Category Archives: Independents

Official Recount Petition Filed In Nevada By Rocky De La Fuente; Vows Florida Recount Up Next

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zerohedge.com

By Tyler Durden
November 30, 2016

Just when you thought the post-election recount circus couldn’t get any more ridiculous, it has. Per NBC, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, an independent 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, has officially filed a recount petition with the Secretary of State of Nevada requesting recounts in 93 precincts.… Read more ...

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IPR owner Warren Redlich quoted in Washington Post

From an article by Katie Zezima at WaPo:

Among the biggest deficits such candidates suffer is a lack of funding. Johnson raised about $11 million, Stein about $3.5 million and McMullin about $1 million, compared with the hundreds of millions put forward for Trump and Clinton.

“In Florida, I’m not seeing the Gary Johnson ads,” said Warren Redlich, a lawyer who ran for governor of New York as a libertarian.… Read more ...

William Saturn: Review of the 2016 Free & Equal Debate

William Saturn at Saturn’s Repository:

On October 25, the Free & Equal Elections Foundation held a debate on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, moderated by actor Ed Asner and Free & Equal founder Christina Tobin. This was the organization’s third election cycle hosting a presidential debate.… Read more ...

William Saturn: ‘Backing the True Outsider’

William Saturn at Saturn’s Repository:

For the first time in my life, I am voting for a major party presidential candidate. My reasoning, however, has not changed. Tomorrow I will vote for Donald Trump for the same reasons I voted for Ralph Nader in 2004, Chuck Baldwin in 2008, and Gary Johnson in 2012.… Read more ...

New Mexico Libertarian Party Gains Enough Registration to Meet One of the Two Tests to Have its Own Primary

Ballot Access News:

The New Mexico Libertarian Party has never had a government-provided primary. The only minor party that has ever had its own primary in New Mexico is the Green Party, which had one in 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2004. The state requires a party to meet two tests to have a primary: (1) a vote of 5% for a statewide office; (2) registration of three-tenths of 1%.… Read more ...

Votecastr, Politico and other tools for keeping track of results

Ballot Access News:

Politico has its web page all positioned to include election returns for president from every state. See the link, which of course doesn’t yet show any vote totals. Every candidate who is on the ballot in any particular state is listed. Thanks to Gregory Koch for the link.

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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 ...

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Ralph Nader: The Silver Linings of Silver-Tongued Donald

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

Are there any silver linings to the tumultuous, degrading, sordid presidential campaign of Donald Trump—a failed gambling czar, corporate welfare king, and supreme hypocrite to his own accusations about others?

Yes. Here are seven:

  1. New York Times star columnist James B. Stewart, may be right when he writes that bipartisan outrage over Donald Trump’s not paying income tax for several decades may lead to stronger support for “a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s loophole-riddled revenue gathering system.” The brazen Trumpeteer may be just the jolt that Congress needs.
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Peter Gemma: In Defense of the Electoral College

by Peter B. Gemma

Originally published at The Daily Caller

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The Electoral College should need no justification – the Founding Fathers were pretty smart when structuring our unique republic. They debated and tweaked the idea through 16 votes at the Constitutional Convention. However, every four years James Madison, principal author of the Constitution, has to come back and make the case against “democratic” presidential elections.… Read more ...

Bernie Sanders Says “It’s Fine with Me” if Voters in Non-Swing States Want to Cast a Write-in Vote for Him

Ballot Access News:

Bernie Sanders was recently asked about voters who are thinking about casting a write-in vote for president for him. According to this story, he said “It’s fine with me” as long as it is a state in which there is no doubt which major party nominee will win that state.… Read more ...

Tom MacMillan: The Green Party’s Political Independence Problem

by TOM MACMILLAN, MAINE BASED ACTIVIST, SOCIALIST PARTY USA MEMBER , & FORMER SECRETARY OF THE MAINE INDEPENDENT GREEN PARTY at http://www.thenorthstar.info/?p=12908:

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As a rule, large capitalists are Republicans and small capitalists are Democrats, but workingmen must remember that they are all capitalists, and that the many small ones, like the fewer large ones, are all politically supporting their class interests, and this is always and everywhere the capitalist class” – renown labor leader and Socialist Party presidential candidate Eugene V.Read more ...