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Nader Calls on Merrick Garland to Prosecute Trump for ‘Fermenting’ Insurrection

Legendary consumer advocate, author and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader is calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to prosecute former president Donald Trump for his role in the January 6 riot.

“Today is the one year anniversary of the insurrection against Congress fermented by then-president Donald J. Trump,” Nader tweeted. “That was a major crime under federal law.… Read more ...

Thomas Knapp: Light at the End of the ‘Big Lie’ Tunnel?

“Technically, the next attempt to overthrow a national election may not qualify as a coup,” Barton Gellman writes at The Atlantic. “It will rely on subversion more than violence …. If the plot succeeds, the ballots cast by American voters will not decide the presidency in 2024.”

There’s nothing new about claims that an election was stolen, or is about to be.… Read more ...

Support for Third Party and Independent Presidential Candidates in 2016 Mapped by County

Twitter mapmaker @Mill226 recently created a set of county-by-county maps to chart the best showings of third party and independent presidential candidates over the past half-century. He’s graciously allowing us to republish some of his maps here on IPR. If you find these kinds of visualizations interesting, you should definitely follow him on Twitter.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Maine Libertarians Can Reenroll, Hawaiian Greens Seek Candidates, Wayne Allyn Root Blasts Trump

MAINE LIBERTARIANS BACK IN BUSINESS: A federal judge has ordered Maine election officials to allow Libertarian Party members to re-enroll in an expedited process and to nominate candidates for the 2022 elections.

The order by Judge Lance Walker, signed last week, requires the secretary of state to send letters informing Libertarians that their unenrollment was unlawful and that they may rejoin.… Read more ...

Could Joe Manchin Mount a Viable Campaign for President as an Independent?

Following his recent break with the Biden administration over the Build Back Better “social infrastructure” package, some are wondering where West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin goes next.

He’s popular in his heavily Republican home state, but deeply unpopular with the national base of his own party. And his support on the right is more a function of their enjoyment at watching Biden’s agenda struggle in Congress, not genuine affection for the man causing the president’s heartburn.… Read more ...

Evan McMullin to Launch Independent Run for U.S. Senate

Evan McMullin, a former CIA officer who received 21.5 percent of the vote in Utah as an Independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election (0.53 percent nationwide), plans to announce an Independent challenge to incumbent Republican Mike Lee of Utah for his US Senate seat in 2022, reports The Salt Lake Tribune.… Read more ...

Death Notice: Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele (Vivas), a 2012 candidate for the Reform Party’s presidential nomination and briefly a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, died of COVID-19 last month (August 28) at the age of 69, the Maine Public reports.

Steele, an open source activist and former CIA officer and Marine, called the COVID-19 pandemic a hoax (claiming to be the first to do so) and was a proponent of the Qanon conspiracy theory (including a theory about child slave colonies on Mars). … Read more ...

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 ...

Report: Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Claims He Voted for Kanye West (If He Did, It Didn’t Count)

Watch 5 minutes of Tucker Carlson’s program on Fox News and you would assume his devotion to former President Donald Trump extended to actually casting a vote for Trump’s re-election. However, several outlets including POLITICO are reporting that Carlson told multiple people that he did not vote for Trump in 2020 and instead cast his ballot for friend and entertainer Kanye West.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Burt’s Tattoo, King’s Committees

Newly elected Libertarian state representative Marshall Burt is being accused of having a tattoo that signals support for “far-right” militias

“I got the tattoo because the American Revolution symbolism appealed to me, and to me it represents my solid commitment to the Second and Tenth Amendment,” Burt responded to critics.… 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 ...

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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 ...