Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

3rd Party Debate LIVE Tonight 7 PM EST


From Adam Seaman, American Third Party Report, 2 hours ago:

Tom Hoefling will represent America’s Party and Chris Keniston will represent the Veterans’ Party and Mike Maturen from the American Solidarity Party will be debating one another tonight on Open Rebellion Radio on BlogTalkRadio.  You can listen in the box above, simply click the play button.… Read more ...

Darcy Richardson: Vowing to Fight On, Reform Party Candidate Promises to ‘Restore Democracy’


By Darcy Richardson,, September 6th, 2016:

ORLANDO — Fresh from a 61,000-vote showing in last week’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Florida, the colorful “Rocky” Roque De La Fuente has turned his attention to his fledgling third-party bid for the White House — a contest in which the determined political outsider hopes to find himself on the ballot in as many as twenty-five states in November.… Read more ...

Reform Party: “Three States Are Attempting to Keep Reform Party Presidential Candidate Off of Ballot”

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Press release from, September 5th, 2016:

Reform Party Members and Supporters,

I am glad to announce that the Reform Party’s Presidential candidate, Roque De La Fuente, has gained ballot access in about thirty states. This is a big step up for us, as we have not been on this number of state ballots since 2004.… Read more ...

Voters Need the Input and Impact of a Third Party

By Peter B. Gemma

66921681James Madison wisely observed, “When the variety and number of political parties increases, the chance for oppression, factionalism, and non-skeptical acceptance of ideas decreases.”

Marginalized policy initiatives can often bubble up into the mainstream because of independent candidates and third parties. In his book Declaring Independence: The Beginning of the End of the Two-Party System, political strategist Douglas Schoen noted, “While third party movements and candidates have periodically emerged to challenge the status quo … none have ever come close to winning, though they did end up having a significant impact on policy formation as a result of their campaigns.”

Although the success of the Prohibition Party was fleeting, it is a good model of how an issue can come from a single constituency, evolve into a formidable political force, and flex muscle on Capitol Hill.… Read more ...

The New Poll Tax: Ballot Access Laws Foil Independent Candidates

By Peter B. Gemma

GiantMeteor2016There is no free market of ideas, candidates, or political parties on Election Day.

It’s not for a lack of demand. According to the latest ABC News/Washington Post survey, 57 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton; 44 percent say they would prefer a third-party candidate to run.… Read more ...

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


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:

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 ...