Category Archives: Right-wing minor parties

Wrapping-up Third Party Presidential Candidates Series

images-1by Peter B. Gemma

I have to wrap-up the series of interviews with third party presidential candidates as I am going away until just before the election. Almost every campaign was cooperative, forthright, and appreciative of the opportunity.

Despite several inquiries, I did not get the courtesy of a reply from the Gary Johnson and Jill Stein campaigns.… Read more ...

Prediction: 3rd Parties Will Win

by Peter B. Gemma

Commentary originally published by OpEdNews

piechartelection2016-1-56-06-pmIn a vacuum of serious policy decisions and debates, minor parties can be effective catalysts for issues that are eventually absorbed by the major parties. In his book The Other Candidates: Third Parties in General Elections, author Frank Smallwood observed that alternative political candidates, “have often been successful in advancing initiatives that have later been incorporated into our political life.… Read more ...

Interview with America’s Party Presidential Candidate Tom Hoefling

By Peter B. Gemma

5391f20d0ddd8-preview-620Tom Hoefling of Iowa is the presidential nominee of America’s Party, and was its standard bearer in 2012. Hoefling ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for a seat in the Iowa House in 1998, and was a GOP candidate for Governor in the 2014 Iowa Republican primary where he received 26,300 votes, about 17 percent, against Terry Branstad the five-term incumbent Governor.Read more ... How Evan McMullin Could Win Utah And The Presidency

Benjamin Morris at

With the election only weeks away, Hillary Clinton appears to have the lead and the momentum. As of this writing, the FiveThirtyEight polls-only forecast gives her around an 87 percent chance of winning — up from around 55 percent in late September – and that may not have fully absorbed the fallout of Trump’s lewd video, debatable debate performance or the daily deluge of fresh scandal jeopardizing his candidacy.… Read more ...

The Other Way an Alternative Candidate Could Pick Up an Electoral Vote: When electors defect


Jesse Walker at Reason:

Hillary Clinton is almost certain to carry Washington state next month. But she won’t necessarily collect all of its electoral votes. Robert Satiacum Jr., one of the Democratic Party’s slate of 12 electors in Washington, has been mulling in public about whether he can bring himself to vote for his party’s nominee.… Read more ...

Green Papers Has List of Presidential Candidates in Each State, Including Those Whose Write-ins Will be Counted

Ballot Access News:

The Green Papers has this very useful list of which candidates in each state are qualified to receive votes. Scroll down to find the list of states. Click on any state to learn which candidates are on the ballot for president, with their label, and also which presidential candidates who are not on the ballot have qualified to have their write-ins tallied.… Read more ...

New Utah Poll: Trump 26%, Clinton 26%, McMullin 22%, Johnson 14%

Ballot Access News:

On October 12, Y2 Analytics released this presidential poll for Utah, showing that no presidential candidate has more than 26%. The results: Hillary Clinton 26%, Donald Trump 26%, Evan McMullin 22%, Gary Johnson 14%, Jill Stein 1%, other 3%, undecided 7%. Probably the bulk of the “other” vote is for Darrell Castle, because the Constitution Party is strong in Utah.… Read more ...

Darrell Castle garners endorsement from Glenn Beck, publicity from Deseret News

Glenn Beck, who had earlier been touted as a likely Gary Johnson supporter and had usually supported Republicans in the past, now says he had considered voting for Hillary Clinton and settled on Darrell Castle of the Constitution Party. Beck is a convert to the Church of Latter Day Saints aka the Mormons, which also owns Salt Lake City daily Deseret News, and that newspaper also just published an op-ed by Castle (H/T Ballot Access News).… 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 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


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 ...

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

randthe 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 ...