Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

Jim Cook at Irregular Times investigates Americans Elect reemerging as Level the Playing Field

Jim Cook has been doing investigative reporting for the better part of a decade about Americans Elect and their previous incarnation as Unity ’08. In the last several days he has posted a trio of articles about the organization’s latest incarnation as Level the Playing Field:

Americans Elect returns as the Level the Playing Field Foundation (and Mystery Follows)

A tip of the pen to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, who broke the leading edge of this story:

Americans Elect is back.

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New York Conservative Party is Unhappy that Rob Astorino is Going Ahead with “Reform Party”

Rob Astorino

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

This article says that Rob Astorino, the Republican nominee for Governor of New York last year, is going ahead with plans to change the name of his puppet party, “Stop Common Core Party”, to “Reform Party.” The story also says the Conservative Party of New York asked him not do this, but to no effect.… Read more ...

California disqualifies Americans Elect; 1787 for America winds down toward oblivion

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Ballot Access News:

The California Secretary of State has determined that Americans Elect is no longer a qualified party in California. This is because it neither has enough registrations to qualify, nor did it poll 2% for any statewide race in the June 2014 primary. It did have a candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Alan Reynolds, on the June 2014 ballot, but he polled 1.34%.

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United Independent Party of Massachusetts Launches Voter Registration Drive

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Ballot Access News:

On February 2, the United Independent Party announced it is launching its voter registration drive. The party will retain its ballot-qualified status into the indefinite future if it persuades 1% of the registered voters to join. The party is fortunate that the Massachusetts voter registration form has been re-issued, listing both the United Independent Party and the Green-Rainbow Party as choices with their own checkbox, along with the Democratic and Republican Parties, of course.… Read more ...

Jeff Richards Appointed Chairman of Reform Party Communications Committee

Jeff Richards

From the Reform Party website:

The Reform Party Executive Committee met on Monday January 26th, and elected Jeffery Richards as chairman of the Reform Party Communications Committee. Jeff Richards is an experienced Reform Party member with an extensive background in political campaigning. He is also the chairman of the Reform Party of Nevada and served on the Reform Party’s Convention Committee in 2012.… Read more ...

Independent Party of Oregon Appears to have Qualified for its own Government Primary

independent-oregonFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Oregon January 2015 registration tally shows that the Independent Party has 109,349 registered members. Oregon law says a party with 5% of the statewide registration is entitled to its own government-administered primary. The calculation uses a denominator from the statewide total at the most recent gubernatorial election.… Read more ...

US Pirate Party: “#JeSuisCharlie: Standing on Our Feet”


Posted at uspirates.org on January 8:

The horrific shootings yesterday in Paris, France at the office of a satirical paper have shocked the world. To the people of France, our colleagues Parti Pirat du France, and the families and friends of those wounded and killed, the United States Pirate Party sends our deepest condolences.… Read more ...

Modern Whig Party Selects New National Chairman, Now Has Affiliates in 46 States

modern-whigVia email, from new MWP National Chair Michael Burger:

Greetings, Fellow Whigs!

I am writing to you today to bring you up to date on the many changes in our
party over the last several months. As many of you may know, Andrew Evans
stepped down from the chair late last year in order to fully concentrate on
his graduate studies, which are nearing completion.… Read more ...

Matthew Benedict: American Sniper and Legislation We Need To Support

From the Modern Whig Party website:

Modern Whig Party Deputy Director of Veterans and Active Duty Affairs Matthew Benedict shares his views on the effect of the Movie American Sniper and on pending legislation to support veterans. His post follows this introduction:

There has been a lot of debate about the movie American Sniper between commentators and the public which has brought attention to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.… Read more ...

US Pirate Party results from the 2014 election

Posted at uspirates.org. I can’t find any record of us posting it previously.


The Pirate Party made a strong showing with its three candidates in yesterdays elections, showing the party has a growing base in the US that welcomes the forward-looking message of the party.

The Massachusetts Pirate Party had two strong candidates with Noelani Kamelamela and  Joseph Guertin who polled better than most people expected.… Read more ...

Reform Party Raising Money for New Website

Nicholas Hensley

From the Reform Party website:

The Reform Party of the United States of America is raising money to fund a new website and the Communications Committee. The Communications Committee is tasked with the maintaining the Reform Party website, internal communications and external public relations. Reform Party Secretary Nicholas Hensley has agreed to match the first 100 dollars in donations, and has sent out numerous communications through varies means asking for members and supporters to donate.… Read more ...

Reform Party Selects New Officers

reformFrom newly-elected Reform Party Secretary Nicholas Hensley at the Reform Party website:

The Reform Party National Committee met on December 6th, 2014 to elect a Vice-Chair and Secretary for the Party.

Former Vice-Chair Rodney Martin chose not to seek reelection, and Reform Party Treasurer Bill C. Merrell was elected as his successor.… Read more ...