Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

Modern Whig Party of Louisiana Invites Presidential Candidates to a Forum on January 28 in Lake Charles, Louisiana

From Ballot Access News:

The Modern Whig Party of Louisiana has arranged for a January 28 forum for all presidential candidates who are willing to attend. So far, nine candidates have accepted:

1. Robert Dionisio, an independent candidate from Atlanta, Georgia
2. Zoltan Istvan, presidential nominee of the Transhumanist Party, of Mill Valley, California
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Liberty Hangout and Charles Peralo from Podcast with John McAfee

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Published on Dec 29, 2015

Yesterday, Liberty Hangout and Charles Peralo from had the privilege of being one of the first outlets to chat with tech mogul, security expert, and founder of a centi million dollar web security company, John McAfee, about his 2016 presidential campaign. We asked John about a number of his policy stances, ranging from intellectual property, to social security, free trade, Bitcoin, and more.

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Doug Craig: John McAfee likely to run for Libertarian Presidential nomination

Libertarian National Committee member and former LP of Georgia state chair Doug Craig on facebook (H/T Caryn Ann Harlos):

Just got a call from USA Today newspaper. .they wanted to ask me about the John Mcafee campaign ..I told them I had talked to him about ballot acces and always welcomed all voices to the debate when it comes to freedom.

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Libertarian ballot access drive in Oklahoma picking up pace


The red line is signatures actually collected, the blue line is how many signatures the LP would need to stay on pace to complete the petition drive on time, the numbers top to bottom on the left are signatures collected, and the numbers on the bottom from left to right are weeks since the petition drive started.Read more ...

Video: Meeting Between the Presidential Nominees of the Transhumanist Party and the Cyber Party

From Ballot Access News:

Here is a 6-minute film showing the conversation that ensued when the presidential nominees of the Transhumanist Party and the Cyber Party met each other for the first time. Zoltan Istvan is the nominee of the Transhumanist Party and John McAfee is the nominee of the Cyber Party.… Read more ...

Nutrition Party Announces Presidential Candidate, and Qualifies Him for Colorado Ballot

From Ballot Access News:

Last month, Rod Silva announced that he has formed the Nutrition Party and that he will be its 2016 presidential nominee. He has since qualified to appear on the November 2016 Colorado ballot. Here is the campaign web page. Silva owns a restaurant chain that is focused on only serving healthful food.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader on “The Sanders and Trump Insurgencies: What’s Next?”

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By Ralph Nader at

It is not often that Democratic and Republican insurgent candidates for President achieve such prominence and maintain staying power against the establishment “pols” of the two party duopoly that manages elections for the plutocracy that finances campaigns. The media are taking the insurgents seriously, which means that the polls are being done regularly on candidate positions and candidate match ups with other primary candidates.… Read more ...

American Independent Party Opens its Primary to Independent Voters

Ballot Access News:

The American Independent Party, which is on the ballot in California but no other state, will let independent voters vote in its presidential primary in 2016. California law lets each qualified party decide whether or not to invite independents to vote in its presidential primary. The AIP also let independents vote in its presidential primary in 2004 and 2008, but did not do so in 2012.… Read more ...

Jimmy McMillan, Rent Is Too Damn High Candidate, Is Retiring From Politics

The New York Times reports:

Jimmy McMillan, the whiskered political showman who became a viral Internet star when he ran for governor of New York in 2010 as a candidate of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, has announced his retirement from the political arena, citing a lack of public support for his agenda.

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Reform Party Reaffirms its Support of the First Amendment

From the Reform Party website:

Due to recent comments uttered by the campaign of a Republican Presidential Candidate, The Reform Party of the United States would like to reaffirm its support of the first amendment. This amendment, ratified by the Founding Fathers, is the key cornerstone to American Freedom and Liberty.… Read more ...

Pat Buchanan Addresses Donald Trump’s Proposed Moratorium on Muslim Immigration

Yesterday, the Reform Party’s 2000 presidential nominee Pat Buchanan, whose long history with current Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was documented here last July, wrote a column for World Net Daily on Trump’s recent proposal to halt Muslim immigration into the United States:

Calling for a moratorium on Muslim immigration “until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on,” Donald Trump this week ignited a firestorm of historic proportions.

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Libertarian Party of Kentucky, and Constitution Party of Kentucky, File Lawsuit on Definition of “Party”

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On December 4, the Libertarian Party and the Constitution Party filed a lawsuit against the Kentucky definition of a qualified party. The case is Libertarian Party of Kentucky v Grimes, e.d. 3:15cv-86.

Kentucky is the only state in which it is impossible for a party to ever be ballot-qualified until it polls a particular share of the vote for President.… Read more ...