Category Archives: Right-wing minor parties

Another Write-in Candidate Enters Alabama Senate Race, Gathers Mainstream Coverage

Ballot Access News:

Lee Busby, a former Marine Colonel, and a former aide to current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, says he is a write-in candidate for U.S. Senate in the Alabama December 12 election.

Breitbart has dubbed Busby McMuffin 2.0.

IPR has previously reported on the write-in campaign of Libertarian Ron Bishop in the same race, and there are a number of other active write-in campaigns.… Read more ...

Rushford Liberty Party candidates take victories in local elections

In the town of Rushford, New York, a group of local citizens had joined together to form a local political group, under the name of the Liberty Party. In the 2017 elections, the Rushford Liberty Party had four candidates placed on ballot under the Liberty Party ballot line via independent nominating petition.… Read more ...

2017 November Election results

Here are the election results I have been able to find so far for this past Tuesday’s November 2017 election. Please post additional results in the comments.

UT-3 (H/T BAN):

Candidate   % Popular Vote Popular Vote
JOHN CURTIS REPUBLICAN 57.57% 62498
KATHIE ALLEN DEMOCRATIC 27.13% 29449
JIM BENNETT UNITED UTAH 08.88% 9641
SEAN WHALEN UNAFFILIATED 02.73% 2968
JOE BUCHMAN LIBERTARIAN 02.18% 2372
JASON CHRISTENSEN INDEPENDENT AMERICAN 01.50% 1633

Charlottesville, Virginia, Elects an Independent to City Council

Charlottesville, Virginia held a partisan election for city office on November 7.

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Knapp: ‘Flaky. Whiggy?’

Kn@ppster:

US Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) just became the latest Republican congresscritter to announce he won’t be seeking re-election in 2018:

He told The Arizona Republic ahead of his announcement that he has become convinced “there may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current Republican climate or the current Republican Party.”

Flake, 54, said he has not “soured on the Senate” and loves the institution.

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Ballot Access News: If You Wish to Help the Ballot Access Bill Take Effect in North Carolina, Here is the Contact Page for Governor Roy Cooper

Ballot Access News:

As already noted, on October 5 the North Carolina legislature passed the ballot access bill, SB 656. There is a danger that Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, will veto it. There is a provision in the bill, unrelated to ballot access, that cancels the 2018 primaries for state judicial elections, and Democrats are opposed to this.… Read more ...

William Saturn: ‘On Charlottesville’

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A statue honoring Confederate soldiers in Charlottesville, Virginia

William Saturn is a citizen journalist who frequently covers alternative parties and independent candidates and an IPR author/editor. Original article at Saturn’s Repository:

After the events in Charlottesville this past month, I had to clear my thoughts. Discourse had, once again, reached a level of absurdity.… Read more ...

Greg Duerden: ‘HR193 – American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017’


Greg Duerden at Independent American Party:

HR193 – American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017 is sponsored by Congressman Mike Rogers (R- AL) and co-sponsored by eight (8) others (Walter Jones of No. Carolina, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Jason Smith of Missouri, Thomas Massie of Kentucky, John Duncan of Tennessee, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Raul Labrador of Idaho, and Alexander Mooney of West Virginia).… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Will Attempt Tennessee Party Petition for the First Time

Ballot Access News:

On August 20, the Libertarian Party national committee voted to help the Tennessee Libertarian Party get on the ballot for the 2018 election. This will be the first time the Libertarian Party has made a serious attempt to qualify as a party in Tennessee. The procedure, a petition signed by a number of voters equal to 2.5% of the last gubernatorial vote, is so difficult, no group has successfully used that procedure since 1968.

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American Freedom Party: ‘Anti-Defamation League’s Murder Hit List’

One of the more powerful liberal propaganda houses, known as the “Anti-Defamation League” or #ADLterror, published a murder hit list Tuesday on reported “Alt-Right” and “Alt-Lite” “extremists” in America.

Here is the list:

Andrew Anglin, Andrew Auernheimer, Andy Nowicki, Augustus Invictus, Brad Griffin, Christopher Cantwell, Colin Liddell, Daniel Friberg, Daniel J.… Read more ...

2017 Special Election Libertarian Candidate in Debate with Three Rs, and one AIP Candidate


Attorney Tanner Ainge, Provo Mayor John Curtis, Libertarian Joe Buchman, State Rep. Chris Herrod. (AIP candidate Jason Christensen was off the far right edge of this screen capture from KUTV. Democratic candidate Dr. Kathie Allen declined the invitation. Unaffiliated and write-in candidates were not invited.)

While the Americans For Prosperity (AFP) hosted debate for the Third District US House election to be held 07 November 2017 in Utah was initially billed as a primary debate for the three Republicans who will face off on 15 August, subsequent news coverage indicated the Democratic candidate, Dr.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party’s Bill Bayes to Run for President

According to Rick Knox, national chairman of the Prohibition Party, Bill Bayes, the Prohibition Party’s 2016 vice presidential nominee, will seek the 2020 presidential nominations of both the Prohibition and Constitution parties.

Bayes, 66, lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he owns a manufacturing business.  He is a former teacher and band director.  … Read more ...

Peter Gemma: The Impact of Non-Voters

Peter Gemma at The American Thinker:

Dr. Billy Graham has observed that, “bad politicians are elected by good people who don’t vote.”

In Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District special election last week, 57 percent of registered voters stayed home. The race repeatedly made national news because it was possible that a Democrat could be elected to that seat for the first time since 1979.… Read more ...