Category Archives: Right-wing minor parties

Prohibition Party Nominates National Ticket

Jim Hedges

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On July 31, the Prohibition Party nominated Jim Hedges for President and Bill Bayes for Vice-President. The nomination was made with a two-hour conference call. Hedges lives in Big Tannery Cove, Pennsylvania; Bayes in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Hedges has been the party’s newsletter editor and publisher for many years.… Read more ...

Kentucky Likely to Have Three Candidates on November 2015 Ballot for Governor

Drew Curtis

Drew Curtis

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

This news story says Drew Curtis, an independent running for Governor of Kentucky in the November 3, 2015 election, already has 6,000 signatures. The deadline is August 11. He needs 5,000 and says he expects to have at least 8,500 by the deadline.… Read more ...

Kelly Gneiting: The Evil of Two Lessers

From Kelly Gneiting at the Independent American Party website:

I’ve heard it a thousand times, “We’re forced to vote for the lesser of two evils.” Two flaws in this reasoning are committed in the first two words of this sentence. “We” should be replaced with “I,” and “forced” is a strong word; are you really being forced to vote for somebody…?… Read more ...

American Freedom Party: Donald Trump Discovers “Americanic” Vote

Donald Trump

From the American Freedom Party website:

Donald Trump discovers what the American Freedom Party has stated for years! That there is an issue with immigration in this country.

Earlier this week The American Freedom Party congratulated Donald Trump on discovering a new voting bloc, the “Americanics.”

Other candidates have avoided any criticism of Mexican policy or America’s open borders to the south for fear of “The Hispanic Vote.”

Fear of “The Hispanic Vote” is based on the assumption that American voters who have Spanish surnames resent any criticism of Mexican policy and that voters with Spanish names place the well-being of immigrants from Mexico above any effect they may have on American citizens.… Read more ...

Kenn Gividen Steps Down as American Freedom Party Presidential Nominee, Bob Whitaker to Take His Place at the Top of the Ticket

Bob Whitaker

Bob Whitaker

From the American Freedom Party website:

Bob Whitaker has become the 2016 Presidential candidate after Kenn Gividen, the American Freedom Party’s candidate for President, has decided to step down from his candidacy. He will return to devoting what time he has for politics to his popular internet blog,”The Daily Kenn.”

Bob Whitaker, formerly the Party’s vice presidential candidate, has agreed to take Mr.… Read more ...

CPD wall starting to crack?

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Ballot Access News reports:

On July 16, the Federal Election Commission voted 4-2 to reject the request for a new rule concerning general election presidential debates. The two commissioners who voted in favor of considering a better rule are Ann Ravel and Ellen Weintraub, both Democrats. It is believed this is the first time any FEC Commissioner has voted to do something about the problem that the Commission on Presidential Debates excludes candidates who are not Republican or Democratic nominees.

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Peter Gemma Interviews J.R. Myers

J.R. Myers

From the Constitution Party website:

J.R. Myers is the Alaska Constitution Party (ACP) founder and now three term state chairman, and was our party’s nominee for Alaska Governor last year. He and his running mate, Maria Rensel, gained 2.5 percent of the vote in the first ACP statewide race in Alaska.… Read more ...

Sad News: Leroy Pletten

Leroy Pletten

2004 and 2008 Prohibition Party vice presidential candidate Leroy John Pletten passed away on April 23, 2015. He was 68.

The National Prohibitionist reports that Pletten was born on November 29, 1946 to parents Einard and Velora Pletten in Tyler, MN. Pletten worked as a Personnel Management Specialist in the Army before retiring and becoming active in the Prohibition Party as the state chairman of the party’s Michigan affiliate, as well as treasurer of the national party.… Read more ...

AP Article Suggests Donald Trump May Run for President with a Third Party

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

This Associated Press article suggests businessman and former ‘Apprentice’ host Donald Trump may seek the presidency with an alternative party, rather than seek the nomination of a crowded GOP. An excerpt:

Donald Trump is currently running for president as a Republican. But while courting evangelical voters at the Family Values Summit in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, he again refused to rule out a third-party run if he doesn’t win the nomination.

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Proportional Representation Initiative Announced by American Freedom Party in Oregon

From the American Freedom Party website:

The American Freedom Party’s Board of Directors commissioned activists in Oregon to campaign for Proportion Representation (“PR”), also known as “ranked choice voting”, by getting it on the ballot this November through the initiative process. AFP will then have candidates run for office under a more accountable, expanded St.… Read more ...

Five lesser-known presidential candidates profiled

helluvaPhilip DeVoe writes at The Daily Caller about five of “the unknown 2016 presidential candidates” — Gregory A. Foster, James Hedges, Elijah Manley, Robert “R3dn3ck” Macleod Jr., and W. Knox Richardson.

Foster describes himself on his website as “an independent conservative presidential candidate” and says he is seeking a running mate.… Read more ...

American Party of America’s Ball seeks presidential ballot access in Nevada

3b487b1The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports on the presidential candidacy of Dennis Andrew Ball, who was in Nevada last week “attempting to qualify the American Party of America as an official party for state balloting.”

Ball, “who ran as a write-in candidate for president in 2012, said the new party is necessary to address issues that are damaging the traditional structure of the heterosexual nuclear family.”… Read more ...