Constitution Party: It Is Time to Vote Strategically and to Make Our Voice Heard

The Constitution Party sent out the following press release this past week:

Every presidential election year, we are bombarded with the message that this is the most important election ever and that we must vote for one of the candidates of the two major parties. This year is certainly no exception. The major parties use this approach to keep leading us like sheep to the slaughter.

In presidential election after presidential election, a handful of states determine the winner of the electoral college, and this year will be no different. If third party members ever expect our voices to be heard, we must face this dilemma and start thinking outside the box with strategic ideas to make our votes count.

In states where it is a given that Trump will win by a large margin, such as West Virginia and other states, it only makes sense to vote for Don Blankenship. Neither major party candidate will even bother to campaign in those states. A vote for Blankenship will effectively send a message that we understand “the usual strategy” and intend to make our voice heard loud and clear. That is the only message the progressives will understand.

Likewise, in those states that lean heavily for Biden, such as New, Jersey, New York, and California, it makes little sense to vote for Trump. He will not carry those states. There are thousands of voters in those states, who distrust the Democratic Party candidates, and will never vote for Trump because he is a Republican candidate. The Constitution Party needs to target those voters.

In 2018, we saw how this strategy was able to win an election for one of our candidates. We had gained ballot access for the first time in North Carolina and ran a candidate for county commissioner in Greene County. This county had twice as many Republican voters as it did Democrat voters. However, black voters comprised about 40% of the county population. Many voters were not happy with the liberal republican candidate and voted for the Constitution Party candidate. But what was surprising is that it was the conservative black voters that tipped the election in favor of our Constitution Party candidate, who won the race with 53% of the vote. For a new party to elect a candidate was remarkable. That victory made us realize that many blacks are conservative and are willing to vote for a third party, but will not consider voting for a Republican.

The same thing happened in the Craven County commission race, where the Democratic candidate outpolled the Constitution Party candidate by a mere 25 votes. That pattern showed up in other races in North Carolina as well. It was apparent the party’s message resonated with the conservative black voters.

We anticipate that pattern will repeat itself in this year’s General Election in heavily democratic states such as Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. We expect many conservative Democrats, who will not vote for Republicans, will be casting votes for our candidates.

Let me share with you yet another example. In the 2016 Presidential Election, there were over 14 million votes cast for president in the state of California. Over 8,700,00 votes were cast for Hillary Clinton, and just under 4,500,000 votes were cast for Donald Trump. That means that Clinton garnered over 4.2 million votes more than did Trump. In addition to this, Bernie Sanders received over 79,000 write-in votes. That did not even begin to make a dent into Clinton’s huge margin of votes over Trump. In view of this, those who voted for Trump, because they did not want Clinton to win, simply wasted their vote. Had they voted for Castle, it would have sent a loud and clear message that voters were not happy with the elitist arguments that we are bombarded with every election cycle.

We have a great opportunity this year to make our voices heard by voting strategically. Capturing these targeted groups will boost and increase our credibility as a party. Just this week Newsweek magazine reported that 60% of Americans want a third party. Even in toss-up states, it is questionable that our votes for Blankenship will be sizable enough to deny Trump carrying those states.

In summary, we need to give serious thought as to why we are continually falling victim to the trap of voting for one of the two major parties. Until we come to grips with that realization, we will be unable to change the path of Marxism (Progressivism is the code term used) that is gaining a dangerous foothold in our nation.

Your Help Needed in California

Our effort to gain ballot access in the state of California was unsuccessful. Because of this, we are in the process of securing write-in status for Blankenship in that state. The key element of gaining write-in status is the need to submit 55 electors to the California Secretary of State by October 20th. Unless we submit the required number of electors by that date, any write-in votes for Blankenship will not be counted. There are specific requirements that need to be met to be an elector, and they are listed below. If any of you have family or friends of like mind in California, could you kindly forward this email to them. Be sure to delete the unsubscribe button first, or you could be unsubscribed to future issues of the newsletter.

These are the requirements:

  • You must be a registered voter with current voter registration in the County where you live.
  • You can be registered in any party.
  • You must be a natural-born citizen of the United States, be at least 35 years of age and a resident of the United States for at least 14 years.
    More than one member of a family may serve as an elector. Therefore, a husband, wife, and a child who is also a registered voter could all serve as electors.

There is a special form that must be filled out and notarized. Please Contact Janine Hansen, Western Regional Chairman, and she will email you the form with instructions on how to fill it out. Her email and phone number are below. The form must include the following information:

  • You must include your name and residence address.
  • You must take the form and sign it in front of a county elections official or a notary public.

It must then be delivered, to be received NO LATER THAN October 20, 2020, to any county election office or better yet you can mail it to be received no later than October 20, 2020, or deliver it in person to the Elections Division of the Secretary of State Office, 1500 11th Street, 5th Floor, Sacramento, California, 95814.

Again, please let Janine know as soon as possible if you are willing to serve as an elector. We will need additional people to reach the requirement of 55 electors so if you know others who are willing and meet the qualification, please ask them to serve as an elector. I need your name, address, phone, and email sent to me.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Janine Hansen at director@iapn.org or 775-397-6859. Also, please let her know when you have filed your paperwork.

Remember that we have less than a month to secure the required number of electors.

For more information on Don Blankenship go to www.donblankenship2020.com

 

For God, Family, and Country

National Chairman
Constitution Party

9 thoughts on “Constitution Party: It Is Time to Vote Strategically and to Make Our Voice Heard

  1. Ryan

    Born and raised in Craven County, N.C. That they got within 28 votes of the Democratic nominee for Commissioner shocks me. It’s not a Democrat-friendly area at all, but there’s enough blacks there that reflexively vote Democrat that shouldn’t happen.

    Southern black voters – especially ones not in big cities – are not in any way, shape, or form liberal. So there is an opening there in theory to court Southern conservative blacks. The problem is getting them away from voting reflexively Democrat.

  2. Chris Powell

    Seeing as the Constitution Party doesn’t have a candidate on the ballot in West Virginia, even though it’s Don Blankenship’s home state, it probably makes more sense to vote for a more viable alternative party candidate, such as Jo Jorgensen.

  3. Vg

    @ Chris Powell According to their ballot access page the Blankenship is a write-in for president in West Virginia.

  4. Cody Quirk

    -so Jorgensen would be the BETTER choice for West Virginians since she’s actually on the ballot.

    Plus with the way Blankenship has conducted himself, and his background; Jo Jorgensen’s credentials, character, approach, and political views -runs circles around Blankenship; she’s by far the better choice in this election.

  5. Starchild

    “There are thousands of voters in those states, who distrust the Democratic Party candidates, and will never vote for Trump because he is a Republican candidate.”

    Or perhaps they will never vote for Trump because he has no respect for the Constitution or democracy, lacks any of the healthy distrust of government power and desire to keep it carefully in check that is the better part of conservatism, and is in fact a wannabe tyrant who makes little effort to disguise his predilections.

  6. NJ Treadnotter

    While Jorgensen has some good stuff going, she loses me on open borders, pro-choice support and the post she made seeming to endorse BLM. When one makes these observations in Libertarian circles, one often finds themselves ostracized to some degree and there is a feeling of not being “wanted”, despite the common ground which exists. A pity, as I agree with things like neutrality, drug legalization, and elimination of as many government agencies as possible. I find myself most aligned with the principles and platform of the Constitution party (and have no qualms about it) and will likely vote in this direction as I did in 2016. My state is overwhelmingly Blue (except for a few enclaves of Red, one of which I happily reside) and I do grow weary of the Duopoly. Maybe one day I will see more views at the table on the state, local and federal levels; but until then I will just plug away…

  7. Ryan

    ““There are thousands of voters in those states, who distrust the Democratic Party candidates, and will never vote for Trump because he is a Republican candidate.”

    Or perhaps they will never vote for Trump because he has no respect for the Constitution or democracy, lacks any of the healthy distrust of government power and desire to keep it carefully in check that is the better part of conservatism, and is in fact a wannabe tyrant who makes little effort to disguise his predilections.”

    It’s not like these people were voting for Romney or McCain….

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