Tag Archives: Third Party

Third Parties Can’t Win, Part 1

“Third-parties have no chance of winning!” -Way too many voters in Arkansas

Admittedly, this indubitably frustrating refrain echoes on the lips of thousands of Arkansas voters every election. Any time a third-party candidate asks for a vote, with a dreadful certainty, this rejoinder is ripped quickly from its sheath and enthusiastically deployed in parrying any thoughts of winning an election that may have been dancing in the minds of third-party candidates.… Read more ...

Ron Paul refuses to endorse any candidate for president this year


Ron Paul will celebrate his 81st birthday on August 20th

Update 8/10/16: The previous title of this article took Dr. Ron Paul’s quote out of context, and caused confusion among some who viewed it thinking that Dr. Paul was speaking out against third parties, when nothing could be further from the truth.Read more ...

LP Monday Message: All-time interest in third party

From LP.org:

Posted on Oct 14, 2013

Dear Friend of Liberty,

In U.S., Perceived Need for Third Party Reaches New HighGallup released a poll last Thursday with the headline “In U.S., Perceived Need for Third Party Reaches New High.”

According to the report, “60% of Americans say the Democratic and Republicans parties do such a poor job of representing the American people that a third major party is needed.”… Read more ...

Reason: Johnson Files Complaints, No Plans as Libertarian


Gary Johnson Files Complaint With the FEC and FCC, Has No Plans to Run as a Libertarian

Lucy Steigerwald | November 15, 2011

Former Gov. Gary Johnson, the guy having the world’s most frustrating presidential campaign, is joining Congressman Ron Paul in rejecting calls to run on the Libertarian Party ticket.… Read more ...

Gallup: Americans Give Equally Low Ratings to Both Parties in Congress


Gallup tells us 58% of Democrats approve of Dems in Congress.  Republicans give them 8%.  Average that, and you get 32%.

Independents give an approval rating to the Dems of 24%  The same story for the Republicans.

Third Party, Independent and unaffiliated voters taken as a whole, disapprove of Congress more than voters who affilate with either of the two Stale Old Parties.… Read more ...

PSL: Defend birthright citizenship!

Party for Socialism and Liberation editorial:

On Jan. 5., anti-immigrant lawmakers from across the country held a press conference in Washington, D.C., announcing new legislation in 14 states aimed at undermining birthright citizenship.

The same racist Arizona lawmakers who authored SB 1070 are introducing a bill that would issue a different type of birth certificate to the children of undocumented immigrants.… Read more ...

Washington Post Columnist Calls for Centrist Third Party Movement

From Matt Miller at the Washington Post via Third Party and Independent Daily:

I’m a Clinton White House alum who had hoped President Obama could usher in the debate we need. It’s hardly all his fault that we’re not there, but I’m convinced the parties’ interest groups and “thought police” make real progress impossible without a new force that shakes things up.

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Wisconsin: Ron Hardy of Green Party Watch runs for Common Council

Posted as an announcement, “I Am Running For City Council “, at the Green Party Watch website, where Ron Hardy is a founding member and a contributor.

Ron Hardy writes:

Ron Hardy for Common Council

I am running for City Council in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this spring. I am running for local office because I feel that I can help develop a future focused course for the city that incorporates sustainable practices, local economies, increased energy efficiency, decreased energy consumption, and greater stewardship of the two large lakes that border the city to the East and West and the Fox River that connects them.

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California Special Congressional Election Returns

from Ballot Access News
California Special Congressional Election Returns

November 3rd, 2009

Preliminary election returns for the special U.S. House election in California’s 10th district are:
Democrat John Garamendi 55.54%; Republican Dave Harmer 39.77%; Green Jeremy Cloward 1.99%; Peace & Freedom Mary McIlroy 1.48%; American Independent Party Jerry Denham 1.23%.

When this district last voted, in November 2008, the results had been: Democratic 65.20%; Republican 31.10%; Peace & Freedom 3.70%.

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Ballot Access expert critiques Brennan Center

On August 27, U.S. District Court Judge Stefan Underhill held that Connecticut’s public funding law for candidates is so discriminatory in favor of the two major parties, and against all other parties and candidates, that it is unconstitutional in its entirety. (Story: here.) The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law distributed a press release against the decision, and in support of the lopsided public campaign funding law.… Read more ...

One response to ‘spoiler’ arguments

Posted at Gails Tails

This editorial…er…analysis was in the Iowa Independent:

Independent Filing Period Begins

By John Deeth 7/28/08 6:04 AM

The filing period for third party and independent candidates trying to qualify for the Nov. 4 ballot begins Monday, and at least two independent congressional candidates could make the cut.

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