Category Archives: Third parties, general

BET Co-Founder Bob Johnson Urges Black Lives Matter to Form Political Party

In the following open letter from last week, multi-millionaire Bob Johnson, the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and former majority owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats (now Charlotte Hornets), encourages the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement to form a political party. Earlier this month, Johnson called for $14.7 trillion in reparations for Black people. Read more ...

Working Families Party Files Lawsuit Against New York’s Tougher Definition of “Political Party”

Ballot Access News:

On May 29, the Working Families Party filed a federal lawsuit against the definition of a qualified party that passed on April 1, 2020. Hurley v Kosinski, s.d., 1:20cv-4148. The new definition requires a party to pass the vote test every two years instead of every four years.… Read more ...

This weekend: Libertarian Party to be first party on the ballot in most states to hold virtual convention for presidential nomination

LP.org:

Jim Galloway, political reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 19th most popular news website in the country, wrote the following opinion piece on the upcoming Libertarian Party national convention on May 19, 2020:

Over the weekend, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan decided that he wouldn’t make a run for president under the Libertarian Party banner after all.

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IPR celebrates its 12th year combating the duopoly

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12 years ago today, the Independent Political Report first went online to fill in the void that the demise of Third Party Watch brought. In its dozen year existence it has served as a hub for Third Party Politicians and activists across the political spectrum to combat the Two Party Duopoly of the United States in it’s own unique way.… Read more ...

Free & Equal Elections: Introducing United We Stand Sessions

Free & Equal Elections yesterday sent the following email to supporters to introduce its new web series: 

Free & Equal Elections is launching United We Stand Sessions, a new web series that will feature thought leaders live every Wednesday at 9am Pacific and led by Free & Equal founder Christina Tobin.… Read more ...

Free & Equal Presidential Debate (March 4, 2020)

Embedded below is the Free & Equal Presidential Debate (uploaded to YouTube in two parts) held March 4 in Chicago, Illinois:

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Free And Equal Elections to host Minor Party Debate March 4th

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Electoral reform organization, Free & Equal Elections is set to host a multi-party open Presidential Debate on March 4th, co-hosted by Open the Debates, an organization with similar intentions.

All 2020 Presidential candidates are invited to participate, however only 18 have been confirmed to attend:

    • Robert Ardini, Republican Party
    • Ken Armstrong, Libertarian Party
    • Don Blankenship, Constitution Party
    • Brian Carroll, American Solidarity Party
    • Mark Charles, Independent
    • Souraya Faas, Libertarian Party
    • Erik Gerhardt, Libertarian Party
    • Howie Hawkins, Green Party
    • Zoltan Istvan, Republican Party
    • Jo Jorgensen, Libertarian Party
    • Adam Kokesh, Libertarian Party
    • Charles Kraut, Constitution Party
    • Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism and Liberation
    • J.R.
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Familiar Names Announced for 2020 Lesser-Known Presidential Candidates Forum

I have received the names of the presidential candidates scheduled to participate in the 2020 Lesser-Known Presidential Candidates Forum this Tuesday at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire.  Participants include several candidates familiar to those of us who follow third party and independent politics, including former college football coach (and 2012 Constitution Party and Reform Party presidential candidate) Robby Wells, trans-humanist (and former 2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate) Zoltan Istvan, and others.… Read more ...

Hillary Clinton Accuses Jill Stein of Being a Russian Asset

 

During an appearance on the David Plouffe’s Campaign HQ podcast, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, accused 2012 and 2016 Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein of being a Russian asset.  Clinton also accused the Russians of “grooming” a current Democratic presidential candidate, presumably Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, to be a 2020 third party candidate and spoil the election in favor of President Donald Trump.… Read more ...

Ross Perot, Two-Time Presidential Candidate, Dies

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Henry Ross Perot, best known for running for president twice, passed away on July 9th after a battle with leukemia.

Perot’s initial campaign for president as centrist oriented Independent campaign gained nationwide support, even earning him a spot on the 1992 General Election Debates, the only time the US had 3 candidates for President on the debate stage.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins 2020 and Third Party Presidential Nominations

On May 28th Green Party founder and Perennial New York Candidate Howie Hawkins announced he’d run for the Green Party Presidential Nomination, later that same day the official Green Party twitter made a now deleted post commemorating his entry into the race. Immediately afterwards another Green Party Presidential Candidate, Ian Schlakman, immediately questioned the tweet calling to the attention the fact that they did not do so for the other Green Party Presidential Candidates.… Read more ...

Independent Political Report turns 11 today (and Paulie turns 47)

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On May 20th, 2008 Independent Political Report went online with its first post, which just outlined it’s goals while decrying its predecessor Third Party Watch. In the 11 Years since then many third party activist and politicians contribute to the site, got many spinoff and sister blogs including an unaffiliated website Alt-Right site that bears a name that’s the equivalent of a sequel anime, and even had a brief stint on BlogTalkRadio.… Read more ...