Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

Three Parties Have Already Told Texas they Intend to Petition in 2016

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Texas has a unique law saying a party that is not now on the ballot, but which intends to try to get on the ballot, must notify the Secretary of State at the beginning of any election year. So far, three parties have notified the Texas Secretary of State that they intend to try: (1) the Christian Party; (2) the Modern Whig Party; (3) the Veterans Party.… Read more ...

Reform Party of Virginia Launches Draft Jim Webb 2016 Campaign

Jim Webb

Jim Webb

From the Reform Party of Virginia website:

In the early 1990’s the country was faced with a U.S. congress that was not acting, and a president that seemed detached from the economic hardships many Americans were experiencing.

Gridlock in government prevailed, our national debt and budget deficits seemed to be on an unsustainable path, and the idea of making government work for the people and not the special interests was foreign to all politicians.… Read more ...

Cyber Party Chooses Vice-Presidential Nominee

Ken Rutkowski

Ken Rutkowski

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

As reported earlier, John McAfee has formed the Cyber Party and is its presidential nominee. The vice-presidential nominee is Ken Rutkowski of California. Rutkowski is well-known because of his radio program, Business Rockstars. It has a greater audience than any other radio show concerned with business.… Read more ...

Modern Whig Party Statement on the Terrorist Attack in Paris

From the Modern Whig Party website (dated 11/14/2015):

Last night terrorists conducted a vicious, coordinated attack in the city of Paris, France. As of this writing the death toll stands at 129 people. Another 352 were wounded, 99 of them critically. So far, one American — 23-year-old exchange student Nohemi Gonzalez — has been reported among the dead.… Read more ...

Presidential Candidate Suggests Microchips for Syrian Refugees

Zoltan Istvan

From Eric Mack at CNET:

The question of allowing Syrian refugees in to the United States has created a political firestorm in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and one Presidential candidate proposes a novel, high-tech solution, but it’s also likely to make plenty of Americans uncomfortable.… Read more ...

Reform Party Seeking to Reorganize Affiliates in States with Easier Ballot Access Laws

From Nicholas Hensley at the Reform Party website:

The Reform Party of the United States is seeking to reorganize and strengthen affiliates in states where ballot access is easier to obtain. The states where the Reform Party is currently working to establish permanent steering committees are Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Hawaii, Vermont, and several others.… Read more ...

CSO Magazine Article on Cyber Party Presidential Nominee John McAfee’s Ideas

John McAfee

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

CSO Magzine is for individuals who hold the job of Chief Security Officer for organizations, and for all others interested in security for large organizations, including electronic security. It has this article about John McAfee’s ideas on how to protect the United States from electronic espionage and sabotage.… Read more ...

Massachusetts Pirate Party: Cybersecurity Information and Sharing Act (CISA) Passes

From the Massachusetts Pirate Party website:

The Cybersecurity Information and Sharing Act is new legislation introduced in the Senate as S. 2588 by Dianne Feinstein (D–CA) on July 10, 2014

1. Reintroduced in the Senate as S.754 by Richard Burr (R–NC) on March 17, 2015

2. Committee consideration by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

3.… Read more ...

North Dakota Libertarians Take Steps to Run a Full Slate of Statewide Candidates in 2016

lpeagleFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The North Dakota Libertarian Party held a state convention on November 7 and endorsed many candidates for statewide office. Technically those candidates aren’t the party nominees yet, but because the party has endorsed them, their names will go on the June primary ballot automatically.… Read more ...

Candidates Find Success on the Reform Party Line

From the Reform Party website:

The Reform Party of New York announced six outright victories on the Reform Party line. This victory came after the Reform Party of New York and Stop Common Core joined together to administer and protect the Reform Party ballot line.

Marisa Muratori and Dennis Dickinson won Lake George Supervisory positions.… Read more ...

Pirate Party: Lessig and the State of US Democracy

Larry Lessig

From Andrew Norton at the Pirate Party website:

What follows is a statement from the US Pirate Party’s leadership on the decision by Professor Lawrence Lessig to withdraw his candidacy.

The US Pirate Party expresses our disappointment with the decision by the Democratic National Committee to change the rules of their debate admittance to avoid having to face tough questions about the decrepit state of the ‘Democracy’ in the United States.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party Rejoins Board of Coalition for Free & Open Elections

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Coalition for Free & Open Elections (COFOE) has existed starting in 1985. It is a loose coalition of nationally-organized minor parties and other groups that support fair play for independent candidates and minor parties. Recently the Prohibition Party re-joined the COFOE board.… Read more ...