Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

The Oklahoman Endorses Ballot Access Bill that Passed State House


From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Oklahoman, largest newspaper in Oklahoma, has this rousing editorial in support of the ballot access bill that has already passed the State House. Thanks to Richard Prawdzienski for the link.

From the endorsement:

The House of Representatives this week approved a bill by Speaker Jeff Hickman, R-Fairview, that would greatly reduce the amount of signatures needed for a third party to get on the ballot.… Read more ...

North Dakota Ballot Access Bill Loses on House Floor by Vote of 37-55

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On February 19, the North Dakota House defeated HB 1260 by a vote of 37-55. It would have eliminated the minimum vote test for a candidate to be considered nominated in a party primary. North Dakota is the only state that says it isn’t enough for a candidate in a partisan primary to poll the most votes; the candidate, even if unopposed, must also poll a certain minimum number of votes.… Read more ...

Oklahoma Libertarian Party Files Intent to Qualify for 2016

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On March 6, the Oklahoma Libertarian Party filed the notice of intent to try to qualify for the 2016 ballot. Oklahoma election law requires newly-qualifying parties to notify the state when they start. The petition is due March 1, 2016. Oklahoma requires groups to finish the petition within one year, but the group sets its own one-year petitioning period.… Read more ...

Four Parties Enter Candidates in Mississippi’s 2015 Statewide Races

Shawn O’Hara

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Mississippi holds all its regularly-scheduled elections for state office in November of the odd year before presidential election years.

According to this story, the Reform Party and the Libertarian Party have a few candidates, along with many Democratic and Republican candidates, of course.… Read more ...

Dan Halloran sentenced to ten years in federal prison for bribery

Halloran during his 2012 campaign for Congress

Dan Halloran, former New York City Councilman who was elected as the fusion nominee of the Republican, Independence, Conservative, and Libertarian parties in 2009, has been sentenced to ten years in prison on federal corruption charges.

Mr. Halloran was found guilty last year in connection with his role in arranging the bribery of city Republican leaders to allow former State Senator Malcolm Smith, a Queens Democrat, to run as a Republican candidate for mayor in 2013.… Read more ...

Modern Whig Party: National Security Before Politics

From the MWP website:

With the deadline looming to continue funding the Department of Homeland Security without interruption, millions of American citizens are growing increasingly concerned about the safety of our nation. In the face of continuous terrorist threats, the prospect of the government department most directly tasked with preventing their execution being de-funded over a policy unrelated its central mission is unthinkable to the vast majority.… Read more ...

Pirate Party: Kim Dotcom to Sell Out Digital Rights in the US

Image CC-BY-SA Pirate Times

Posted at in December 2014.

The announcement of launching a US arm to ‘the Internet Party’ (by Mega founder Kim Dotcom) seems, on its face, quite good news. A rich, media-savvy person who understands technology getting into the US political scene to stir things up and fight for digital rights, and freedoms; sounds great, right?… Read more ...

Op-Ed Discusses Independent Party of Oregon’s Impact on 2016 Election

independent-oregonFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

This op-ed in The Oregonian discusses the Independent Party’s impact on the Oregon elections of 2016. The author, Tim Nesbitt, speculates that because the Independent Party will probably have a government-administered primary, and because the Oregon Independent Party will let independent voters vote in its primary, that may put pressure on the two major parties to also let independent voters vote in their primaries.… Read more ...

Massachusetts Pirate Steve Revilak Runs for Arlington Town Meeting

Steve Revilak presenting GnuPG at Northeastern University Cryptoparty

From the Massachusetts Pirate Party website:

Steve Revilak, long time activist as well as our quartermaster and champion FOIA submitter, will be running for Arlington town meeting on March 28th. He handed in his signatures at the beginning of February with plenty of time for the February 7th deadline.… Read more ...

Reform Party of North Carolina Releases Statement on Coal Ash Spill

reformFrom the Reform Party website:

The North Carolina state government has failed in its handling of the Duke Energy coal ash spill. This failure was caused by cronyism and Duke Energy’s ties to the McCrory administration. Due to his relationship with Duke Energy, McCrory’s judgment was impaired, and his ability to lead jeopardized.… Read more ...

US Pirate Party applauds FCC rules on Net Neutrality and Community Broadband


The United States Pirate Party is overjoyed that both Net Neutrality and Community Broadband measures passed the FCC today.

The Net Neutrality proposal comes from almost 8 years of wrangling with the FCC, starting from research in 2007 that showed Comcast to be interfering with people attempting to use the BitTorrent protocol, regardless of content.… Read more ...

Fundraiser for New Reform Party Website Successful

reformFrom Nicholas Hensley at the Reform Party website:

The Reform Party’s recent efforts to raise money for a new website were successful. The party raised twice as much as it needed for the new website. The expenditures were approved on Monday Night’s executive meeting, and development of the new website will begin immediately.… Read more ...