Tag Archives: Reform Party

American Independent Party Nominee Inaugurated as President

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Today, Chief Justice John Roberts administered the presidential oath of office to businessman Donald Trump, the 2016 presidential nominee of the American Independent Party (AIP) (platform).  Trump was also the nominee of the Republican Party.

The AIP placed Trump on the ballot in California, where he received 4,483,810 votes (31.49%), his third largest statewide total after Texas and Florida.  … Read more ...

Reform Party: Actions of Arkansas Secretary of State Show Corruption, or Something More

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From the Reform Party’s website, September 12th, 2016:

When Reform Party Presidential candidate Roque De La Fuente submitted petitions for ballot access, the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office accepted the submission. It was declared that Roque De La Fuente met the requirements to obtain ballot access. Days later Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin reversed the decision citing “sore loser” laws.… Read more ...

Darcy Richardson: Vowing to Fight On, Reform Party Candidate Promises to ‘Restore Democracy’

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By Darcy Richardson, UncoveredPolitics.com, September 6th, 2016:

ORLANDO — Fresh from a 61,000-vote showing in last week’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Florida, the colorful “Rocky” Roque De La Fuente has turned his attention to his fledgling third-party bid for the White House — a contest in which the determined political outsider hopes to find himself on the ballot in as many as twenty-five states in November.… Read more ...

Reform Party: “Three States Are Attempting to Keep Reform Party Presidential Candidate Off of Ballot”

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Press release from ReformParty.org, September 5th, 2016:

Reform Party Members and Supporters,

I am glad to announce that the Reform Party’s Presidential candidate, Roque De La Fuente, has gained ballot access in about thirty states. This is a big step up for us, as we have not been on this number of state ballots since 2004.… Read more ...

William Saturn: Chronicle of the 2016 Reform Party Presidential Race

William Saturn is an IPR contributor. He wrote the following article for Wikinews and republished it on his blog, The Saturnalian, on August 29th, 2016:

The following is adapted from the July 2016 edition of the Wikinews series On the campaign trail.

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“[T]here was and is a party that was opposed to NAFTA, CAFTA, the WTO and other unfair trade agreements and which is still deeply committed to the Hamiltonian idea of protecting U.S.

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Reform Party of New York Fielding Candidates for the 2016 Elections

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Press release from the Reform Party

Bohemia, New York – The Reform Party of New York will field a slate of candidates for the 2016 elections. These candidates will include challengers for local, state and federal offices. Last year, in 2015 the Reform Party of New York fielded 2,000 candidates.… Read more ...

Reform Party releases newsletter about its recent convention

The following newsletter from the Reform Party chronicling what happened at the party’s national convention in late July was posted on Facebook on August 12th, 2016:
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Reform Party National Convention 2016 News!

The Reform Party nominations process this cycle was a whirlwind adventure, but it didn’t start out that way! There two things that will drive turnout for a convention, excitement or frustration.… Read more ...

Quick, New Interview with Reform Party Secretary Nicholas Hensley

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Independent Political Report/ ATPR Exclusive: Quick Interview with Reform Party Secretary Nicholas Hensley

Below is brand-new, exclusive interview with Nicholas Hensley, the Reform Party’s national secretary:

Tell me about who you are, and what you do for the Reform Party?

My name is Nicholas Hensley. I am the current Secretary of the Reform Party of the United States, and current Chairman of the Reform Party of North Carolina.Read more ...

Interview: Reform Party Secretary explains why Rocky De La Fuente was chosen as the party’s nominee

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Originally published at American Third Party Report:

Exclusive, follow-up interview for American Third Party Report with Nicholas Hensley (earlier today, the Reform Party announced Roque De La Fuente as its presidential nominee):

In early July Reform Party Secretary Nicholas Hensley sat down for an interview with American Third Party Report.Read more ...

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 ...

Outgoing Reform Party chairman David Collison addresses the Reform Party’s postponement of its presidential nomination

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On July 30th, 2016, Richard Winger of Ballot Access News reported that the delegates at the Reform Party’s national convention in Bohemia, New York voted to postpone the selection of the party’s presidential nominee to August 8th. When asked for comment, outgoing Reform Party chairman David Collison responded with the following statement:

David Collison here, outgoing Chairman of the Reform Party National Committee. … Read more ...

Dan Phillips: The Reform Party’s Branding Problem and Election 2016

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Dan Phillips, also known as Red Phillips, is a longtime IPR contributor. He published the following article today at EconomicPopulist.org:

Recently I wrote an article regarding Darcy Richardson’s candidacy for the Reform Party nomination. Well a funny thing happened at the Reform Party Convention last weekend. Instead of picking a nominee, they postpone the decision until 8 Aug.… Read more ...