Tag Archives: Third Parties

New Petition: Invite Candidates On the Ballot of 20 or More States To Participate in Open Debate

Joshua Fauver, a Green Party member and the co-founder of American Third Party Report, created the following Change.org petition today:

The mantra, indeed the motto, of the Free and Equal Election Foundation is “More Voices, More Choices.” In the interest in living up to that high creed we (the list signatories of this petition) would like to request that the Free and Equal Election Foundation set the criteria for receiving invitation to their Open Presidential Debate at the United We Stand Fest on October the 25th in Boulder, Colorado.

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3rd Party Debate LIVE Tonight 7 PM EST

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From Adam Seaman, American Third Party Report, 2 hours ago:

http://.percolate.blogtalkradio.com/offsiteplayer?hostId=996435&episodeId=9249971

Tom Hoefling will represent America’s Party and Chris Keniston will represent the Veterans’ Party and Mike Maturen from the American Solidarity Party will be debating one another tonight on Open Rebellion Radio on BlogTalkRadio.  You can listen in the box above, simply click the play button.… 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 ...

Richard Winger: Supreme Court continues record of hostility to minor parties and independent candidates

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Richard Winger writes of the Supreme Court’s abysmal record on appeals filed by political parties and candidates outside the Republicans and Democrats.

[…] This state of affairs is partly because the U.S. Supreme Court, for the last 23 years, has fostered the status quo and upheld laws that protect the two major parties from competition.

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Alternative Political Party Advancement Support Highlighted In Best Of Jeff 4 Justice 2014 Vid

In my Best Of 2014 YouTube video, I highlight the best moments of my celebrity interviews, homeless outreach, and comedic videos. The video includes a lot of focus on promoting alternative political party options.

Appearing in the video:
• Pastor Joel Osteen
• Congresswoman Debbie Schultz
• Congressman Adam Schiff
• Famed attorney Gloria Allred
• Actress Marlo Thomas
• Activist Ralph Nader
• Reporter Maria Shriver
• Journalist Abby Martin of Breaking The Set
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Local Green Party in New York seeks 3rd State Senate District candidate

From a Green Party of Suffolk press release:

Green Party seeks 3rd State Senate District candidate to support women and fight corruption

Democratic Party insiders have petitioned to open a write-in primary  for the Green Party line  in the New York Third (3rd) State Senate race.  Green Party members interested in running as a candidate in the primary can contact 631-925-6104 or info@gpsuffolk.org.  … Read more ...

Joe Lieberman Makes Pitch for 3rd-Party Candidates in Roanoke College Address

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By Tiffany Holland

Former vice presidential candidate and retired U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman visited Roanoke College on Wednesday night to discuss the partisan politics of Congress, which he feels are detrimental to the country and said the country needs more strong third-party candidates.

He also said there should be a “strong emergence of a third party in this country.”

He acknowledges that third-party candidates usually do not succeed, but they can leave a lasting effect on a race.… Read more ...

Oregon Releases New Voter Registration Data

 

From Ballot Access News: 

Oregon Working Families Party Increases Voter Registration 27% in Just Two Months, is now the Largest State Working Familes Party

Published on September 9, 2013, by  in Uncategorized.

Oregon has released new registration data, reflecting the August 15 totals. Compared with the tally of June 15, the Working Families Party has increased its registration 27%, and now has .40% of the state’s registered voters.

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Vote Freedom Act of 2013 filed in N.C. House

Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincolnton) introduced House Bill 794 Voter Freedom Act of 2013 today to dramatically lower the ballot access barrier for new political parties and unaffiliated candidates.

House Bill 794 has bipartisan sponsors, Representatives Paul Luebke (D-Durham), David Lewis (R-Dunn), and Rodney Moore (D-Mecklenberg). A broad and diverse coalition of political parties and public policy groups from across the political spectrum also backs the bill.… Read more ...

Three Third Party Candidates Running In Special Congressional Election in Illinois

On February 26th, the Democratic and Republican primaries for the special congressional election to replaced disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. were held. Robin Kelly won the Democratic primary with 51% of the vote, while Republican Paul McKinley held a 23 vote lead in a race still uncalled. The district is heavily black and Democratic, and the Democratic nominee is all but assured of victory in the general election.… Read more ...

Some Highlights From Newly Released February Edition of Ballot Access News

 

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Ballot Access News, the February edition, was released online yesterday . The newsletter is published by Richard Winger, a ballot access expert  residing in California and one-time Libertarian candidate for public office.

In the edition, compiled are the results from the state senate and state house votes for third parties.… Read more ...

Update: Peter Gemma seeking info on 3rd parties circa 1972

My article on 3rd party politics is now up 1972; if there are veterans of the AIP/American Party, Schmitz campaign, or even other minor parties from around that time, I’d appreciate hearing from you.

~Peter Gemma
petergemma@mac.com
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