Category Archives: Independents

Jill Pyeatt Buys IPR; Vows to Make Site 100 % Politically Correct

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In a move certain to increase the appeal of Independent Political Report, long-time IPR writer and commenter Jill Pyeatt has worked out a deal with current owner Warren Redlich to sell the political blog to her. “I’m excited about this opportunity”, she said. “I’ve cashed in my retirement savings to do this, as I’m certain my strategy will make this a strong and hugely popular destination for, well, everyone!… Read more ...

New York Times Article: Live Free or Trump

7725de4353bcbd4583c633c324eaf8f2_f262From Emma Roller at The New York Times:

Gary Johnson is the former Republican governor of New Mexico. During his two terms in office, he slashed the state budget while pushing for tax cuts, school vouchers and the legalization of marijuana. In 2003, after he left office, and shortly after breaking his leg, he climbed Mount Everest — the stuff of campaign ad makers’ dreams.… Read more ...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Restrictive Georgia Presidential Ballot Access Requirement

From Peter Orvetti at Green Party Watch:

U.S. District Court Judge Richard W. Story ruled Thursday that Georgia’s requirement that political organizations seeking to put a presidential candidate’s name on a statewide ballot have to get signatures from one percent of registered voters is unconstitutional.

The Green Party of Georgia and the Constitution Party of Georgia has filed suit against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp over the requirement, which in 2012 required 50,334 signatures for presidential ballot access.… Read more ...

Exit polls: 37% of today’s GOP primary voters would seriously consider third party in Trump vs. Clinton race


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See additional coverage here at Washington Post:

On Tuesday morning, Politico reported that a group of prominent conservatives was trying to develop a strategy to run a third-party candidate against Trump, should he win the nomination. The plan is in the “embryonic” stage, according to Politico’s Shane Goldmacher, but perhaps there is at least an option to give those Republicans looking for a third party something to look at.

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Politico:”Michael Bloomberg won’t mount a presidential bid”

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Monday that he will not mount a presidential run this year, saying he doesn’t want to pave the way for Donald Trump or Ted Cruz to win the White House.

Bloomberg’s decision to back away from an independent bid is a relief for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, who could have seen support bleed over to Bloomberg in a three-way race.Read more ...

Trump, now claiming ignorance, once cited David Duke for why he left Reform Party in 2000

The third-party pasts of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have been brought up intermittently as they seek this year’s major-party nominations. In Sander’s case, it was the radicalism of his 1970s Liberty Union platform that included abolition of the CIA and total rejection of all gun control laws, and his independent campaigns in the 1980s against Democratic nominees.… Read more ...

Politico:”Donors ask GOP consulting firm to research independent presidential bid”

Conservative donors have engaged a major GOP consulting firm in Florida to research the feasibility of mounting a late, independent run for president amid growing fears that Donald Trump could win the Republican nomination.

A memo prepared for the group zeroes in on ballot access as a looming obstacle for any independent candidate, along with actually identifying a viable, widely known contender and coalescing financial support for that person.Read more ...

Constitution Party Candidate: Hitler Was Jewish and There Was a “Nazi-Zionist” Connection

Jim Condit Jr.

From Krzysztof Lesiak at American Third Party Report:

Jim Condit Jr. was the Constitution Party’s candidate for the 8th congressional district in 2014. In that race, he received 10,257 votes, or 5.45% of the total. Condit Jr. is running again as the Constitution Party candidate in 2016.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Democrat and Republican Parties have become a single “Corporatist Party”

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In an interview with Paul Jay of REAL NEWS NETWORK published 22 FEB 2016, Ralph Nader, the Green Party Presidential Candidate in 1996 and 2000, and an Independent Presidential Candidate in 2004 and 2008 says that both the Republican and Democratic Parties are now, in effect, a single Corporatist Party.  The portion of the full video available at transcribed below begins at 2:05.… Read more ...

IPR Seeks Contributors from Minor Parties

The content here at Independent Political Report is posted and provided by volunteers. We hear at times frustration that the Libertarian Party is over-represented but that reflects the make-up of our volunteers. Are you a supporter of or interested in other minor/third parties? Please comment or reach out to one of our contributors and indicate your interest as we would love to have more diverse content.… Read more ...

Kyle Kopitke (Independent): Using Social Media as an Independent Presidential Candidate in 2016

Kyle-Kopitke-300x300Kyle Kopitke is running for president as an independent. His campaign website is and he blogs at President Kopitke 2016.

One of the greatest challenges an Independent candidate for President of The United States of America faces, is in sharing his message and vision. The 1% New World Order Controlled “Mainstream News Media” bans and blocks coverage when we say words like “New World Order” or other such facts of life that challenge the perpetual power and profits of the 1%, and the Globalists that seek to overthrow our Beloved and Inspired Constitution.… Read more ...

Sanders: Two-party system holds back competition; defends third-party ballot access

twopartsandAs reported by The HIll:

“I chose to run proudly in the Democratic primary and caucus and look forward to winning that process. But clearly, as a nation, I think we flourish when there are different ideas out there,” Sanders said during MSNBC’s Democratic presidential candidate forum in Nevada on Thursday.

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