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Reform Party Nominates Rocky De La Fuente for President

Today on the last day of the virtual 2020 Reform National Convention, the Reform Party nominated businessman Rocky De La Fuente for President and historian Darcy Richardson for Vice President. According to Ballot Access News, De La Fuente received 17 delegate votes, New Hampshire Representative Max Abramson received four, and transhumanist Ben Zion received one.  Educator Souraya Faas, who also sought the nomination, dropped out before the vote and endorsed De La Fuente.

De La Fuente was the party’s 2016 presidential nominee with running mate attorney Michael Steinberg. During the campaign he received a total of 33,136 votes.   This is the first time in its history the Reform Party has nominated the same presidential candidate twice.

De La Fuente is also the 2020 presidential nominee of the Alliance Party, which has ballot access in Delaware, South Carolina, and possibly Connecticut.

The Reform Party is only on the ballot in Florida.

12 Comments

  1. Root's Teeth Are Awesome Root's Teeth Are Awesome June 21, 2020

    How many state ballots can he expect to be on?

  2. William Saturn William Saturn Post author | June 21, 2020

    De La Fuente is on in South Carolina (Alliance), possibly Connecticut (Independence), Delaware (Delta), Michigan (Natural Law), Florida (Reform). He claims he’s already on in Arkansas. Colorado is easy.

    I don’t know which states have sore loser laws that would require him to switch places with Darcy.

    De La Fuente is paying Mark Seidenberg large sums of money so maybe that’s his strategy to get the AIP ballot line in California.

  3. William Saturn William Saturn Post author | June 21, 2020

    Many are afraid to comment about De La Fuente on this site or at BAN because they don’t want to lose out on a paycheck.

  4. paulie paulie June 22, 2020

    I got paid by Rocky at one point, but I’ve never let getting paid or not keep me from honestly assessing anyone, and Rocky is not exception. It doesn’t look like he is interested in paying me again, but either way it would have nothing to do with my public comments. My comments, tone or lack thereof are not for sale. Clients are welcome to hire someone else if this is not suitable to them, but generally that has not been an issue, as far as I know.

  5. William Saturn William Saturn Post author | June 22, 2020

    He wanted to hire me four years ago but I turned it down. I think he wanted me to make his wikipedia page more favorable. That would create a conflict of interest for a wikipedia user. Joe Wendt learned that the hard way. He’s been permanently banned from wikipedia for trying to make Rocky’s page more favorable and for creating multiple accounts for the same purpose.

  6. wolfefan wolfefan June 22, 2020

    I just think that there isn’t much to say about Rocky. He strikes me as just another serial candidate with no fixed principles. He’s alleged to have some personal money but he doesn’t seem to have figured out how to spend it effectively.

  7. Krzysztof Lesiak Krzysztof Lesiak June 22, 2020

    “I just think that there isn’t much to say about Rocky. He strikes me as just another serial candidate with no fixed principles.”

    Agreed. Out of those three candidates, they should have gone with Ben Zion. He did fairly well in the March 4th, 2020 Free & Equal Debate, and his campaign would be more interesting than De La Fuente’s (or at least his platform would, I don’t think non-LP/GP third party presidential campaigns really exist in any tangible form other than a website/ social media presence and ballot access work. To be fair – can’t really do anything without any money.

  8. Tony From Long Island Tony From Long Island June 22, 2020

    So how many parties has he run under so far in his lifetime?

  9. William Saturn William Saturn Post author | June 23, 2020

    1. Democratic (2016 primaries)
    2. American Delta (2016, 2020)
    3. Libertarian (Andy Jacobs says he had a booth at the 2016 convention)
    3. Reform (2016, 2020)
    4. Republican (2020 primaries)
    5. Alliance (2020)
    6. MI Natural Law (2020)
    7. AIP (2020)

    That’s all of which I’m aware. There may be others.

  10. paulie paulie June 23, 2020

    I don’t believe he has ever been an LP candidate anywhere. He thought about seeking the presidential nomination in 2016 and 2020 but didn’t either time.

  11. Ryan Ryan June 25, 2020

    “I think he wanted me to make his wikipedia page more favorable. That would create a conflict of interest for a wikipedia user. Joe Wendt learned that the hard way. He’s been permanently banned from wikipedia for trying to make Rocky’s page more favorable and for creating multiple accounts for the same purpose.”

    Wow. Conflicts of interest for Wikipedia editors. Who’da thunk it?

  12. Jared Jared June 26, 2020

    Rocky has certainly been active these last four years. How’s that political dynasty coming along?

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