Tag Archives: Natural Law Party

Time Capsule: ‘Pitchfork Pat’ Buchanan Bolts GOP, Declares Reform Party Candidacy

Patrick J. Buchanan, the pugnacious conservative commentator whose insurgent candidacies briefly threatened the GOP’s frontrunners in 1992 and 1996, dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination and announced that he was seeking the Reform Party’s nomination on the last Monday of October in 1999.

Promising to shake up American politics, the 60-year-old Buchanan told a packed room of supporters and reporters at the Doubletree Hotel in Falls Church, Virginia, that his decision to leave the Republican Party — a party in which he proudly labored for nearly forty years — was a difficult one.… Read more ...

Alliance Party September 2020 Newsletter

The Alliance Party sent out the following newsletter yesterday updating email subscribers on the latest party news for this month: 

The publication of this newsletter is generally scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month, however we decided to postpone until after Labor Day which would offer us a better view of our 2020 ballot situation.… Read more ...

Wikinews Interviews Three More Third Party Vice Presidential Candidates

As part of the June 2020 edition of the Wikinews feature on the 2020 presidential election published yesterday, I conducted three short interviews with three vice presidential candidates.  Those candidates were Prohibition Party of Georgia chairman Billy Joe Parker of the Prohibition Party, historian Darcy Richardson of the Reform, Natural Law, Alliance, and American Delta parties, and educator Tiara Lusk of the Life and Liberty Party.… 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 ...

Wikinews Publishes “Final Pleas” From Three Third Party Candidates

In the sixth and final edition of the monthly Wikinews series on the 2016 presidential election, three candidates not invited to Free & Equal’s 2016 presidential debate were provided an opportunity to write a final statement to voters.

Those making their final plea include: America’s Party nominee Tom Hoefling (who asked to use the same statement he made as a final plea as his party’s nominee in 2012); Socialist Party USA and Natural Law Party presidential nominee Mimi Soltysik, and former Thompson Township, Fulton County, Pennsylvania Tax Assessor James Hedges, nominee of the Prohibition Party.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Minor Parties Have a Lot Riding on Their Percentage of the Vote on November 4

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

One of the reasons the November 4 election is suspenseful is because there are so many states in which it is difficult to predict whether various minor parties will poll enough votes to obtain, or keep, recognized party status.

Alabama: although no minor party candidate has any candidates on the ballot for statewide office, parties can also obtain recognized party status, for county office only, if they poll 20% of the vote for a countywide county office.… Read more ...

Michigan Natural Law Party chooses Rocky Anderson for President

As Richard Winger reports at Ballot Access News, the Michigan Natural Law Party, one of the remnants of the now defunct national Natural Law Party, has nominated Justice Party nominee, former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson for president, giving him ballot access in the swing state of Michigan.… Read more ...

Dennis Mikolay: ‘When politics comes naturally’

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Dennis Mikolay:


By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay

Whenever the public becomes discontent with government policy, the masses
start to recognize the ineffectiveness of the two-party duopoly.… Read more ...

Presidential Race 2012: Third party stats concerning ballot status

from Ballot Access News
Minor Party Presidential Ballot Status, Compared to Four Years Ago at this Point

November 5th, 2010

The Libertarian Party now has an automatic spot on the 2012 presidential ballot in 26 states.  If it meets the vote tests in New York and/or Utah, that will go up to either 27 or 28. … Read more ...

Socialists Brian Moore and Stewart Alexander send their thanks

Ed, Art, Socialist Party Members, Family and Friends:

No, it is Stewart and I who wish to thank all of the SP members, friends, family and volunteers who worked so hard, and gave of themselves so generously in our 2008 campaign.

A special thanks goes out to Matt Erard, our National Ballot Access Coordinator, for his diligent, effective and smart efforts in helping us qualify on eight state ballots and 22 others as official “Write-In”
candidates.… Read more ...

Natural Law Party nominates Moore in Miss., Nader in Mich.

Ballot Access News is reporting that the Natural Law Party of Mississippi has given their ballot line to Socialist Party USA candidate Brian Moore.

The Natural Law Party of Mississippi is one of only two remaining state affiliates of the once formidable, by third-party standards anyhow, Natural Law Party. The other affiliate is in Michigan, where ballot-access laws allow a party to continue fielding candidates so long as a statewide candidate receives at least 1% of the total for the most recent winning candidate for Secretary of State (in practice, about 0.5%).… Read more ...

Natural Law Party puts Ralph Nader on Michigan ballot

Close on the heels of his victory in California, where the Peace and Freedom Party just put Nader on the ballot, the Natural Law Party of Michigan just did the same. Ballot Access News reports:

On July 30, 2008, the Michigan Natural Law Party nominated Ralph Nader for president, and submitted the needed paperwork.

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