Category Archives: Right-wing minor parties

Post Election Survey of Third Party Movement Leaders; Part Two – What Went Wrong

by Peter B. Gemma

 sss-1-500x250“We simply got off to a late start and didn’t have enough time or manpower to get it done for 2016.  We now know the nuances in each state, however, so we are prepared moving forward.”

That’s the post election assessment of the American Solidarity Party presidential nominee Mike Maturen.… Read more ...

Post Election Survey of Third Party Movement Leaders; Part One – The Good News

by Peter B. Gemma

6a00d8341bfae553ef019b00baf5c2970c-800wi“I believe 2016 was a phenomenal breakthrough for independent candidates and 3rd parties; the fact that independent candidates formed networks to support each other and to push the independent message is a development they cannot be underestimated.”

That’s Lynn Kahn’s overview of this year’s election. Kahn, who ran for President as an independent, was on the ballot in two states and qualified as a write-in in 10 more.… Read more ...

Jesse Walker: Where the Third-Party Candidates Were Strongest

reason.com:

Yesterday’s presidential election produced the strongest showing in 20 years for third-party and independent candidates. Not all the ballots have been tallied yet, so some of the numbers below may be slightly off from the final totals. But at this point all the alternative candidates put together have received more than 5 percent of the popular vote.… Read more ...

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IPR owner Warren Redlich quoted in Washington Post

From an article by Katie Zezima at WaPo:

Among the biggest deficits such candidates suffer is a lack of funding. Johnson raised about $11 million, Stein about $3.5 million and McMullin about $1 million, compared with the hundreds of millions put forward for Trump and Clinton.

“In Florida, I’m not seeing the Gary Johnson ads,” said Warren Redlich, a lawyer who ran for governor of New York as a libertarian.… Read more ...

William Saturn: Review of the 2016 Free & Equal Debate

William Saturn at Saturn’s Repository:

On October 25, the Free & Equal Elections Foundation held a debate on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, moderated by actor Ed Asner and Free & Equal founder Christina Tobin. This was the organization’s third election cycle hosting a presidential debate.… Read more ...

William Saturn: ‘Backing the True Outsider’

William Saturn at Saturn’s Repository:

For the first time in my life, I am voting for a major party presidential candidate. My reasoning, however, has not changed. Tomorrow I will vote for Donald Trump for the same reasons I voted for Ralph Nader in 2004, Chuck Baldwin in 2008, and Gary Johnson in 2012.… Read more ...

New Mexico Libertarian Party Gains Enough Registration to Meet One of the Two Tests to Have its Own Primary

Ballot Access News:

The New Mexico Libertarian Party has never had a government-provided primary. The only minor party that has ever had its own primary in New Mexico is the Green Party, which had one in 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2004. The state requires a party to meet two tests to have a primary: (1) a vote of 5% for a statewide office; (2) registration of three-tenths of 1%.… Read more ...

Peter Gemma: Election Prediction Challenge

I want to keep this prediction for 3rd party candidates simple: percentage for the Big Two (Green and Libertarian), and, for other 3rd party and independent candidates, vote totals or specific guesses on states.  Since there are so many in the later category, I thought it best to leave those entries open ended; list as many as you wish.… Read more ...

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Evan McMullin on Federalism, Spending, War, Edward Snowden, and ‘the Bigotry of Donald Trump’

Matt Welch at reason.com:

In a just world, every left-leaning commentator who made a joke in 2012 about Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” would be teleported to Utah for the waning moments of Evan McMullin’s Quixotic campaign to become the first third-party presidential candidate to win a state since George Wallace in 1968.… Read more ...

Wikinews Publishes “Final Pleas” From Three Third Party Candidates

In the sixth and final edition of the monthly Wikinews series on the 2016 presidential election, three candidates not invited to Free & Equal’s 2016 presidential debate were provided an opportunity to write a final statement to voters.

Those making their final plea include: America’s Party nominee Tom Hoefling (who asked to use the same statement he made as a final plea as his party’s nominee in 2012); Socialist Party USA and Natural Law Party presidential nominee Mimi Soltysik, and former Thompson Township, Fulton County, Pennsylvania Tax Assessor James Hedges, nominee of the Prohibition Party.… Read more ...

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Rocky De La Fuente Sues California Secretary of State for Refusing his Write-in Declaration of Candidacy

Ballot Access News:

On November 4, Rocky De La Fuente, an independent presidential candidate who is on the ballot in 20 states, filed a lawsuit in California state court against the Secretary of State, who rejected his write-in filing on the grounds that a few of his presidential elector candidates are not registered at the address they listed on their declarations.… Read more ...

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New Utah poll: Trump 37%, Clinton 31%, McMullin 24%, Johnson 4%, Stein 1%

Madeline Conway at Politico.com:

Donald Trump continues to hold onto a lead among likely voters in the traditionally deep-red state of Utah, according to a new Monmouth University poll, but he is ahead of Hillary Clinton by only 6 points as almost a quarter of voters flock to independent candidate Evan McMullin.

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