Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

Massachusetts Pirate Party Supports GMO Labeling Bill

From the Massachusetts Pirate Party website:

We here at MPP would like to invite you all to join us at a public hearing this coming September 22 before the House Agriculture Committee about Massachusetts’ GMO labeling bill, H. 3242. Support GMO labelling? Great! Come on out!

But if you are one of the people who is on the fence about GMO regulation, or if you are outright pro-GMO, this article is directed toward you.… Read more ...

City Pages Article on Deez Nuts Seeking the Independence Party of Minnesota’s Endorsement

Excerpt from “Could Deez Nuts hang at the Minnesota State Fair?” by Michael Rietmulder at City Pages:

[Mark] Meyer, who chairs the Independence Party of Minnesota, confirms that Mr. Nuts emailed his crew seeking an endorsement. At the time, they had no idea Nuts was only an armpit hair past puberty.… Read more ...

Oregon Newspaper Story Says 34 Registered Members of Independent Party Have Already Been Elected to Non-Partisan Office

Larry Morgan

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

This Portland Tribune story says 34 members of the Oregon Independent Party have been elected to non-partisan office, during the eight years the party has been in existence. The story focuses on Larry Morgan, a member of the party who is on the city council of Troutdale.… Read more ...

Eugene, Oregon Newspaper Endorses Independent Party’s Idea to Send All Three Primary Ballots to New Voters

independent-oregonFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Eugene, Oregon daily newspaper, the Register-Guard, here editorializes in favor of an idea first proposed by the Independent Party of Oregon. Currently the Democratic and Republican Parties of Oregon do not let independent voters vote in their primaries, but the Independent Party does.… Read more ...

Jimmy McMillan Endorses Deez Nuts for President, Will Run as a Republican

From Meg Wagner at New York Daily News:

Jimmy McMillan endorses Deez Nuts for President — and he’s going to launch his own bid as a Republican so the Iowa teen can have the Rent is Too Damn High Party’s nomination.

The brazen political activist told the Daily News that he fully supports Brady Olson, a 15-year-old from Wallingford, Iowa, who filed to run for President under the name “Deez Nuts”

“Deez Nuts has the power to inspire young people and turn this country around,” he said.… Read more ...

Ventura endorses Trump for GOP nomination, says he’d agree to be running mate

via The HIll:

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura suggested Tuesday that he’d be glad to be Donald Trump’s running mate.

“Do you think Donald would ever think of asking me?” Ventura said during an interview on his “Off the Grid” show with former Trump adviser Roger Stone .

Ventura said he’d support Trump for the GOP presidential nomination.… Read more ...

Clayton Hunt vs. Paul Frankel: Should Libertarians Secretly Root for Donald Trump?

Houston TX LP activist and voluntaryist Clayton Hunt at Libertarian Gaming:

I think Donald Trump is amazing.

I know what you’re thinking, “But he’s racist and hateful, ignorant and damn proud of it, can pretend to run a business, but doesn’t know anything about economics.”
You’d be right, but I think he’s amazing because of that, and one other thing…

He’s topping the polls of prospective GOP voters, with every incidence of him saying something stupid driving his numbers higher.

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Dick Meyer: We need a true three-party system

Dick Meyer, Scripps Washington Bureau (TNS):

Unfortunately, we assume the two-party system permanent and unalterable.

But the very phrase — “two-party system” — is a misnomer. Nothing in the Constitution sanctions a two-party system. The two-party duopoly is an accident of history, not the work of the framers.

My list of complaints is long: They have created a primary system so prolonged that elected officials are usually in campaign mode; they ceded the power to select and finance candidates and so have little power over their caucuses in Congress; they don’t recruit and promote the best and brightest; they have lost the trust and loyalty of voters.

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United Independent Party of Massachusetts Now Has 8,576 Registered Members

Ballot Access News:

The United Independent Party is a qualified party in Massachusetts. It will remain ballot-qualified after November 2016 even if it has no statewide nominees that year if it gets its registration up to 1% of the state total.

Two weeks ago, the Massachusetts Secretary of State informed the party that it now has 8,576 registered members.… Read more ...

Canada holds four party debate, UK seven, GOP ten candidates… CoPD still stuck on only two


As Ballot Access News reports,

This newspaper describes the Canadian four-party debate of August 6. The consensus seems to be that the leaders of all four parties did well. Also see this story.


The Republican presidential debate on the evening of August 6 had ten candidates. It lasted two hours.

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Ohio SOS threatens to not put Trump on the ballot if he runs independent

Ballot Access News:

Ohio has had a sore loser law since before 1958. It says, “3513.04: No person who seeks party nomination for an office or position at a primary election by declaration of candidacy shall be permitted to become a candidate at the following general election for any office by nominating petition, including a nomination petition filed under 3517.012.”

On August 7, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted told the press that this means Donald Trump cannot possibly get on the November 2016 ballot as a presidential candidate (unless he is the Republican nominee) because at the August 6 debate he “declared his candidacy” for the Republican nomination.

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