Tag Archives: Ballot Access News

2016 Socialist Party USA Nominee Mimi Soltysik Dies

As reported at Ballot Access News, the 2016 presidential nominee of Socialist Party USA Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik died earlier today at the age of 45.  He reportedly suffered from liver cancer.

Soltysik was the co-chairman of Socialist Party USA from 2013 to 2015.  He was vice chair from 2011 to 2013. … Read more ...

Natural Law Party of Michigan Officially Nominates De La Fuente/Richardson Ticket

Yesterday, the Natural Law Party of Michigan, the last remaining ballot qualified entity of the now-defunct national Natural Law Party, officially nominated businessman Rocky De La Fuente for president and historian Darcy Richardson for vice president, Ballot Access News reports.  The Alliance Party, for which De La Fuente/Richardson is the 2020 ticket, previously announced an agreement to use the ballot line of the Natural Law Party of Michigan. … Read more ...

Reform Party Elects New Chairman, Postpones Convention Before Presidential Nomination

As reported on the Reform Party National Committee Facebook page, earlier today at the Reform Party National Committee meeting, committee secretary Nicholas Hensley defeated incumbent chairman Bill Merrell to become the party’s national chairman-elect.  Mike Hackmer will replace Hensely as secretary on January 1.  Leigh Pollet was elected vice chair. … Read more ...

Looking Back at LP VP Nominee Spike Cohen’s Neo-Con Past

Allegations were recently made in the comments at Ballot Access News that the Libertarian Party’s 2020 Vice Presidential nominee Spike Cohen previously frequented a now-defunct hate site FuckFrance.com (FF).  The site featured articles and comments largely expressing hatred for France and its people.  It reached the height of its popularity in 2003 ahead of the US invasion of Iraq, which France opposed. … Read more ...

Liberty Union Party Nominates Gloria La Riva for President

As Ballot Access News reports, the newly- christened presidential nominee of the socialist Peace and Freedom Party and presidential nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), Gloria La Riva, received the presidential nomination of Vermont’s ballot qualified Liberty Union Party.

La Riva’s running mate Leonard Peltier was nominated for vice president. … Read more ...

Constitution Party Nominates Don Blankenship for President on Second Ballot

At its National Convention online today, the Constitution Party nominated former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship for President on the second ballot. William Mohr was nominated unanimously for vice president.

As posted at Ballot Access News, the vote went as follows:

First ballot:

  1. Blankenship 139.5
  2. Charles Kraut 77.8
  3. Samm Tittle 46.35
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LNC Votes to Cancel Austin In-person Convention, Will Decide Alternative Next Week

As first reported at Ballot Access News, at the much publicized Zoom meeting today, the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) voted nine to seven to cancel the in-person National Convention scheduled for Austin later this month.  This comes in light of the coronavirus pandemic that has resulted in the death of over 60,000 Americans and led to the cancellation of most public gatherings. … Read more ...

Justin Amash Lists Party as Libertarian in Congressional Directory

Congressman Justin Amash, who just announced his decision to join the Libertarian Party and seek its 2020 presidential nomination, officially changed his partisan affiliation in the Congressional directory to “Libertarian.”

Amash becomes the first sitting member of Congress to fully affiliate with the Libertarian Party.  Former Congressman Ron Paul was a lifetime member of the Libertarian Party during part of his Congressional career but always listed himself as Republican in the Congressional directory.… Read more ...

Bread and Roses Party Picks a Vice Presidential Nominee

As Ballot Access News reports, the Bread and Roses Party, a left wing minor party with ballot access in Maryland, picked a running mate for party founder and 2020 presidential nominee Jerome Segal.  His name is John de Graaf, a documentary filmmaker from Seattle.

Segal, a philosopher and research scholar at the  University of Maryland as well as president of the Jewish Peace Lobby, founded the Bread and Roses Party in 2018 after his failed primary challenge of Democratic Senator Ben Cardin. … Read more ...

Mark Cuban Tweets Justin Amash about Center for Competitive Democracy

Billionaire Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and star of the ABC show Shark Tank, tweeted 2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Justin Amash yesterday about an organization Cuban funds called the Center for Competitive Democracy:

Check out competitivedemocracy.org it’s an organization I fund to help candidates get on ballots.

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Rocky De La Fuente to Seek Reform Party Presidential Nomination with Running Mate Darcy Richardson

Rocky De La Fuente, the newly-minted presidential nominee for the fledgling Alliance Party, will now seek the Reform Party presidential nomination, says his running mate Darcy Richardson in comments at Ballot Access News.  Richardson himself sought the presidential nomination of the Reform Party but now plans to step aside for De La Fuente and attempt to obtain the vice presidential nomination instead. … Read more ...

2020 Alliance Party Presidential Nomination Convention

The livestream has now concluded.

The Alliance Party is currently holding its first presidential nomination convention live on YouTube.  It is considering nominating a ticket of businessman Rocky De La Fuente for President and historian Darcy Richardson for Vice President.  2014 independent U.S. Senate candidate and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Greg Orman of Kansas is the keynote speaker.… Read more ...