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 ...

Interview with Dan Vacek, Legal Marijuana Now Presidential Nominee


by Peter B. Gemma

In 1998, Legal Marijuana Now was organized as a grass roots movement to coordinate petition drives to place pro-cannabis candidates on Minnesota ballots.  Legal Marijuana Now earned recognition as a political party in the state when its candidate, Dan Vacek, earned 57,604 votes (three percent) in the 2014 race for Minnesota Attorney General. Read more ...

Gary Johnson: My Foreign Policy Vision

Posted to National Interest

Show me an America with less debt, greater economic strength, and robust trade relationships across the globe, and I will show you a safer, more secure, America.

Gary Johnson
October 7, 2016

I recently delivered a major foreign address at the University of Chicago, in which I highlighted the need for a departure from our foreign policy adventurism—and the need to demonstrate American strength through economic trade and through diplomacy.… 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 ...

McMullin Canvassing Call Script/Flyer Released


The following email from Brady Quinn, Utah Operations Director for McMullin for President was received by IPR earlier today.

“I wanted to tell you the response from Utah supporters willing to canvass and spread the word has been overwhelming. Thank you for being a part of this movement!

“Don’t worry about attending a canvassing training, or using the app.… Read more ...

THE WEEK: Anatomy of a faceplant: Inside the Libertarian Party’s abysmal 2016 campaign


The headline says it all.  The full article is HERE.

Highlights include:

“Johnson seems likely to be remembered as a brief, embarrassing political oddity.”

“The LP’s big break has been marked by one avoidable gaffe after another, an abysmally embarrassing performance and an incomparable lost opportunity. . . . presenting (libertarianism) largely as centrism .… Read more ...

HBO’s Oliver: “Choose the Least of Four Evils”

After brief mentions of Jim Hedges of the Prohibition Party, Dan Vacek of the Legal Marijuana Now Party, and write-in Independent candidate Joe Exotic, HBO’s John Oliver offers a cutting explication of the positions articulated (and in Dr. Stein’s case, sung) by the Libertarian and Green Party candidates.  This includes memorable analysis such as:

“Come on Gary!… 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 ...

Libertarian Party Radical Caucus: Libertarian Wing of the Libertarian Party Endorses, Funds Radical Candidates for Office

lprcsocialArlington, VA – The Libertarian Party Radical Caucus (LPRC), known as the “libertarian wing of the Libertarian Party”, announced today its endorsement of 19 candidates running for office on the Libertarian Party ticket during the 2016 election cycle.

The endorsed candidates are seeking positions at the local, state, and federal level.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson is Coming to Southern California! Rally on October 19th

Gary Johnson for President 2016
Jill —
Volunteers in California make plans at a strategy meeting

You are a Rockstar!

Thank you for showing your support for Gary Johnson and Bill Weld. Because of you this election is going to make history. Never before has a Libertarian Party candidate shown so strongly in the polls. Never before has a third party candidate retained it’s polling numbers through the summer. 

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Augustus Sol Invictus Launches Website

Originally published at The Saturnalian

Invictus War Room

Former Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Augustus Sol Invictus, chairman of the Orange County, Florida Libertarian Party, launched a new website today at 12:23 am EDT, the precise moment at which the Moon became full over Invictus’ hometown of Orlando.

Invictus announced the new site, titled Invictus War Room, via press release on Facebook.… Read more ...

Bernie Sanders

Write-ins could propel Bernie Sanders in Vermont, even though he doesn’t want to win

Alex Daugherty at McClatchcyDC by way of Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Bernie Sanders doesn’t want to be president, but he could snatch three electoral votes in Vermont.

That’s because Vermont is one of seven states that allow voters to write in anyone for president, even if they have no intention of running for office.… Read more ...