Tag Archives: Ballot Access News

IPR Contributor Dies

Kevin Zeese, an attorney and IPR contributor who posted 44 articles on this site, has died, Ballot Access News reports.  Zeese was heavily involved in the Green Party and the Howie Hawkins 2020 campaign for president.  He reportedly died suddenly of a heart attack on September 6 at the age of 64.… 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 ...

Trump Denies Asking Republicans to Help Kanye West Attain Ballot Access

During today’s White House News Conference, President Donald Trump was asked whether he advised Republican officials to assist rapper Kanye West in attaining ballot access in certain states.  Trump denied any involvement or knowledge of West’s ballot access efforts but appeared interested in the outcome.

Trump spoke highly of West and West’s wife Kim Kardashian, who has worked with Trump on criminal justice reform and granting clemency to those serving excessive prison sentences. … Read more ...

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
  4. Don Grundmann 25.25
  5. Daniel Clyde Cummings 13.1

Second ballot:

  1. Blankenship 177
  2. Kraut 86.75
  3. Grundmann 24
  4. Tittle 21.25

Blankenship, 70, was the CEO of Massey, a coal mining company, from 2000 until 2010. … Read more ...

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 ...