Category Archives: Third parties, general

Interview with James Hedges, Prohibition Party nominee for President

by Peter B. Gemma

636062593429901186-CPO-NHG-080616-JIM-HEDGE-01The Prohibition Party was founded in 1869 and is the third oldest party behind the Republicans and Democrats. They have fielded presidential candidates in every election every cycle since 1872. The Prohibition Party had its heyday during the years 1882-1916, when candidates were elected to Congress, state legislatures, and changed the outcome of the 1916 presidential election.Read more ...

Darcy Richardson: “I believe Jill Stein could be the third place finisher this year”

Darcy Richardson, a political historian and IPR contributor who recently sought the Reform Party’s presidential nomination, was interviewed by the Ric Bratton of TWIA (This Week in America) regarding third party influence in this year’s presidential election. Richardson mentioned that he believes there is a possibility Jill Stein will earn a vote total ten times higher than she received during her 2012 run and possibly even eclipse Gary Johnson for the coveted third place spot this year.… Read more ...

Christina Tobin interviews Richard Winger

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Christina Tobin and Richard Winger

Christina Tobin, the president of the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, interviewed ballot access expert and publisher of Ballot Access News Richard Winger yesterday (video length: 25 minutes):

https://www.facebook.com/freeandequal/videos/vb.45413563867/10155428269108868/?type=2&theaterRead more ...

Interview with Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik, Socialist Party USA presidential nominee

mimi1by Peter B. Gemma

Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik, a graduate of Troy University, was co-chair of the Socialist Party USA from 2013-2015 and served as chair of the Socialist Party of California. In 2014, he ran for California’s 62nd State Assembly district and earned 2.5 percent of the vote. On October 17, 2015, he received the presidential nomination of the Socialist Party USA.Read more ...

Debate Sites Admonished By CPD: “Plan for a larger stage.”

three podiumsIn an article by Hadas Gold published by POLITICO earlier today titled “Clinton-Trump debate sites plan for a third podium” the venues that will host the presidential (and presumably the one vice-presidential debate) are, “drawing up plans for a three-person forum. . . .”

Those sites are: 26 September, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; 4 October, Washington University in St.… Read more ...

Darcy Richardson, Reform Party presidential candidate.

An Interview with Darcy Richardson, Reform Party Presidential Candidate.

by Peter B. Gemma

I’ve interviewed several presidential candidates over the years, but Darcy Richardson is a tough subject. He is the envy of political writers, has a diverse background in electioneering, and Darcy’s involvement in and knowledge of key policy issues should intimidate any candidate who finds himself in the election arena with him.Read more ...

Washington Times: Court Tosses Gary Johnson’s Lawsuit Demanding Libertarians be in Presidential Debates

rigged-systemFrom the Washington Times:

Neither the Libertarian nor Green parties are guaranteed a space in this year’s presidential debates, a federal court ruled Friday, dealing a blow to their candidates, who were counting on being able to get onto the stage in order to boost their long-shot bids.

District Judge Rosemary M.… Read more ...

FEE: How Not To Waste Your Vote: A Mathematical Analysis

wasted-voteBy Stephen Weese at FEE, originally posted here.

During this especially contested election, a lot of people are talking about people “wasting” or “throwing away” votes. However, many people who say this do not have a complete grasp of the full mathematical picture – or worse, they are only mentioning the part that supports their position.… Read more ...

Unity Party of Colorado: Bill Hammons Makes November Ballot 1st Round; Unity Party in 37 States

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July 27, 2016

Bill Makes November Ballot 1st Round; Unity Party in 37 States

Contact:

Joe Gibbs
Communications Director
801-560-9929
mail@unityparty.us

Boulder, Colorado – 2016 Unity Party of Colorado US Senate Candidate Bill Hammons (www.billisrunning.com) has been declared by the Colorado Secretary of State as having enough signatures to appear on the Nov.… Read more ...

Dan Savage’s Misguided Hate for Third Parties

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Dan Savage delivered a misguided attack on Jill Stein and third parties on his podcast back in May. A few days ago a San Francisco attorney named Ray Everett posted a partial transcript of the podcast showing Sage’s rant and word has spread.

As owner of IPR I feel a need to respond to Savage’s idiotic comments.… Read more ...

LNC Chair Sarwark FreedomFest Presentations

CAM01066 Libertarian Party National Committee Chair, Nicholas Sarwark, appeared in two sessions at FreedomFest earlier today.  First as a guest speaker for Reason Magazine’s “Election 2016: The Collapse of the Republicans and Democrats, the Rise of the Libertarian Party and the Glorious Future of American Politics,” and then as the sole presenter for “Political Economy in Diversifying your Political Investment.”  Audio of the entire Reason session may be purchased HERE and of Nick’s full Political Economy presentation, HERE. … Read more ...

An Independent Challenger is Still Likely

After the tepid reaction to the David French trial balloon and the failure of the NeverTrump forces to attract a “big name” candidate, their focus seemed to shift to stopping presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump at the Convention with a delegate coup, so to speak. According to this article at The Federalist, however, there are still active plans to field an independent challenger spearheaded by an organization called Better for America.… Read more ...