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Smart Politics Blog Lists Minor Party and Independent Candidates for U.S. House who got Highest Percentages in 2010

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Smart Politics Blog Lists Minor Party and Independent Candidates for U.S. House who got Highest Percentages in 2010

On December 7, Smart Politics, the blog of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota, posted a list of the minor party and independent candidates for U.S. House in 2010 who got the highest percentages.  The study differentiates between races in which both major parties ran someone, and races in which one of the major parties did not have a nominee.  See the blog post here.

The work was done by Dr. Eric Ostermeier, Research Associate for the Center.

In 2010, no minor party or independent candidates were elected to the U.S. House.  The study finds that in U.S. House races in which both major parties ran candidates, the best showing for candidates running outside the two major parties was that of Jim Traficant, running as an independent in Ohio.

In 2010, candidates who were running outside the two major parties did win one Governorship, one U.S. Senate seat, and state legislative races in ten states.

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  1. Things are not well for achieving full representation in the U.S. of America.

    I’ve been counting votes using pure proportional representation (PR) since 1995 when the “First Internet Preferential Ballot Presidential Election” was conducted in Usenet of which the 100 “seats” were adopted by the Environmentalist and Green Party Presidential candidates as the elected “First U.S.A. Parliament”.

    There were approximately 125 “eballots” cast in that election, all via email from Usenet.

    The Internet has evolved into quite a different place since 1995. Google.com actually derived from my email address joogle@netcom.com…became a multi-billion dollar gateway. Usenet’s Deja News was bought by Google, Inc., and that became Google Groups.

    Many others have have since then incorporated voting systems and the Internet as the Green and Environmentalist Party’s candidates did in 1995. And, The USA Parliament, Inc.’s online voting has steady decreased.

    It is very difficult to find voters who will even vote or offer their name as a participant compared to back then, as there is so very much open-ended identity theft and money making schemes everywhere online.

    The establishment media such as Ballot Access News and Smart Politics can only report on results of single winner and plurality elections.

    But there’s still something else going on, it’s The USA Parliament, sponsored by The Free Parliamentary Party.

    If you’d like to be one of our 100 elected members, please nominate your name. And it helps if you vote for your name too, or at least vote for someone to represent you.

    We’re still hopeful we can speed things up, and we appreciate your consideration if you have ideas.

    The good news is we are easy to contact. But the bad news is that the interest level is so low.
    That surprises me, considering all the energy spent on single winner districts and plurality elections.

    As you know, I’ve often made the analogy to D-Day. If our numbers were matched to the army gathered on that day, to free Europe from Hitler’s militaristic grip and murderous regime…than our progress is that analogy is that we’re about twenty feet inland on the beach and being decimated. At current pace, “Battle of the Bulge” is more than 150,000 years in the future.
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    Join the Frees,
    opposite gender #1

    “GoNott Advertise is better than Google’s ads,
    because it’s owned by The USA Parliament, Inc.;
    A coalition of Americans united for the purpose of establishing truly representative government.

    “Why do you THINK they called it Google?”

    Draft A Female/Nott for President!
    A female #1, and Nott #2
    (for male voters)

    Everyone is invited to the party,
    the programmer is Nott!
    We’re Nott Libertarians!

    See the ad; Draft Nott/A Female for Prez/VP in 2012
    A coalition for females on the USA Parliament’s web page; http://www.usparliament.org/

    Go Free Soil Party,
    Free Ireland!

    In Coalition with;
    MP Don Grundmann [Constitution] for US Senate in 2012, PLUS maybe at least one US Senate Candidate in every state/super-state state.
    http://www.truthusa.org

    Get the Swing vote in 2012!
    Draft MP Gary Swing [Green] for Senate in CO!
    * * *
    GoNott our ad for 2014;
    http://usparliament.org/drafts/coalition7CA2014.html

  2. The best total in the entire U.S. of America for a non-Democratic or non-Republican, in races where there was a D and a R, is 16.1%.

    That was from a “Former 9-term congressman and federal convict wins 16.1 percent in bid for his old seat”.

    Is THAT what everyone around here is striving for in 2012? I’m talking about every person who posts here who isn’t trying to work as a democratically legit “All Party System” team.

    Every one of you, who are perpetuating the two-party system; from the owners of IPR, right down to every poster. Not those who are active paricipants in the “All Party System (+indpendents)”.

    Is that the barrier you and your so-called “leaders” are *EXPECTING* to overcome in 2012?

    Where are your “bullets” firing today? Where is your voice today? Whose team are YOU on today?

    Are you going to continue acting on behalf of those in the “bunker”?
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    Join the Frees,
    opposite gender #1

    “GoNott Advertise is better than Google’s ads,
    because it’s owned by The USA Parliament, Inc.;
    A coalition of Americans united for the purpose of establishing truly representative government.

    “Why do you THINK they called it Google?”

    Draft A Female/Nott for President!
    A female #1, and Nott #2
    (for male voters)

    Everyone is invited to the party,
    the programmer is Nott!
    We’re Nott Libertarians!

    See the ad; Draft Nott/A Female for Prez/VP in 2012
    A coalition for females on the USA Parliament’s web page; http://www.usparliament.org/

    Go Free Soil Party,
    Free Ireland!

    In Coalition with;
    MP Don Grundmann [Constitution] for US Senate in 2012, PLUS maybe at least one US Senate Candidate in every state/super-state state.
    http://www.truthusa.org

    Get the Swing vote in 2012!
    Draft MP Gary Swing [Green] for Senate in CO!
    * * *
    GoNott our ad for 2014;
    http://usparliament.org/drafts/coalition7CA2014.html

  3. …it’s almost like Ballot Access News, Smart Politics and IPR are trying to show you how clueless, they themselves have been, and will continue to be.
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    Join the Frees,
    opposite gender #1

    “GoNott Advertise is better than Google’s ads,
    because it’s owned by The USA Parliament, Inc.;
    A coalition of Americans united for the purpose of establishing truly representative government.

    “Why do you THINK they called it Google?”

    Draft A Female/Nott for President!
    A female #1, and Nott #2
    (for male voters)

    Everyone is invited to the party,
    the programmer is Nott!
    We’re Nott Libertarians!

    See the ad; Draft Nott/A Female for Prez/VP in 2012
    A coalition for females on the USA Parliament’s web page; http://www.usparliament.org/

    Go Free Soil Party,
    Free Ireland!

    In Coalition with;
    MP Don Grundmann [Constitution] for US Senate in 2012, PLUS maybe at least one US Senate Candidate in every state/super-state state.
    http://www.truthusa.org

    Get the Swing vote in 2012!
    Draft MP Gary Swing [Green] for Senate in CO!
    * * *
    GoNott our ad for 2014;
    http://usparliament.org/drafts/coalition7CA2014.html

  4. NewFederalist NewFederalist December 7, 2010

    Jeez Ogle… don’t you ever get tired of pontificating your fantasy BS?

  5. Catholic Trotskyist Catholic Trotskyist December 7, 2010

    The Catholic Trotskyist Party endorses and is in coopeartion with the USA Parliament project. I also urge all posters on IPR to join this worthy and potentially world-changing project.
    Please pray for the Pope and please pray for Barack Obama, amen.

  6. Mik Robertson Mik Robertson December 7, 2010

    Please pray for the Pope and please pray for Barack Obama, amen.

    So why is he called ‘Pope’?

  7. Thank you Catholic Trotskyist. The Free Parliamentary, Pot, Environmentalist and Free Marijuana Parties are united with the Catholic Trotskyist Party.

    We should unite with the Texas “Teapot Party”. If there are any members, we welcome your name. We welcome the NewFederalist as well, all are welcomed. We’re not elitist separatists, we welcome all who receive 1% (technically, that’s .99% or 1/101ths plus one vote).

    I find others like the idea too;

    Willie Nelson Wants A National Pot Party
    Sunday, 28 November 2010 11:09
    In an exclusive to CelebStoner, Willie Nelson responded to his latest marijuana arrest in Texas by calling for a new political party: “There’s the Tea Party. How about the Teapot Party? Our motto: We lean a little to the left.”

    When Nelson’s tour bus was stopped at a border checkpoint in Sierra Blanca Friday morning, authorities smelled marijuana, searched the vehicle with K-9 dogs and found six ounces of marijuana. Nelson posted a $2,500 bond and was released four hours later.

    “Tax it, regulate it and legalize it,” Nelson continued in his email to CelebStoner. “And stop the border wars over drugs. Why should the drug lords make all the money? Thousands of lives will be saved.”

    Nelson has been arrested three times for marijuana – once before in Texas in 2005 and in Louisiana in 2006. The total number of Americans arrested for marijuana in 2009 was 858,408.

    Join Willie Nelson’s Teapot Party at Facebook.

    Also see;
    Celebrity Drug Arrests on the Rise
    2010 Celeb Drug Busts A-Z
    More CelebStoner News
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    Join the Frees,
    opposite gender #1

    “GoNott Advertise is better than Google’s ads,
    because it’s owned by The USA Parliament, Inc.;
    A coalition of Americans united for the purpose of establishing truly representative government.

    “Why do you THINK they called it Google?”

    Draft A Female/Nott for President!
    A female #1, and Nott #2
    (for male voters)

    Everyone is invited to the party,
    the programmer is Nott!
    We’re Nott Libertarians!

    See the ad; Draft Nott/A Female for Prez/VP in 2012
    A coalition for females on the USA Parliament’s web page; http://www.usparliament.org/

    Go Free Soil Party,
    Free Ireland!

    In Coalition with;
    MP Don Grundmann [Constitution] for US Senate in 2012, PLUS maybe at least one US Senate Candidate in every state/super-state state.
    http://www.truthusa.org

    Get the Swing vote in 2012!
    Draft MP Gary Swing [Green] for Senate in CO!
    * * *
    GoNott our ad for 2014;
    http://usparliament.org/drafts/coalition7CA2014.html

  8. Best We Can Do? [Lake] Best We Can Do? [Lake] December 13, 2010

    THE ESTABLISHMENT IS GOOD. THEY CARE ABOUT THE AVERAGE CITIZEN. THEY ARE GOOD PEOPLE WHOM DO GOOD THINGS:

    MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press 59 minutes ago

    KIEV, Ukraine – Want a better understanding of the world’s worst nuclear disaster? Come tour the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

    Beginning next year, Ukraine plans to open up the sealed zone around the Chernobyl reactor to visitors who wish to learn more about the tragedy that occurred nearly a quarter of a century ago, the Emergency Situations Ministry said Monday.

    Chernobyl’s reactor No. 4 exploded on April 26, 1986, spewing radiation over a large swath of northern Europe. Hundreds of thousands of people were resettled from areas contaminated

  9. Gary Swing Gary Swing December 24, 2010

    Greetings to James Ogle:

    Thanks for your comment about “drafting” me as a candidate for US Senate in 2012. However, Colorado (the state I live in) does not have a US Senate election scheduled for 2012. We had a vacancy election in 2010, but that’s unlikely to happen again in two years.

    I’m not inclined to run as a political candidate again. I’m too cynical about the political process. Without proportional representation voting systems, only candidates who represent the status quo can be taken seriously. Running as a minor party candidate in the US is like beating your head against a brick wall. And the two major parties are totally corrupt.

    I’d rather spend my free time backpacking and climbing mountains than playing the role of “politician.” 🙂

    If I ever did run again, it would not be for any district larger than US Representative, and I would only be a candidate again if other Colorado Greens want to draft me.

    Merry Christmas,

    Gary Swing
    2010 Green Party Candidate for US Representative, District 1, Denver, Colorado

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