Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

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

Darcy Richardson, FL Reform Party gubernatorial nominee, endorsed by Libertarian

by Peter B. Gemma

Richardson, who recently switched from a bid for State Representative as an Independent, is now running for Florida Governor as the nominee of the Reform Party. In 2016, he was a candidate for the party’s presidential nomination.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 28, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT
Austin Cassidy, Campaign Manager
Email: austin@richardson2018.com
Phone: (904) 868-5963

DARCY RICHARDSON SCORES AN EARLY ENDORSEMENT

[JACKSONVILLE, FL] – Darcy Richardson, the Reform Party of Florida’s nominee for governor, received an early endorsement from a prominent former Libertarian on Thursday.… Read more ...

John McAfee Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

Businessman and crypto ICO advocate John McAfee has announced his intentions to run again for POTUS in 2020. In a twitter announcement, McAfee indicated he will give the Libertarian party first dibs for services but left open the possibility for the formation of a new party for his presidential campaign. In 2015, McAfee launched a presidential campaign for the newly formed Cyber party before switching to run for the 2016 libertarian nomination.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party National Chairman Calls for Third Parties to Join Together in the Fight for Better Ballot Access Laws

In the latest issue of the National Prohibitionist, Prohibition Party National Chairman Rick Knox made statements on the issue of unequal ballot access laws and called for third parties and members of the public to join together in the effort of improving ballot access laws.

Here are some excerpts of his statements

“Thanks to the two-party duopoly, many citizens are denied the right to vote their consciences because preferential ballot-access laws prescribe different criteria for major party and minor party candidates.… Read more ...

The Prohibition Party in Alabama

Written by Jonathan Makeley

The Prohibition Party has been experiencing significant growing membership and activism in recent years. Recently I interviewed my party colleague Dr. R.T. Cooper, the state chairman of the Alabama Prohibition Party, about how things have been going with the Prohibition Party in Alabama.
The Prohibition Party and the broader prohibitionist movement has a well rooted history in the state of Alabama.… Read more ...

Citizens in Charge Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Independent Party

Ballot Access News:

Citizens in Charge has filed this amicus curiae brief in Independent Party v Padilla, 17-1200. The issue in the case is whether the California Secretary of State violated the rights of the voters who formed the Independent Party, when he refused to instruct county election officials to tally up how many registered voters the Independent Party has.… Read more ...

“Paper PACs” Scamming Conservative Donors

by Peter B. Gemma

What do former Congressman Alan West, commentator Laura Ingraham, and Sheriff David Clarke have in common? All are well-known conservatives and a ton of money is being raised for their respective US Senate campaigns.

And here’s a twist: none of them are actually running for office.

Mail boxes of conservatives are filling up with fake solicitations, offering great promises and dire warnings designed to scare up some money.… Read more ...

Author and Political Activist Darcy Richardson Files for Florida State House Seat

by Peter B. Gemma

Darcy Richardson, well known to IPR readers as a political and campaign historian via his many books, has a lifetime record as a candidate — running on third party lines.  He was the Consumer Party nominee for US Senate in Pennsylvania in 1988 while serving as the national campaign manager of former Senator Eugene McCarthy’s presidential campaign.… Read more ...

(R) Kasich and (D) Hickenlooper: 2020 “Unity Ticket”?

In an ABC television interview on the program THIS WEEK Governors John Kasich and John Hickenlooper, Republican of Ohio and Democrat of Colorado respectively, declared the apparent imminent end of the dominance of the two-old, two party system in the US.

Kasich told ABC TV’s White House Chief Correspondent Jonathan Karl,

“I don’t think either party is answering people’s deepest concerns and needs .… Read more ...