Category Archives: Constitution Party

IPR Regular Vernon Buys Independent Political Report

toilet troll

IPR’s prankster Vernon, fondly known as the Nazi troll, has made an offer to the site owner, Warren Redlich, that the latter cannot refuse. Effective April 1 of 2016, this site will belong to him. So, we have a year to report on the politics of Independents and alternate parties in the United States.… Read more ...

Elon Musk seeks Constitution Party nomination, names Dan Savage for VP

Elon Musk, the naturalized South African immigrant and founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, has announced that he will seek the 2016 nomination of the Constitution Party for President of the United States. Advise columnist and pundit Dan Savage was also announced as Musk’s intended running mate.

“I firmly believe that the Earth is 6,000 years old and immovably fixed, just like the Constitution says,” said the 43-year-old billionaire, from aboard his personal space station in low-earth orbit.… Read more ...

Libertarian and Green Parties Each Entitled to Presidential Primaries in 2016 in At Least Six States


From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Libertarian Party and the Green Party, at this point, are each entitled to presidential primaries in six jurisdictions for 2016. That number could conceivably increase if the parties complete various ballot access petitions between now and 2016 deadlines.

Libertarians have the right to their own presidential primaries in Arizona, California, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, and North Carolina.… Read more ...

Tentative Minutes of 2015 COFOE Board Meeting Available Online

Ballot Access News:

The Coalition for Free & Open Elections (COFOE) is a very loose coalition of most of the nation’s active nationally-organized minor parties, along with other organizations that care about their election law problems. It was founded in 1985 in New York city. The Board meets in person once per year.

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Updates on Election Law Cases in Illinois and Pennsylvania

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On the afternoon of March 23, U.S. District Court Judge Andrea Wood said her decision in Libertarian Party of Illinois v Illinois State Board of Elections will be issued “within the week.” The issue is the unique Illinois law that says newly-qualifying parties must run a full slate of candidates, whereas already qualified parties have no such obligation.… Read more ...

Barry Goldwater Jr. Addresses 2016 Speculation

Former Congressman Barry Goldwater Jr., son of 1964 Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater, informed me via Facebook that there is “no truth” to the speculation that he will seek the Constitution Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.

Goldwater, 76, represented the 27th and 20th Districts of California in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican from 1969 to 1983.  … Read more ...

Alabama Ballot Access Hearing Set for Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 11 AM


Ballot Access News:

The Alabama Senate Constitution, Ethics & Elections Committee will hear SB 221 on Wednesday, March 18, at 11 a.m. This is the bill to ease the number of signatures for newly-qualifying parties and independent candidates, and also to set a later petition deadline for new parties.

Members of the Constitution Party, and possibly members of the Libertarian Party and/or other parties, plan to be in attendance.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Ohio Court Challenge to Election Law Still Active

From the LPO website:

The legal challenge from the Libertarian Party of Ohio to the “John Kasich Re-election Protection Act” has not yet been decided, in spite of confusing news reports published Monday.

U.S. District Court Judge Michael Watson ruled against a motion in the case Monday that was brought by the Ohio ACLU, Green Party, and Constitution Party that challenged SB 193, but has not yet ruled on the LPO’s challenge, said Mark Brown, attorney for the LPO.… Read more ...

Dan Phillips: Run Jesse Run! (For President as a Libertarian)

Jesse for President

Run Jesse Run!

By Dan Phillips, MD.
March 16, 2015

Jesse Ventura has long been discussed as a possible candidate for the Libertarian Party (LP) presidential nomination. Now Ventura is addressing the issue himself . Ventura seems to want to use the Libertarian Party as a vehicle for ballot access without actually joining the party.… Read more ...

U.S. District Court Upholds Ohio Ballot Access Law


UPDATE: A correction of this story is posted in a separate article at IPR.

Ballot Access News:

On March 16, a U.S. District Court upheld Ohio’s ballot access law for newly-qualifying parties. The law was passed in 2013 and did not change the petition to get on the ballot, except that it improved the deadline, and added a distribution requirement.… Read more ...