Written by Jonathan Makeley
The Prohibition Party has been experiencing significant growing membership and activism in recent years. Recently I interviewed my party colleague Dr. R.T. Cooper, the state chairman of the Alabama Prohibition Party, about how things have been going with the Prohibition Party in Alabama.
The Prohibition Party and the broader prohibitionist movement has a well rooted history in the state of Alabama.… Read more ...
Ballot Access News:
Citizens in Charge has filed this amicus curiae brief in Independent Party v Padilla, 17-1200. The issue in the case is whether the California Secretary of State violated the rights of the voters who formed the Independent Party, when he refused to instruct county election officials to tally up how many registered voters the Independent Party has.… Read more ...
by Peter B. Gemma
What do former Congressman Alan West, commentator Laura Ingraham, and Sheriff David Clarke have in common? All are well-known conservatives and a ton of money is being raised for their respective US Senate campaigns.
And here’s a twist: none of them are actually running for office.
Mail boxes of conservatives are filling up with fake solicitations, offering great promises and dire warnings designed to scare up some money.… Read more ...
by Peter B. Gemma
Darcy Richardson, well known to IPR readers as a political and campaign historian via his many books, has a lifetime record as a candidate — running on third party lines. He was the Consumer Party nominee for US Senate in Pennsylvania in 1988 while serving as the national campaign manager of former Senator Eugene McCarthy’s presidential campaign.… Read more ...
In an ABC television interview on the program THIS WEEK Governors John Kasich and John Hickenlooper, Republican of Ohio and Democrat of Colorado respectively, declared the apparent imminent end of the dominance of the two-old, two party system in the US.
Kasich told ABC TV’s White House Chief Correspondent Jonathan Karl,
“I don’t think either party is answering people’s deepest concerns and needs .… Read more ...
Ballot Access News:
On February 20, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Johnson v Commission on Presidential Debates, 17-916. The other presidential debates case, Level the Playing Field v Federal Elections Commission, is still pending in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. A decision on that case could come at any time.… Read more ...
The Prohibition Party had issued statements criticizing the recent federal government shut down. The Prohibition Party Facebook page stated that the “Government shutdown is unethical and bad for Americans”. It was further stated, “People’s lives are hanging in the balance. This display does much to show where American citizens figure on their list of priorities”.… Read more ...
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):
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Charlottesville, Virginia, Elects an Independent to City Council
Charlottesville, Virginia held a partisan election for city office on November 7.
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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. Ben Walsh received 54.4% of the vote, while Democratic Juanita Perez Williams received 38.1%, Green Howie Hawkins received 4.1%, Republican Laura Levine at 2.5%, and Working Families Joe Nicoletti at 1%.… Read more ...
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. The latest Syracuse.com shows Ben Walsh leading with 36%, with Democratic candidate Juanita Perez Williams at 34%, Republican candidate Laura Lavine at 7%, Working Families Party candidate Joe Nicoletti at 6%, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins at 5%, and 12% undecided.… Read more ...
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 ...
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 ...