Author Archives: Fernando Mercado

About Fernando Mercado

The host of the Progressive Oriented YouTube Channel E Pluribus Unum, which has the main focus of educating people on Minor Parties, their history, and their candidates. So when an 12 Year Old Website with that same goal says they needed new writers, I felt the need to carry this torch.

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 ...

IPR celebrates its 12th year combating the duopoly

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12 years ago today, the Independent Political Report first went online to fill in the void that the demise of Third Party Watch brought. In its dozen year existence it has served as a hub for Third Party Politicians and activists across the political spectrum to combat the Two Party Duopoly of the United States in it’s own unique way.… Read more ...

4th Green Party Debate hosted by @greenballot

The Fourth Green Party debate hosted online by Green Ballot.

While all Green candidates were invited, but only Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry, Chad Wilson, and Kent Mesplay attended.

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Justin Amash announces exploratory committee for the Libertarian Nomination

Independent Representative Justin Amash, who left the Republican Party on July 4th 2019, has announced his intention to form an exploratory committee to seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination.

Amash stated on Twitter:

Today, I launched an exploratory committee to seek the @LPNationalā€™s nomination for president of the United States.Read more ...

Montana Green Party expresses concerns over down ballot candidates

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On March 3rd, the Montana Green Party stated that they will not be filing down the ballot candidates in the upcoming elections in their state, though warned of potential false Greens seeking the nomination in order to exploit the “Spoiler Effect” against the Democrats running for those seats, one of which being former Governor Steve Bullock running for the highly contested Senate Seat.… Read more ...

North Carolina Third Party Candidates

In the wake of the March 3rd Primary in North Carolina, it would be beneficial to go over the Minor Party/Independent candidates running in North Carolina Elections. None of the candidates will going through a primary:

SENATE:

In the highly contested Senate Bid, two Third Party Candidates have filed for the Seat.… Read more ...

Free And Equal Elections to host Minor Party Debate March 4th

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Electoral reform organization, Free & Equal Elections is set to host a multi-party open Presidential Debate on March 4th, co-hosted by Open the Debates, an organization with similar intentions.

All 2020 Presidential candidates are invited to participate, however only 18 have been confirmed to attend:

    • Robert Ardini, Republican Party
    • Ken Armstrong, Libertarian Party
    • Don Blankenship, Constitution Party
    • Brian Carroll, American Solidarity Party
    • Mark Charles, Independent
    • Souraya Faas, Libertarian Party
    • Erik Gerhardt, Libertarian Party
    • Howie Hawkins, Green Party
    • Zoltan Istvan, Republican Party
    • Jo Jorgensen, Libertarian Party
    • Adam Kokesh, Libertarian Party
    • Charles Kraut, Constitution Party
    • Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism and Liberation
    • J.R.
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Roque De La Fuente considering Libertarian Nod

Roque De La Fuente, a buisnessman previously known for running for President in 2016 as a Democrat then later under his own political party, the American Delta Party. Also receiveing the nomination of the Reform Party. Is reportedly considering a run with the Libertarian Party.

While De La Fuente is currently running for the Republican Nomination, Libertarian Party Chairman Nicholas Sarwark has called on De La Fuente to seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination, in an already crowded field of 14+ candidates.… Read more ...

Darryl Perry announces Gubernatorial Run

On December 4th 2019, Libertarian Activist Darryl W. Perry, announced he would run for the Libertarian Party Nomination for Governor of New Hampshire in 2020.

Perry has previously run for the Libertarian Party Nomination for President during the 2016 Presidential Election, running a more hardline Libertarian Platform compared to eventual nominee Gary Johnson.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins wins nomination of the Socialist Party

At the 2019 Socialist Party Convention held in Newark, has chosen to nominate Howie Hawkins as their nominee.

Hawkins was one of two candidates to seek the Socialist Party’s nomination, the other being 2016 Green Party Presidential candidate Elijah Manley. Manley cited certain delegates not being in attendance as the reason he wasn’t nominated by the party.… Read more ...

Gloria La Riva to run for President a third time


Gloria La Riva, perennial candidate and socialist activist announced she would run for President as the party of Socialism and Liberation’s Nominee a third time. La Riva has previously run for President in 2008 and 2016 as the PSL nominee, was a placeholder presidential candidate in 1992 and 2012, and has run for various offices affiliated with the Peace and Freedom Party.… Read more ...

Third Green Party Presidential Debate in Muncie, Indiana

The third of the Green Party Presidential Debates was held on September 20 in Muncie, Indiana and hosted by the Green Party Black Caucus.

The candidates in attendance were Howie Hawkins, Dario Hunter, Ian Schlakman, Dennis Lambert, David Rolde, and Chad Wilson.

Topics covered include: How each of the candidates would grow the Green Party, combating Racism, how they would combat Climate Change, among others.… Read more ...