Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

Prohibition Party of New York Responds to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address

On January 15th, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State and budget address. On January 17th, the Prohibition Party of New York responded with a 7-page document critically evaluating the governor’s address and providing their own vision and proposals for state policy.
The full document is available on their website.… Read more ...

Zoltan Istvan drops out of 2020 Libertarian Primary

Transhumanist Party Presidential candidate in 2016 and Libertarian California Gubernatorial Candidate in 2018, Zoltan Istvan was the second person to announce he was running for the Libertarian Party nomination in 2020.

However Istvan announced on January 11, that he was not running as a Libertarian in 2020. Stating on his website:

“While I believe in many liberty-minded ideas, the Libertarian Party is currently not for me, so a few months ago I left it, and I’m no longer a member.

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Ballot Access News: November 2018 U.S. House Totals by Party

Ballot Access News:

All states have finished their official vote tallies except for West Virginia. The national totals for U.S. House by party (using the unofficial West Virginia returns, which will probably be almost exactly like the official ones) are:

Democratic 60,447,537; Republican 50,751,049; Libertarian 768,015; Green 224,919; Working Families 217,172; Conservative 207,094; Independent Parties (of Connecticut, Louisiana and Oregon) 74,672; Reform 66,579; Constitution 59,972; Independence Parties (of Minnesota and New York) 57,463; Working Class 53,102; Women’s Equality 41,317; United Utah 36,177; Legal Marijuana Now 15,791; American 15,011; Progressive 10,758; Independent American of Utah 6,686; Liberty Union 3,924; and Socialist Equality 2,213.

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Working Families Party Had Lowest Gubernatorial Showings in Twenty Years

Ballot Access News:

The Working Families Party received its lowest share of the vote in gubernatorial elections last month since 1998. In Connecticut, where it has only been participating in gubernatorial elections starting in 2010, it was outpolled by the Independent Party, and so drops to fourth line on the ballot.… Read more ...

Jim: Libertarians set new third party record for ballot access coming out of 2018 midterm

Another infographic from Jim from his dataset at https://imgur.com/a/YsovX illustrates the new record Libertarians set for alternative (“third”) party ballot access coming out of 2018 midterm:

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Jim: comparing voter registration trends of current nationally organized third parties in the US since 1970

Good news for Libertarian Party from 2018 election

Comparing Qualified Party Status for Libertarian, Green and Constitution Parties, Relative to Four Years Ago

http://ballot-access.org/2014/12/26/december-2014-ballot-access-news-print-edition/

Most recent LP national ballot access committee report

Based on this and subsequent email discussions the states which the LP will need to petition or add voter registration to be on the next presidential ballot in are:

AK (several hundred voter regs will be needed), AL, AR, IA, IL, OH – maybe, maybe not; informally it has been reported that SOS will not side with us but Richard Winger believes we have a good legal case, MD – may be won thru a lawsuit, ME – may be won thru a lawsuit, MN, ND, NH, NJ, RI, PA, TN, VA, WA and WI.… Read more ...

Jim: comparing voter registration trends of current nationally organized third parties in the US since 1970

Posted by Jim in Open Thread:

For most states I used numbers closer to the election than those that are in the November BAN. The numbers that I used for the Constitution Party, Working Families Party, and Reform Party are within a few hundred of the number in BAN. But, the more updated numbers that I used I used added 2,300 to the Green Party and 18,800 to the Libertarian Party.

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Prohibition Party Nominates National Ticket for 2020

BAN:

On November 13, the Prohibition Party nominated its national ticket for 2020, via a telephone conference call. Bill Bayes of Mississippi is the presidential nominee. Connie Gammon of Tennessee is the vice-presidential nominee.

An earlier version of this post said Bayes is the first presidential nominee from Mississippi, but the Constitution Party of Texas in 1960, and the Reform Party in 2008, also had presidential nominees who lived in Mississippi.… Read more ...

Minnesota Gains Two New Qualified Parties

Ballot Access News:

Minnesota gives qualified status to any group that runs a statewide candidate and gets at least 5%. In the November 2018 election, the Grassroots-Legalize Marijuana Party got 5.73% for Attorney General. And the Legal Marijuana Now Party got 5.29% for Auditor. Therefore, they are both qualified for the next two elections.… Read more ...

New York Gains Two New Qualified Parties and Loses Two

Ballot Access News:

New York requires a party to poll 50,000 votes for Governor in order to be a qualified party. The Libertarian Party and the Serve America Party both met this goal, so they both become qualified parties for the first time in New York. The Reform Party and the Women’s Equality Party both polled substantially fewer than 50,000 votes for Governor, so they will lose their qualified status.… Read more ...

Jack Gargan, Reform Party Pioneer, Dies

Ballot Access News, November 4:

In the last few days, Jack Gargan died at the age of 88 in Thailand, where he had been living. Gargan had formed an organization called T.H.R.O. in 1990, which encouraged voters not to re-elect their member of Congress. In 1991, after his movement had become quite well-known, he and John J.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party to Hold National Conferance on November 13th

The Prohibition Party’s National Conference will soon be coming. Typically, the presidential national conference happens during the summer of the prior to the election year. But this time it was decided to hold the conference early. The 2020 national conference will be held a week after the November elections, on November 13th, 8:00 pm.… Read more ...

Harry Browne, Ralph Nader, John Hagelin, and Howard Phillips debate on Larry King Live, 10/6/96