Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

Libertarian and Green Lawsuit Against CPD to Be Filed Tuesday, Washington Post Provides Details

According to a release from Our America Initiative, the much promoted lawsuit against the Commission on Presidential Debates will be filed Tuesday.


What: On Tuesday, September 29, a lawsuit will be filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia charging that the exclusion of qualified candidates from the general election presidential debates by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) violates federal anti-trust laws.

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Modern Whig Party Says it Will Try to Qualify in Michigan

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On September 21, the Modern Whig Party informed Michigan’s Secretary of State that it is about to start collecting signatures on a petition to be on the 2016 ballot. Michigan lets petitioning groups set their own petitioning period, but the job must be done in six months.… Read more ...

Former Oregon State Rep. Jim Thompson Eyes Comeback as Independent Party Candidate

From Jeff Mapes at Oregon Live:

Former state Rep. Jim Thompson, who lost his seat in the Republican primary last year, said Friday he wants to run again for the legislature under the banner of the Independent Party of Oregon.

Thompson, a Dallas resident who served three terms before he was defeated by Mike Nearman, switched to the Independent Party before a key deadline on Thursday.… Read more ...

Reform Party of New York Has Over 2,000 People on Ballot

From the Reform Party website:

The Reform Party wishes to clear up recent errors by media outlets. The ballot qualifying Reform Party of New York is associated with the Reform Party National Committee. This affiliation was due to the merger of the Stop Common Core Party and the Reform Party of New York.… Read more ...

Chris Keniston: My Response to the “Wasted Vote” Argument

From Chris Keniston at his campaign website:

I received another great question from a supporter that I want to answer here publicly.

“I have several friends who love your party and your stance on the issues, but have said that they can’t waste their vote voting for someone who has no chance of being elected.… Read more ...

New York Times “Room for Debate” features perspectives on third-parties and the two-party system

The New York Times “Room for Debate” blog is currently featuring a series of differing perspectives on third-parties and the two-party system entitled “The Power of Third-Party Campaigns”. Some of the participants praise third-party efforts and call for a multi-party system, others defend the duopoly as desirable and deride third-parties as spoilers.… Read more ...

Minnesota Independence Party Gets Attention for Having Deez Nuts Appear at Party’s Booth at Minnesota State Fair

deeznutsipFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On Saturday, September 5, Deez Nuts (alias Brady Olson) appeared at the Minnesota Independence Party’s booth at the Minnesota state fair. That was good for some publicity for the party. Even the Washington Post took note, as this column attests.

From the article cited, written by Aaron Blake:

Third parties have been known to ally with celebrities or even quasi-celebrities like young Mr.… Read more ...

McAfee to seek presidency under Cyber Party banner

mcafeeJohn McAfee, founder of computer antivirus software company McAfee Associates and computer security device firm Future Tense Central, has announced he will seek the presidency in 2016 as the candidate of the Cyber Party. His website went live Tuesday evening.

According to CNN, McAfee said he “decided to run after being encouraged by ‘almost everyone’ he knows and meets.” He said, “I have a huge underground following on the web.… Read more ...

Transhumanist Party Affiliate Registered in Nevada

Logo by Wendy Stolyarov

From the Rational Argumentator blog:

The Nevada Transhumanist Party was officially registered with the Nevada Secretary of State on August 31, 2015. You can filed the official filed copy of the Constitution and Bylaws here.

You can send all inquiries regarding the Nevada Transhumanist Party, membership possibilities, and activities to Mr.… Read more ...

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 ...