Category Archives: Constitution Party

Illinois Libertarians Likely to Survive Challenge to Statewide Petition; Constitution, Green Parties Likely to Fail


Posted July 17

For the last four days, the Illinois State Board of Elections has been adjudicating the challenge for the statewide Libertarian Party petition, and also the statewide Constitution Party petition. The state requires 25,000 signatures. Libertarians turned in more than 43,000, and with the process two-thirds done, 44% of the challenged 23,000 signatures have been ruled valid.

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New blog covering alternative parties and independents: American Third Party Report


Posted July 16 at

Starting today, we, the American Third Party Report (ATPR), are covering news and views relating to political parties in the United States that AREN’T the Democrats or the GOP. We seek to be an alternative to the Independent Political Report (IPR), to which I was a contributor from January 2013 until July 8, 2014.

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Constitution Party: Does the Media Get It?

Commentators for MSNBC noted this last week: “How do you explain why independent candidates are unlikely to play a major role this election season when Washington and the two main political parties are so unpopular? There’s a blunt answer: If you’re a serious candidate with a solid resume and you are even considering a third-party candidacy, the game is rigged against you.”

It is so helpful that the media is finally taking notice of our David vs.… Read more ...

Joan Barron: The Third-Party Struggle

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Excerpt from an article in the Casper Star-Tribune:

Don Wills of Laramie County, the chairman of the Country Party and a former chairman of he Libertarian Party, said in an e-mail that the Country Party is not a qualified minor party any more because of the “exclusionary election laws that the Legislature refuses to change.… Read more ...

Courthouse News Service: Hardship for Minor Parties in PA Struck Down

By Nick Divito:

Minor political parties can challenge Pennsylvania rules that require them to shoulder the costs when major parties challenge their ballot petitions, the 3rd Circuit ruled.

“It would be a sad irony indeed if the state that prides itself on being the cradle of American liberty had unlawfully restrictive ballot access laws,” the court’s 54-page opinion published Wednesday states.… Read more ...

Opposition News: Constitution Party Appealing to Parents Online

Just when you thought the Constitution Party might take a rest from their noticeably accelerated campaigning, the party launches another nationwide awareness campaign. This time, party leaders used popular social media sites like Facebook and Google to get their message out. And appealing to parents of school-age children, the ads went straight at the unpopular national education program Common Core.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: All Statewide Illinois General Election Petitions Challenged

All of the statewide Illinois petitions submitted for the general election this year have been challenged. The independent candidates for Governor and U.S. Senator will certainly be removed from the ballot, because none of them had as many signatures as the legal requirement, 25,000. The three statewide minor party petitions all have over 25,000, however, so the challenge process will be grueling.… Read more ...

Wyoming Constitution Party Sues over Discriminatory Campaign Finance Law

From Ballot Access News:

On June 23, the Wyoming Constitution Party nominee for Secretary of State, and a donor who wants to contribute to her campaign now, filed a federal lawsuit against Wyoming campaign finance laws. The state laws won’t permit anyone to give a campaign contribution to the nominee of a qualified minor party until after the August 19 primary.… Read more ...

Wisconsin Constitution Party chair condemns LGBT pride parade

Posted on the CP Wisconsin website on June 12th, 2014:

CPoW Condemns Pride Fest

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Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind:
it is an abomination.” Leviticus 18:22

By Riley J. Hood-CPoW State Chairman

            In 1988 the Milwaukee “LBGT Community held their first official “Pride-day at Mitchell Park.”  In 1989 Mayor John O.… Read more ...

Jackson Sun: Constitution Party Candidate Speaks to Tea Party Members

By Katherine Burgess

Mark Rawles, Constitution Party candidate for the Eighth District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, kicked off his Madison County campaign Thursday.

He did so by speaking to approximately 20 people at the monthly meeting of the Jackson-Madison County Tea Party at Casey Jones Village.

Rawles is a Jackson businessman and veteran of the Air Force.… Read more ...

Candidate Filing Closes in Maine and Minnesota

From Ballot Access News:

On June 2, filing closed in Maine for independent candidates and the nominees of unqualified parties. Here is a link to the list of those candidates, and a link to the list of primary candidates as well. Maine has three ballot-qualified parties, Democratic, Republican, and Green.… Read more ...