Category Archives: Independents

Jade Simmons Campaign: Consistency Is Key

Independent presidential candidate Jade Simmons’ campaign team sent the following message yesterday to email subscribers encouraging them to contact Vanity Fair and Essence Magazine about Simmons’ 2020 presidential bid.  Simmons is a concert pianist who was Miss Illinois in 1999 and the first runner up in the 2000 Miss America pageant. Read more ...

Trump Denies Asking Republicans to Help Kanye West Attain Ballot Access

During today’s White House News Conference, President Donald Trump was asked whether he advised Republican officials to assist rapper Kanye West in attaining ballot access in certain states.  Trump denied any involvement or knowledge of West’s ballot access efforts but appeared interested in the outcome.

Trump spoke highly of West and West’s wife Kim Kardashian, who has worked with Trump on criminal justice reform and granting clemency to those serving excessive prison sentences. … Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Fed Guarantees Unproductive Debt and Perilous Speculation

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 yesterday on his website Nader.org. 

The Federal Reserve Board – our unaccountable Central Bank – needs more citizen and Congressional supervision.… Read more ...

Mark Charles chooses Sedinam Moyowasifza-Curry as running mate

In a livestreamed Washington Convention to gain ballot access Independent Presidential Candidate Mark Charles has formally nominated former Green Party Candidate Sedinam Moyowasifza-Curry to be his running mate.

Moyowasifza-Curry’s decision comes after many candidates, including now Independent Dario Hunter, have voiced criticisms over the Green Party’s Presidential Primary

The event is linked down below and Charles Campaign website can be found here

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DC Activists Support Shahid Buttar, Call Accuser Troubled Person With History Of False Accusations

(Note added by IPR editor: some of the letter writers have run as Green Party and independent candidates, worked on such campaigns and served on Green Party committees, etc)

Open Letter of Support for Shahid Buttar

We, the undersigned, wish to express our complete support for Shahid Buttar regarding all
aspects of his character, integrity and leadership.… Read more ...

Kanye’s Out! (Or is He?)

Rapper Kanye West ended his Independent  2020 presidential campaign according to Steve Kramer, who was hired to coordinate ballot access efforts in Florida and South Carolina.  West announced his candidacy on July 4.  Most observers did not take the announcement seriously.  West later outlined his views in an interview with Forbes that seemed to suggest his run was real. … Read more ...

Ralph Nader: The Day The Rats Vetoed Congress — Available Now!

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the 1996 and 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee,  has authored at least 40 books in his lifetime including the classic Unsafe at Any Speed (1965) and the fictional Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!Read more ...

Ralph Nader: The Enduring Case for Demanding Trump’s Resignation

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. 

Today’s New York Times headline boldly exclaimed, “PRESIDENT IS ‘NOT ABOVE THE LAW,’ JUSTICES DECIDE.”… Read more ...

One Year After: The Reform Party Remembers Ross Perot

One year ago today, Texas industrialist Ross Perot died at the age of 89.  The Reform Party, which Perot founded after his monumental 1992 Independent presidential campaign and for whom he served as their inaugural 1996 presidential nominee, released the following statement at the time of his death:

Today, the nation lost a great man.… Read more ...

Kanye West Names Running Mate, Introduces the Birthday Party

During an interview today with Forbes, rapper Kanye West says the political party for his 2020 presidential bid is the “Birthday Party.”  He reveals little known Wyoming preacher Michelle Tidball as his running mate.  In addition, he details his generally right wing political views and lists his wife Kim Kardashian and billionaire Elon Musk as his campaign advisers.… Read more ...

Is Kanye West Really Running an Indy Campaign for President?

Rapper Kanye West announced on Twitter yesterday that he is running for president, using the hashtag #2020Vision:

Billionaire Elon Musk tweeted his approval:

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Ralph Nader: Trump and Pence – Step Aside for Professional Pandemic Scientists and Managers

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. 

Major changes in society can be accomplished by a fast-emerging, broad-based civic jolt so obvious and persuasive that it overwhelms the entrenched powers.… Read more ...