It’s been circulating recently that outgoing President (now Former President Donald Trump) has been considering trying to start his own third party. The only detail that is known is that he would want it to be called The Patriot Party.
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On the April 22 episode of The Still Report, the popular YouTube channel of 2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bill Still, Still urged viewers to sign a petition for President Donald Trump to pardon political operative Roger Stone. Stone, 67, once a member of the Libertarian Party, was found guilty of false statements, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice. … Read more ...
During an appearance on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, billionaire Mark Cuban, the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, said he would not rule out running for president as an Independent in the 2020 election.
Discussion of a potential campaign starts at the 8:50 mark:
CHRIS WALLACE: Finally, you talked back in 2019 about running for president before you finally decided not to do so.
from Ballot Access News
History of John B. Anderson’s 1980 Independent Presidential Candidacy About to be Published
May 30th, 2011
Jim Mason’s book “No Holding Back: the 1980 John B. Anderson Presidential Campaign” is about to be published, and can be pre-ordered at Amazon. This book is considerably longer than an earlier history about that campaign, “Diary of a Dark Horse.”
Anderson received six percent of the vote, and while he didn’t get to move into the White House, he did mobilize thousands of student activists and encouraged a disillusioned nation to vote its conscience.
Some thirty years later, the American political climate is even more divided than it was in 1980, and much to Anderson’s dismay, the two major parties have become even more polarized.
In light of the potential close three-way split (and there are nine other candidates in the race, too), three major newspapers have printed opinion pieces in favor of instant runoff voting. The Times of Trenton – in Trenton, New Jersey – printed a piece by George Amick:
The good news is that there’s a simple way to fix the election system that would allow independents and third-party candidates to exercise their right as Americans to run for office, and allow their supporters to exercise their right to vote for them, without fear that they would help elect another candidate whom they might detest.