Tag Archives: American Independent Party

Willis Carto, Founder of Populist Party, Dies

Willis Carto

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On October 26, Willis Carto, founder of the Populist Party, died in Virginia. He was 89. The Populist Party existed 1984-1994. It ran Bob Richards for President in 1984 (former Olympic champion); David Duke in 1988; and Bo Gritz in 1992.… Read more ...

AP Article Suggests Donald Trump May Run for President with a Third Party

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

This Associated Press article suggests businessman and former ‘Apprentice’ host Donald Trump may seek the presidency with an alternative party, rather than seek the nomination of a crowded GOP. An excerpt:

Donald Trump is currently running for president as a Republican. But while courting evangelical voters at the Family Values Summit in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, he again refused to rule out a third-party run if he doesn’t win the nomination.

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Alan Errol Spears Declares Presidential Campaign With American Independent Party

From Peregrin Wood at Irregular Times:

This week, San Diego lawyer Alan Errol Spears declared his intention to seek the presidential nomination of the American Independent Party. His campaign’s fundraising arm is formally titled the Committee To Restore America’s Greatness, but it’s not at all clear yet what Alan Errol Spears believes America’s past greatness was, what led it to become diminished, or how he intends to restore it.… Read more ...

George F. Will Column on Possible Independent Run by Bernie Sanders

George Will

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

George F. Will has this column about U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, and the possibility that he will run for president outside the two major parties. Will says Sanders has said he might have trouble getting on ballots, and then chides Sanders, saying George Wallace got on in 1968 in all states even though Wallace had a “miniscule” budget.… Read more ...

New York Daily News Editorializes for a Voter Registration Form Change to Prevent Confusion Between Independent Voters and Independence Party

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From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

This New York Daily News editorial says the New York voter registration form should be redesigned to lessen the chances of confusion between independent voters and members of the Independence Party. The editorial wants the form to first ask voters if they do or do not wish to enroll in a party, with “Yes” or “No” boxes.… Read more ...

Three Minor Party Candidates in California Poll Large Votes

Adam Shbeita

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Only three minor party members were on the California November 2014 ballot for partisan office. In each case, only one person had filed in the primary, and the three minor party members had then each filed to be a write-in candidate in the June primary.… Read more ...

New Ballot Access Law in California Keeps 4 Alternative Parties on the Ballot

From Ballot Access News:

On September 30, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2351, which makes it easier for a group to qualify as a party in California, and also makes it easier for an already-existing party to remain ballot-qualified. The old law required an already-existing party to either poll 2% for any statewide in a general election, or to have 103,004 registrants (1% of the November 2010 turnout).… Read more ...

Opposition News: Only 3 of 16 American Opposition Parties Support Israel

Based on party announcements, press releases and official platforms, Opposition News has compiled a list showing where each of America’s 16 opposition political parties stands on the Israel-Palestine issue.

Libertarian Party – neutral (non-intervention)

‘American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world. Our foreign policy should emphasize defense against attack from abroad and enhance the likelihood of peace by avoiding foreign entanglements.… Read more ...

California List of Declared Write-ins for Federal and State Office Now Available

From Ballot Access News:

The California Secretary of State has posted the list of declared write-in candidates for the June 3, 2014 primary, for Congress and partisan state office.

There are 21 such races in which only one person filed to be on the June ballot. Among those 21 races, a write-in candidate, or several, filed in all but four of those races.… Read more ...

Michael Feinstein: Top-Two Primary System is Eliminating Diverse Political Expression

Top two makes it virtually impossible for candidates from smaller parties to be on the general election ballot and extremely difficult to participate in the primary. The Legislature even eliminated general election write-in candidacies – a right Californians have enjoyed since statehood in 1850.

From 1992 to 2010, the Green, Libertarian, Peace and Freedom, and American Independent parties averaged 127 primary ballot candidates among them in each election cycle.… Read more ...

Campaign Warns Independents Not to be Fooled by the American Independent Party

By Shawn M. Griffiths

California citizens should be cautious when they register to vote. According to the grassroots campaign, Don’t Be AIPrl_Fooled, hundreds of thousands of Californians have registered as members of the American Independent Party (AIP) believing that by doing so they are registering “independent” of any party or any single ideology.… Read more ...

Alan Keyes: ‘Why government involvement in marriage is vital’

Alan Keyes

(The following piece by Alan Keyes was posted on RenewAmerica.)

Recent judicial rulings in Utah and Oklahoma setting aside overwhelming voter rejection of homosexual marriage have spawned a new libertarian proposal for “taking government out of the business of marriage.” To some, this novel proposal may seem plausible on the surface, but in reality it amounts only to a cloaked assault on our liberty, and would further diminish our unalienable rights.… Read more ...