Category Archives: Right-wing minor parties

Interview with Richard Lamm, former Governor and 1996 Reform Party Primary Candidate

1. On July 9, 1996 you announced your campaign for the Reform Party’s presidential nomination. The next day Ross Perot announced that he would be running too. What was your reaction to his announcement?

I was surprised and offended. He had said to me directly that he was not going to run.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party 2020 Presidential Nominee Withdraws

Ballot Access News:

Recently, Bill Bayes withdrew as the Prohibition Party nominee for president in 2020. He had been nominated on November 13, 2018 in a conference call of party activists. A new such telephone conference will be held soon to replace him. Bayes lives in Mississippi and had been the party’s vice-presidential nominee in 2016.

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Faux News: Former candidate seeking Reform Party nomination Donald Trump “cuts aid to three Mexican countries” in Central America

In 2000, New York based professional TV wrestler, real estate and gambling magnate and Trump crime family boss Donald Trump unsuccessfully sought the nomination of the Reform Party (which had previously nominated Ross Perot and ended up nominating Patrick Buchanan) for president. The Reform Party was also known for having another professional wrestler, Jesse Ventura, serve as Governor of Minnesota.… Read more ...

JR Myers: Where Are The Constitution Party 2020 POTUS Candidates?

Submitted to IPR by JR Myers

Now that we’re approaching mid-March 2019, one begins to wonder who the contenders for the Constitution Party presidential nomination might be? The CP is one of only five FEC recognized national political parties. According to Ballotpedia, as of March 11, 2019, there are 605 FEC registered POTUS candidates.Read more ...

New York State Legislature To Vote On Fusion Voting Ban

The New York State Legislature, which is primarily controlled by Democrats, will be introducing legislation on Monday to ban its longstanding Electoral Fusion Law. This move has been criticized by Third Party activists for being a punishment of the Working Families Party for backing Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic Primary.Read more ...

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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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 ...

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 ...

Libertarian and Conservative candidates participate in Illinois gubernatorial debate

Posted in open thread:

From Heartland Newsfeed/Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network via NBC Chicago:

Illinois gubernatorial forum from last night featuring Libertarian candidate Kash Jackson and Conservative candidate Sen. Sam McCann alongside Democratic candidate JB Pritzker and Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner.

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 ...