Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

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
JOHN CURTIS REPUBLICAN 57.57% 62498
KATHIE ALLEN DEMOCRATIC 27.13% 29449
JIM BENNETT UNITED UTAH 08.88% 9641
SEAN WHALEN UNAFFILIATED 02.73% 2968
JOE BUCHMAN LIBERTARIAN 02.18% 2372
JASON CHRISTENSEN INDEPENDENT AMERICAN 01.50% 1633

Charlottesville, Virginia, Elects an Independent to City Council

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

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Ben Walsh elected Mayor of Syracuse

 

Ben Walsh hugs a supporter in the grand ballroom. Ben Walsh’s election night headquarters at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown’ s Grand Ballroom, November 7, 2017.(Michael Greenlar | mgreenlar@syracuse.com)

The minor party candidate Ben Walsh has been elected the new mayor of the Syracuse, New York. Ben Walsh was the candidate of the Independence, Reform, and Upstate Jobs parties.… Read more ...

Ben Walsh Leading in Race for Mayor of Syracuse

Syracuse mayoral candidates Laura Lavine , Juanita Perez Williams,  Ben Walsh, and Howie Hawkins Syracuse.com.(Dennis Nett | dnett@syracuse.com)

Ben Walsh is currently leading in the latest poll for Mayor or Syracuse, New York. Ben Walsh is a Syracuse businessman running for mayor with the support of the Independence, Reform, and Upstate Jobs parties.… Read more ...

William Saturn: ‘On Charlottesville’

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A statue honoring Confederate soldiers in Charlottesville, Virginia

William Saturn is a citizen journalist who frequently covers alternative parties and independent candidates and an IPR author/editor. Original article at Saturn’s Repository:

After the events in Charlottesville this past month, I had to clear my thoughts. Discourse had, once again, reached a level of absurdity.… Read more ...

American Solidarity Party Statement on the Terror in Charlottesville


H. Lillian Vogl at solidarity-party.org:

Statement on the Terror in Charlottesville
August 14, 2017

As a nation we are shocked and saddened by the acts of terror that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia last Friday and Saturday. They strike me personally very close to home. I am an alumna of the University of Virginia School of Law (class of 2004), and the three years I spent living in Charlottesville were delightful and formative.… Read more ...

Zoltan Istvan: “I Became a Pot Felon at 18. I’m Owed More Than an Apology.”

Zoltan Istvan at reason.com:

Zoltan Istvan is founder of The Transhumanist Party. He is currently running for Governor of California as a Libertarian. This commentary is from reason.com

When asked why I advocate for legalization of recreational drugs, I give a simple answer: Because the government doesn’t know what’s best for me or others.… Read more ...

Moderate Party Receives Rhode Island Money Even Though It Is Defunct


Ballot Access News:

Rhode Island allows state income taxpayers to choose which qualified party to help with a small contribution. The Moderate Party is listed as a choice because it is qualified. It is qualified because it got over 5% for Governor in 2014. However, it is defunct. Nevertheless, 440 taxpayers this year sent the party $1 on their tax forms.… Read more ...

Reform Party Statement on UVA Situation

reformparty.org:

The situation at the University of Virginia reminds us that hate still exists in the country, and that no matter how far we move as a society, that the fringe right will stand against progress. The actions of Nazis, Neo-Confederates and Klansman in Virginia symbolize the worst in American politics, and showcases to the world the ignorance of a few.… Read more ...

Third Party Info: ‘Interview with H. Lillian Vogl, Chairwoman of the American Solidarity Party’

Third Party Info:

1. Can tell us what the American Solidarity Party is?

We are a party that seeks the common good, on common ground, through common sense. We believe in the sanctity of human life, the necessity of social justice, our responsibility to care for the environment, and promotion of a more peaceful world.… Read more ...

Third Party Info: ‘Interview with Paul Bachmann, Chairman of the Florida Reform Party’

Third Party Info:

1. Do you think that the Reform Party can be revitalized?

Not only do I think we can, but that has already started.

2. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Sure. In 1992, after having worked since the age of 16, my doctors determined I was disabled.… Read more ...

Independent Voters in New York City Will be Permitted to Choose a Reform Party Primary Ballot for Mayor

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The Reform Party is ballot-qualified in New York, and has decided to let independent voters participate in its Mayoral primary being held on September 12, 2017. This will be the first time any party in New York has let independent voters vote in an actual primary for an election of this size.… 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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