Dario Hunter challenges Green Party’s alleged corruption

Former Yungstown Board Member and current Green Party runner-up Dario Hunter, released a statement decrying alleged favoritism within the Green Party in favor of presumptive nominee Howie Hawkins. Citing Hawkins given campaign opportunities while others could not, members of the Hawkins Campaign retaining high membership of the national party leadership, and candidates being removed from certain state primary ballots.… Read more ...

July 2020 Open Thread

This is the Open Thread for the month named after Julius Caesar.

Please leave any tips, announcements, or others things below.

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Libertarian presidential nominee visits Twin Cities for Juneteenth, George Floyd memorial!

JoJ2020.com:

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.; June 18, 2020— Beginning Friday, Dr. Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian presidential candidate, will be attending events in the Twin Cities to pay her respects to George Floyd and other victims of police violence.George Shrine in MN

June 19 will mark the 155th anniversary of the ending of slavery in the United States following the Civil War.

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Libertarian Party: Victory and Ballot Access Updates

The Libertarian Party sent out the following press release today:

This month has seen several major decisions handed down by the Supreme Court that impact individual sovereignty, including the freedom from state discrimination based upon sexual orientation. This ruling was particularly celebratory as June is Pride Month.

For Libertarians, it is a foundational belief that all people must be equal in the eyes of the law.… Read more ...

Life and Liberty Party Holds First National Convention, Nominates Ticket

The conservative Life and Liberty Party held its first national convention this past Saturday on Zoom, as reported at American Third Party Report.  It nominated party chairman J.R. Myers of Alaska for president and professor Tiara Lusk of Idaho for vice president.  According to the party’s website, it is currently on the ballot in Arkansas and is attempting to appear on several others.… Read more ...

Constitution Party: A Must Read Victory Report

Constitution Party chairman Frank Fluckiger sent the following statement today to email subscribers providing a sample from the paid membership subscription newsletter Victory Report, linking to downloads of the George Orwell novels 1984 and Animal Farm, as well as a brief update on ballot access: 

As many of you know, Charles Kraut is the author of the monthly subscription newsletter, The Howard Phillips Legacy Report.Read more ...

2016 Socialist Party USA Nominee Mimi Soltysik Dies

As reported at Ballot Access News, the 2016 presidential nominee of Socialist Party USA Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik died earlier today at the age of 45.  He reportedly suffered from liver cancer.

Soltysik was the co-chairman of Socialist Party USA from 2013 to 2015.  He was vice chair from 2011 to 2013. … Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Congress Must Hold President Trump Accountable!

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the 1996 and 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Independent presidential candidate and Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Independent presidential candidate and the Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, published the following editorial today on his website Nader.org. 

Here is an abridged version of a letter sent on June 22, 2020, by me and two constitutional law experts Bruce Fein and Lou Fisher, to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerald Nadler, and the Committee’s Vice Chairman, Jamie Raskin.… Read more ...

Wikinews Interviews Three Third Party Vice Presidential Candidates

As part of the May 2020 edition of the Wikinews feature on the 2020 presidential election published last week, I conducted three short interviews with three vice presidential candidates.  Those candidates were Michigan Taxpayers Party chairman William Mohr of the Constitution Party, podcaster Spike Cohen of the Libertarian Party, and Angela Walker, the running mate of presumptive Green Party presidential nominee Howie Hawkins.… Read more ...

Natural Law Party of Michigan Officially Nominates De La Fuente/Richardson Ticket

Yesterday, the Natural Law Party of Michigan, the last remaining ballot qualified entity of the now-defunct national Natural Law Party, officially nominated businessman Rocky De La Fuente for president and historian Darcy Richardson for vice president, Ballot Access News reports.  The Alliance Party, for which De La Fuente/Richardson is the 2020 ticket, previously announced an agreement to use the ballot line of the Natural Law Party of Michigan. … Read more ...

BET Co-Founder Bob Johnson Urges Black Lives Matter to Form Political Party

In the following open letter from last week, multi-millionaire Bob Johnson, the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and former majority owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats (now Charlotte Hornets), encourages the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement to form a political party. Earlier this month, Johnson called for $14.7 trillion in reparations for Black people. Read more ...

Howie Hawkins Secures 2020 Green Party Presidential Nomination

According to a Twitter post from union leader and Green Party co-founder Howie Hawkins, Hawkins has earned the requisite number of pledged delegates to secure the Green Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.  Through primaries and state conventions, Hawkins has attained 182 bound delegates, which is enough to win the nomination on the first ballot at the 2020 Green National Convention on July 11.… Read more ...