Tag Archives: Independent Greens

Maine Greens Applaud Passage of Instant Runoff Voting in Portland

By way of Green Party Watch:

MAINE GREENS CONGRATULATE CANDIDATES FOR RUNNING STRONG CAMPAIGNS, STRENGTHEN THE CALL FOR ELECTORAL REFORM

Maine Green Independent Party Candidates who ran for the office of state house and state senate ran strong campaigns, often finishing a close second in the race Tuesday night. Fred Horch, of Brunswick, ran a close second with 34% of the vote in District 66.… Read more ...

Independent Green Party of Virginia endorses candidates for all eleven Virginia US House seats

Press release emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

11 Indy Green endorsee/nominees for congress lead by doing. Thanks to the Indy Greens and their allies, who collected thousands of signatures to get on the ballot, every Virginian will have a third option for congress this year. They have a record number of congressional candidates on the ballot.… Read more ...

Dems, GOP, and Independent Lose Registrants Since 2008, Third Parties Make Gains

Professor Michael P. McDonald is one of the recognized experts on registration numbers by political party in the United States. He is a professor at George Mason University and has an article on that very subject here.

Richard Winger summarizes McDonald’s numbers nicely for third party aficionados.

McDonald has also calculated that since November 2008, the number of registered Republicans has declined 3.5%, the number of registered Democrats has declined 2.7%, the number of registered independents has declined 1.6%, and the number of voters registered in minor parties has increased 2.4%.

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More on Bloomberg-Paul vs. Baldwin-Castle

FWIW: A highly placed anonymous source confirms Richard Winger’s contention that the Independent Greens will replace the unlikely Michael Bloomberg / Ron Paul ticket with the Constitution Party’s Chuck Baldwin and Darrell Castle. According to this source, the Indy Greens have “given their word” to the Baldwin campaign, and there are financial considerations at stake, as well.… Read more ...

Winger: Bloomberg-Paul to be replaced by Baldwin-Castle in Virginia

Note: This story is based on reporting from Richard Winger of Ballot Access News. The report is being actively challenged by at least one leader of the VA Indy Greens.

Says Lew Rockwell: “All that talk of a Bloomberg-Paul ticket in Virginia turns out to be wrong. The Independent Green party plans to run the Christian right Constitution party candidates instead.… Read more ...

Update: Paul will keep name on ballot in Virginia

Congressman Ron Paul has made a decision about keeping his name on the ballot as Mike Bloomberg’s vice president. Of course, the decision only affects voters in Virginia, who have the choice of voting for a Bloomberg/Paul ticket due to the Independent Green Party.

Paul’s spokesman, Jesse Benton, said:

“We’re not going to take any action to get his name off, but at the same time we’re not encouraging it.”

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Bloomberg is running for President? And Paul is on the ballot, too!?

New York’s billionaire mayor is not launching an unexpected bid for the White House. He is, however, on the Virginia ballot as a candidate for president, with Ron Paul as his vice president. More incredible is the fact that this happened without the knowledge of either Bloomberg or Paul.

This surprise move for what some might call an independent dream ticket is the work of the Independent Greens of Virginia, the state affiliate of the Independence Party of America. Since January 1, they have collected 70,000 signatures in order to get Bloomberg on the ballot. This is 60,000 more than the requirement for ballot access.… Read more ...