Category Archives: Right-wing minor parties

Interview with Darrell Castle, Constitution Party Presidential Nominee

by Peter B. Gemma

darrell_castle_t720Darrel Castle, a U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran, earned a Juris Doctorate from Memphis State University in 1979. Castle opened his own law firm in Memphis in 1984, and has concentrated his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and personal injury.

 A former Chairman of the Tennessee Constitution Party, he served as a Vice Chairman of the national party and was the running mate of Chuck Baldwin, the 2008 Constitution Party presidential candidate.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 ...

Tom Hoefling delivers acceptance speech at America’s Party national convention

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TomHoefling.com: Tom Hoefling America’s Party 2016 presidential nomination acceptance speech, delivered August 27th, 2016

Thank you all very much.

I am deeply honored and grateful to receive the presidential nomination of America’s Party once again, mainly because I believe that America’s Party people are the best people in America. You are truly the salt of the earth.… 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 ...

American Solidarity Party Presidential Ticket Achieves Ballot Access in Colorado; Announces National Campaign Strategy

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Press release from the American Solidarity Party:

The American Solidarity Party has successfully placed its presidential candidate, Mike Maturen and his running mate Juan Muñoz of Texas on the ballot in Colorado. Todd Lowman, the chair of the American Solidarity Party of Colorado, praised the Colorado Secretary of State’s office for its responsiveness, allowing the party to finish raising funds for the filing fee, recruit a slate of presidential electors, and turn in the necessary paperwork hours before the state’s deadline on August 10.… Read more ...

CA AIP to Nominate Donald Trump for President

According to J.R. Myers, founder and chairman of the Alaska Constitution Party, a source from within the California American Independent Party (CA AIP) reports that the Party has decided to nominate Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for president.

As Ballot Access News reported last month, Trump likely won the CA AIP’s June primary through write-in votes, though such votes were not officially counted.… Read more ...

Tom Hoefling: “If they want to be part of the American family, they must first obtain our consent in the matter.”

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Tom Hoefling is the America’s Party candidate for president. Hoefling previously sought the Constitution Party’s presidential nomination earlier this year, but did not succeed in his endeavor. According to Wikipedia, Hoefling is on the ballot in Arkansas, California (under the American Independent Party label) and Florida, for total access to 90 electoral votes. Read more ...

American Freedom Party leader attends GOP convention, has picture taken with Milo Yiannopoulos

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American Freedom Party director James Edwards and Milo Yiannopoulos

ATPR: James Edwards, one of the national directors of the white nationalist American Freedom Party, attended the GOP convention. His account of the experience was published on the American Freedom Party’s website on July 26th, 2016:

Veni, vidi, vici.I had the unique experience of being at the Republican National Convention last week when the center of the political universe briefly aligned in Cleveland, Ohio.… Read more ...

In the shadow of Trump, David Duke announces run for U.S. Senate

(Originally published at the American Third Party Report earlier today):

Today, the 1988 presidential candidate of the Populist Party and internationally known white nationalist David Duke announced his candidacy for an open U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana as a Republican.

Duke, 66,  who was initially affiliated with the National Socialist White People’s Party  at the onset of what would become his lengthy political career, ran as the presidential nominee of the nationalist, Willis Carto founded Populist Party in the 1988 presidential election.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party: Relaxing the rules against use of recreational drugs

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ATPR: The following article, titled “Drug Legalization: Relaxing the rules against use of recreational drugs”, appeared in the April/May/June 2016 edition of the National Prohibitionist, the official newsletter of the Prohibition Party, America’s oldest continually existing third party since 1869. The full text of the article is below:

Legalization is often presented as a way to cut the cost of prisons, and it is an unfortunate fact that the “prison industry” has grown fat on the persecution of marijuana users.… Read more ...

Wikinews: Interview with California American Independent Party Primary Winner

Originally published at Wikinews 

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Though most of the media attention of the June 7 California primary focused on the Democratic and Republican races, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump winning each, respectively, the Peace and Freedom Party, the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, and the American Independent Party (AIP) all held primaries as well, owing to the fact that each has attained the status of political party in the state; a designation reserved for parties that can show they have registered members totaling greater than 0.33% of registered voters in the state, and maintained with either keeping registered voters at that percentage or holding 0.067% of registered voters while winning at least two percent of the vote in a statewide election.… Read more ...