Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

Wrapping-up Third Party Presidential Candidates Series

images-1by Peter B. Gemma

I have to wrap-up the series of interviews with third party presidential candidates as I am going away until just before the election. Almost every campaign was cooperative, forthright, and appreciative of the opportunity.

Despite several inquiries, I did not get the courtesy of a reply from the Gary Johnson and Jill Stein campaigns.… Read more ...

Interview with Dan Vacek, Legal Marijuana Now Presidential Nominee

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by Peter B. Gemma

In 1998, Legal Marijuana Now was organized as a grass roots movement to coordinate petition drives to place pro-cannabis candidates on Minnesota ballots.  Legal Marijuana Now earned recognition as a political party in the state when its candidate, Dan Vacek, earned 57,604 votes (three percent) in the 2014 race for Minnesota Attorney General. Read more ...

Prediction: 3rd Parties Will Win

by Peter B. Gemma

Commentary originally published by OpEdNews

piechartelection2016-1-56-06-pmIn a vacuum of serious policy decisions and debates, minor parties can be effective catalysts for issues that are eventually absorbed by the major parties. In his book The Other Candidates: Third Parties in General Elections, author Frank Smallwood observed that alternative political candidates, “have often been successful in advancing initiatives that have later been incorporated into our political life.… Read more ...

Green Papers Has List of Presidential Candidates in Each State, Including Those Whose Write-ins Will be Counted

Ballot Access News:

The Green Papers has this very useful list of which candidates in each state are qualified to receive votes. Scroll down to find the list of states. Click on any state to learn which candidates are on the ballot for president, with their label, and also which presidential candidates who are not on the ballot have qualified to have their write-ins tallied.… Read more ...

Three Presidential Candidates Confirm for Debate @ CU Boulder, October 25th

Free and Equal:

Denver, CO – Three candidates for President of the United States have confirmed their participation in the Free and Equal People’s Presidential Debate at Macky Auditorium on the campus of CU Boulder October 25th. Darrell Castle of the Constitution Party, Rocky De La Fuente, of the Independent, Reform and American Delta Party, and Gloria LaRiva of Party for Socialism and Liberation are slated to face-off.… Read more ...

Vote Against the Republicrats

by Peter B. Gemma

Article first published at Communities Digital News

lot-of-6-225-third-party-candidates-forIn an election year where a polling firm matched “a giant meteor hitting the earth” against Clinton and Trump – and the asteroid nabbed 13 percent of the vote – it’s time to look for alternatives to the establishment’s political duopoly.… Read more ...

Interview with Dr. Peter Alan Skewes, the American Party of South Carolina Presidential Nominee

by Peter B. Gemma

akjujue9Peter Alan Skewes received his a Ph.D. in Animal Physiology from Virginia Tech and has been a faculty member at Clemson University 31 years. He serves on the editorial board of the scholarly journal Poultry Science. The American Party of South Carolina nominated Skewes for President in May.Read more ...

Interview with Dr. Lynn S. Kahn, Independent Candidate for President

by Peter B. Gemma

12010692_1040769475955133_9018589254848061435_oNew York resident Lynn S. Kahn earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The American University in 1977. She worked as an organizational psychologist inside federal agencies for 32 years, including 22 years with the Federal Aviation Administration and for more than six years, represented the agency on the White House Partnership to Reinvent Government.Read more ...

Interview with American Solidarity Party Presidential Nominee Michael Maturen

By Peter B. Gemma

c376468d2016-01-01On July 8, Michael Maturen of Michigan was nominated as the American Solidarity Party (ASP) candidate for President.  The ASP defines itself as a “Christian Democratic Party” which promotes, “the common good and the material and spiritual welfare of all people.”

Although Maturen graduated from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology and was ordained as an Anglican priest, he is now an active layman with the Roman Catholic Church.Read more ...

McMullin Supporters Protest in Florida Governor’s Office Over Ballot Exclusion (with Muffins)

636101413948820561-muffins3From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On September 22, supporters of Evan McMullin protested his exclusion from the Florida ballotby dropping off 300 muffins at Governor Rick Scott’s office. Unexplained is why the McMullin campaign has not sued Florida over its unconstitutional ballot access laws for president. Florida won’t print the presidential nominee of a qualified party on the ballot unless it is recognized by the Federal Election Commission as a national committee, or unless it submits 119,316 signatures by July 15.… Read more ...

Interview with “Rocky” De La Fuente, Independent and Third Party Candidate for President

   by Peter B. Gemma


unknown-1Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente began his successful business career in California’s automobile industry and has branched out into the national markets of banking and real estate.  In 1982, at the age of 28, he was elected Chairman of the National (automotive) Dealer Council.  His involvement in politics includes being elected by the California Democratic Party as a Delegate-at-Large (Super Delegate) to the 1992 Democrat National Convention.  
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Reform Party: Actions of Arkansas Secretary of State Show Corruption, or Something More

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From the Reform Party’s website, September 12th, 2016:

When Reform Party Presidential candidate Roque De La Fuente submitted petitions for ballot access, the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office accepted the submission. It was declared that Roque De La Fuente met the requirements to obtain ballot access. Days later Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin reversed the decision citing “sore loser” laws.… Read more ...