Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

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

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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 ...

3rd Party Debate LIVE Tonight 7 PM EST

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

http://.percolate.blogtalkradio.com/offsiteplayer?hostId=996435&episodeId=9249971

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’

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By Darcy Richardson, UncoveredPolitics.com, 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 ReformParty.org, 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 ...