Today, Chief Justice John Roberts administered the presidential oath of office to businessman Donald Trump, the 2016 presidential nominee of the American Independent Party (AIP) (platform). Trump was also the nominee of the Republican Party.
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Here are national totals for gubernatorial races, by party, for the November 2016 election:
Independent Party of Oregon 47,481
Independent American 15,912
Liberty Union 8,912
Independent candidates got 30,019. UPDATE: totals have been corrected to fix a Delaware error.
By Mark Wachtler at ONN:
(ONN) Now that all of the 2016 Presidential election ballots have been counted and certified, including write-ins, we can see which opposition third parties grew, shrunk or stayed the same. With two unpopular candidates nominated by the two establishment parties – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – most of America’s third parties grew exponentially.… Read more ...
The total vote cast for U.S. Senate on November 8, 2016, by party, was:
Working Families 428,854
Independent Party of Oregon 59,516
Women’s Equality 45,297
Independent American 27,340
New Independent Party 17,649
Liberty Union 3,241
American Shopping 1,393
Independent candidates received 461,960 votes.… Read more ...
by Peter B. Gemma
In the December 8th edition of The Hill, under the headline “After 2016 drubbing, what’s next for third parties,” author and journalist Dan Arel writes: “Endless analysis has been written about how Trump beat his primary rival Hillary Clinton, and for a short time everyone wanted to blame Jill Stein and Gary Johnson.… Read more ...
November 30, 2016
Unity Party Seeks Just 24 More Voters as Hammons Mulls Bid
Boulder, Colorado – Per an email from the Colorado Secretary of State’s Elections Division posted on the www.billisrunning.com campaign site of former (2016) Unity Party US Senate candidate and future (2018) Unity Party Gubernatorial candidate Bill Hammons, the Unity Party of Colorado is 24 affiliated voters away from full-fledged party status in the state, and thus is 24 “Unity” voters away from being able to place any Unity Party candidate directly onto any General Election ballot with a simple show of hands at a party assembly, no voter signature gathering by candidates required.… Read more ...
by Peter B. Gemma
That’s the post election assessment of the American Solidarity Party presidential nominee Mike Maturen.… Read more ...
by Peter B. Gemma
“I believe 2016 was a phenomenal breakthrough for independent candidates and 3rd parties; the fact that independent candidates formed networks to support each other and to push the independent message is a development they cannot be underestimated.”
Yesterday’s presidential election produced the strongest showing in 20 years for third-party and independent candidates. Not all the ballots have been tallied yet, so some of the numbers below may be slightly off from the final totals. But at this point all the alternative candidates put together have received more than 5 percent of the popular vote.… Read more ...
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 ...
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 ...