Category Archives: Right-wing minor parties

Markham Robinson Dies at 77

According to Ballot Access News, former chairman of the American Independent Party (AIP) Markham Robinson has died of an unspecified illness. Robinson had been part of the leadership of the AIP since 2008 and is currently listed on the party website as Executive Committee chair. He was 77.

Robinson was active on Twitter under the name @BraveLad.… Read more ...

Former President Trump Declares He Will Not Start a New Third Party

Despite reports he was considering creating a third political party (the Patriot Party), former President Donald Trump declared today during his CPAC speech in Orlando that he will remain a Republican and continue to be a leader for the party.  He hinted he may run again for president in 2024.  Trump won CPAC’s 2024 presidential preference straw poll with 55 percent support and received an approval rating of 97 percent among attendees, up from 95 percent last year.… Read more ...

Legal Marijuana Now Party founds MAGA Patriots Party of Nebraska

Mark G. Elworth: marijuana activist and perennial candidate has announced his intentions to create a second political party in his home state of Nebraska, under the name “MAGA Patriots Party”.

In a Facebook Post, Elworth has stated his intentions for forming this new party was to “get real people in office” and that he was still committed to getting the Legal Marijuana Now Party on the ballot.… Read more ...

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Mississippi Patriot Party’s Brief History

The Mississippi Patriot Party was, until recently, either a joke or a vehicle for supporting outgoing President Donald Trump. It seems, with Donald Trump’s flirtation with third party politics and his love for the “Patriot Party” name, this might be more significant than was initially realized.

The founder of the state party and others were at the January 6th rally in Washington D.C.… Read more ...

WSJ: In Final Hours President Trump Ponders Leaving GOP, Building a New ‘Patriot Party’

The Wall Street Journal is reporting this evening that President Trump “has talked in recent days with associates about forming a new political party.” The President, who leaves office in a matter of hours, reportedly wishes to call his new venture the Patriot Party.

Any such split in the Republican Party would likely prove devastating to the GOP in the 2022 midterm elections and potentially prompt the biggest reshuffling of the political deck since the 1800s.… Read more ...

American Shopping Party Shopping for a Presidential Candidate, Favors Jason Momoa

A couple days ago, Ballot Access News reported that the American Shopping Party (ASP), which has ballot access in Hawaii, is considering nominating a presidential ticket of businessman Rocky De La Fuente for president and entertainer Kanye West for vice president.  This is the same ticket the American Independent Party (AIP) nominated for the California ballot last month. Read more ...

AIP Nominates Rocky De La Fuente/Kanye West Ticket; Darcy Richardson Responds

Earlier today the California ballot-qualified American Independent Party (AIP) nominated Reform Party and Alliance Party presidential nominee Rocky De La Fuente for president and rapper Kanye West for vice president.  According to Ballot Access News, the decision was unanimous save for one abstention among twenty delegates.   Even though Prohibition Party presidential nominee Phil Collins had won the party’s nonbinding presidential primary in March, De La Fuente, who finished second in the primary, paid AIP vice chairman Mark Seidenberg cash, according to FEC records, which likely improved his chances of winning the nomination.… Read more ...

Jim Hedges Provides an Update on Prohibition Party Ballot Access Efforts

Last week, Jim Hedges, the vice chairman of the Prohibition Party and the party’s 2016 presidential nominee provided the following update on the ballot access efforts for the party’s 2020 ticket of Phil Collins for President and Billy Joe Parker for Vice President:

We were notified today that Collins/Parker have qualified in Colorado.
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Wikinews Interviews Three More Third Party Vice Presidential Candidates

As part of the June 2020 edition of the Wikinews feature on the 2020 presidential election published yesterday, I conducted three short interviews with three vice presidential candidates.  Those candidates were Prohibition Party of Georgia chairman Billy Joe Parker of the Prohibition Party, historian Darcy Richardson of the Reform, Natural Law, Alliance, and American Delta parties, and educator Tiara Lusk of the Life and Liberty Party.… Read more ...

Life and Liberty Party Nominates First Presidential Ticket

The Life and Liberty Party has nominated its first ever presidential ticket. At its national convention held on June 27, 2020, J.R. Myers and Tiara Lusk were nominated as the Life and Liberty Party Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees, respectively.

J. R. Myers ran for Constitution Party President in 2016, but ultimately fell short to Darrell Castle who received 54% of the vote on the first ballot at the Constitution Party National Convention.… 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 ...

Life and Liberty Party Holds First National Convention, Nominates Ticket

The conservative Life and Liberty Party held its first national convention this past Saturday on Zoom, as reported at American Third Party Report.  It nominated party chairman J.R. Myers of Alaska for president and professor Tiara Lusk of Idaho for vice president.  According to the party’s website, it is currently on the ballot in Arkansas and is attempting to appear on several others.… Read more ...