Category Archives: Right-wing minor parties

Prohibition Party National Chairman Calls for Third Parties to Join Together in the Fight for Better Ballot Access Laws

In the latest issue of the National Prohibitionist, Prohibition Party National Chairman Rick Knox made statements on the issue of unequal ballot access laws and called for third parties and members of the public to join together in the effort of improving ballot access laws.

Here are some excerpts of his statements

“Thanks to the two-party duopoly, many citizens are denied the right to vote their consciences because preferential ballot-access laws prescribe different criteria for major party and minor party candidates.… Read more ...

Citizens in Charge Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Independent Party

Ballot Access News:

Citizens in Charge has filed this amicus curiae brief in Independent Party v Padilla, 17-1200. The issue in the case is whether the California Secretary of State violated the rights of the voters who formed the Independent Party, when he refused to instruct county election officials to tally up how many registered voters the Independent Party has.… Read more ...

Far right Christian Nationalist “Texas Freedom Party” making play to take over Libertarian Party of Texas at county conventions today

Texas state law lays out a multi-step process by which delegates are chosen to the national convention from the state convention of every state-recognized party, to the state convention (Apr 13-15 in Houston) from county conventions being held throughout Texas today, to those from precinct conventions which had already been held, etc.… Read more ...

“Paper PACs” Scamming Conservative Donors

by Peter B. Gemma

What do former Congressman Alan West, commentator Laura Ingraham, and Sheriff David Clarke have in common? All are well-known conservatives and a ton of money is being raised for their respective US Senate campaigns.

And here’s a twist: none of them are actually running for office.

Mail boxes of conservatives are filling up with fake solicitations, offering great promises and dire warnings designed to scare up some money.… Read more ...

Deadlines to Put New Parties on the Ballot for 2018 Have Already Passed in Five States

Ballot Access News:

Already, deadlines for certain procedures to get new parties on the ballot for 2018 have passed in five states. With two exceptions, no new party qualified in these states.

In California, the deadline for a new party to obtain approximately 60,000 registrants, and thus be on the 2018 ballot, passed on January 2.… Read more ...

Green Mountain Party Gains Minor Party Status in Vermont

Vermont Green Mountain Party

The Green Mountain Party has gained Minor Party status in the state of Vermont. The Green Mountain Party is a political group unique to Vermont and is not affiliated with any national political organization. The Green Mountain Party was initially founded in 2015 in the town of Waitsfield.… Read more ...

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 ...