Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

William Saturn: Chronicle of the 2016 Reform Party Presidential Race

William Saturn is an IPR contributor. He wrote the following article for Wikinews and republished it on his blog, The Saturnalian, on August 29th, 2016:

The following is adapted from the July 2016 edition of the Wikinews series On the campaign trail.

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“[T]here was and is a party that was opposed to NAFTA, CAFTA, the WTO and other unfair trade agreements and which is still deeply committed to the Hamiltonian idea of protecting U.S.

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Interview with James Hedges, Prohibition Party nominee for President

by Peter B. Gemma

636062593429901186-CPO-NHG-080616-JIM-HEDGE-01The Prohibition Party was founded in 1869 and is the third oldest party behind the Republicans and Democrats. They have fielded presidential candidates in every election every cycle since 1872. The Prohibition Party had its heyday during the years 1882-1916, when candidates were elected to Congress, state legislatures, and changed the outcome of the 1916 presidential election.Read more ...

ATPR Exclusive: Interview With Transhumanist Party Presidential Candidate Zoltan Istvan

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The following interview with Transhumanist Party presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan was conducted by ATPR editor Adam Seaman and published on ATPR on August 16th, 2016:

1. Q: I love your platform. It is different, it is futuristic, it’s trailblazing. You want to explore space and by that I don’t mean what were doing now, you want to do much, much more.Read more ...

Reform Party of New York Fielding Candidates for the 2016 Elections

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Press release from the Reform Party

Bohemia, New York – The Reform Party of New York will field a slate of candidates for the 2016 elections. These candidates will include challengers for local, state and federal offices. Last year, in 2015 the Reform Party of New York fielded 2,000 candidates.… Read more ...

Evan McMullin is Minnesota Independence Party Nominee, Gains Ballot Access in Colorado

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By Adam Seaman, published at American Third Party Report earlier today:

The Minnesota Independence Party Executive Committee chose Independent Evan McMullin as it’s candidate yesterday.  Evan McMullin has received a great deal of national media coverage lately as the conservative alternative to Republican nominee Donald Trump.  Now the party has to gather 2,000 signatures to get on the ballot in Minnesota.… Read more ...

Reform Party releases newsletter about its recent convention

The following newsletter from the Reform Party chronicling what happened at the party’s national convention in late July was posted on Facebook on August 12th, 2016:
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Reform Party National Convention 2016 News!

The Reform Party nominations process this cycle was a whirlwind adventure, but it didn’t start out that way! There two things that will drive turnout for a convention, excitement or frustration.… Read more ...

Quick, New Interview with Reform Party Secretary Nicholas Hensley

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Independent Political Report/ ATPR Exclusive: Quick Interview with Reform Party Secretary Nicholas Hensley

Below is brand-new, exclusive interview with Nicholas Hensley, the Reform Party’s national secretary:

Tell me about who you are, and what you do for the Reform Party?

My name is Nicholas Hensley. I am the current Secretary of the Reform Party of the United States, and current Chairman of the Reform Party of North Carolina.Read more ...

Reform Party Releases Official Statement on Presidential Nominee

The following is from the Reform Party website:

The Reform Party has chosen Roque “Rocky” de la Fuente as its presidential contender. Between Rocky’s campaign and party efforts, Roque de la Fuente and the Reform Party have successful put together approximately twenty five ballot lines, but hope to establish ballot access in up to forty-two states.… Read more ...

Interview: Reform Party Secretary explains why Rocky De La Fuente was chosen as the party’s nominee

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Originally published at American Third Party Report:

Exclusive, follow-up interview for American Third Party Report with Nicholas Hensley (earlier today, the Reform Party announced Roque De La Fuente as its presidential nominee):

In early July Reform Party Secretary Nicholas Hensley sat down for an interview with American Third Party Report.Read more ...

Outgoing Reform Party chairman David Collison addresses the Reform Party’s postponement of its presidential nomination

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On July 30th, 2016, Richard Winger of Ballot Access News reported that the delegates at the Reform Party’s national convention in Bohemia, New York voted to postpone the selection of the party’s presidential nominee to August 8th. When asked for comment, outgoing Reform Party chairman David Collison responded with the following statement:

David Collison here, outgoing Chairman of the Reform Party National Committee. … Read more ...

Dan Phillips: The Reform Party’s Branding Problem and Election 2016

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Dan Phillips, also known as Red Phillips, is a longtime IPR contributor. He published the following article today at EconomicPopulist.org:

Recently I wrote an article regarding Darcy Richardson’s candidacy for the Reform Party nomination. Well a funny thing happened at the Reform Party Convention last weekend. Instead of picking a nominee, they postpone the decision until 8 Aug.… Read more ...