemma

Commentary originally published by OpEdNews

piechartelection2016-1-56-06-pmIn a vacuum of serious policy decisions and debates, minor parties can be effective catalysts for issues that are eventually absorbed by the major parties. In his book The Other Candidates: Third Parties in General Elections, author Frank Smallwood observed that alternative political candidates, “have often been successful in advancing initiatives that have later been incorporated into our political life.… Read more ...

New Utah Poll: Trump 26%, Clinton 26%, McMullin 22%, Johnson 14%

Ballot Access News:

On October 12, Y2 Analytics released this presidential poll for Utah, showing that no presidential candidate has more than 26%. The results: Hillary Clinton 26%, Donald Trump 26%, Evan McMullin 22%, Gary Johnson 14%, Jill Stein 1%, other 3%, undecided 7%. Probably the bulk of the “other” vote is for Darrell Castle, because the Constitution Party is strong in Utah.… Read more ...

Darrell Castle: Response to Second Presidential Debate

Constitution Party Presidential candidate, Darrell Castle, gives his take on the October 9 Presidential debate.… Read more ...

Three Presidential Candidates Confirm for Debate @ CU Boulder, October 25th

Free and Equal:

Denver, CO – Three candidates for President of the United States have confirmed their participation in the Free and Equal People’s Presidential Debate at Macky Auditorium on the campus of CU Boulder October 25th. Darrell Castle of the Constitution Party, Rocky De La Fuente, of the Independent, Reform and American Delta Party, and Gloria LaRiva of Party for Socialism and Liberation are slated to face-off.… Read more ...

Darrell Castle garners endorsement from Glenn Beck, publicity from Deseret News

Glenn Beck, who had earlier been touted as a likely Gary Johnson supporter and had usually supported Republicans in the past, now says he had considered voting for Hillary Clinton and settled on Darrell Castle of the Constitution Party. Beck is a convert to the Church of Latter Day Saints aka the Mormons, which also owns Salt Lake City daily Deseret News, and that newspaper also just published an op-ed by Castle (H/T Ballot Access News).… Read more ...

Interview with Darrell Castle, Constitution Party Presidential Nominee

by Peter B. Gemma

darrell_castle_t720Darrel Castle, a U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran, earned a Juris Doctorate from Memphis State University in 1979. Castle opened his own law firm in Memphis in 1984, and has concentrated his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and personal injury.

 A former Chairman of the Tennessee Constitution Party, he served as a Vice Chairman of the national party and was the running mate of Chuck Baldwin, the 2008 Constitution Party presidential candidate.Read more ...

Darrell Castle on Jason Stapleton Program: “I’ve never said I was more libertarian than Gary Johnson”

Darrell Castle, the Constitution Party presidential candidate, made an appearance on the Jason Stapleton Program on September 14th, 2016. About Castle, Stapleton said in his introduction of the Tennessee lawyer: “He is running on what I would consider a very libertarian platform. “

However, Castle said at the 7:05 minute mark:

Well first of all, Jason, let me tell you that I’ve never said I was more libertarian than Gary Johnson.

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Constitution Party of Idaho: “Part 1: Forecast Total Vote for CP National”

From the Constitution Party of Idaho’s website, September 13th, 2016:

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General elections are much like the cycle of seasons. Spring follows Winter.  Summer follows Spring, and Autumn…is the season of the general election.

Normal events (e.g. like seasonal weather) typically do not fall beyond the bounds of a Gaussian function.… Read more ...