Category Archives: Right-wing minor parties

Tentative Minutes of 2015 COFOE Board Meeting Available Online

Ballot Access News:

The Coalition for Free & Open Elections (COFOE) is a very loose coalition of most of the nation’s active nationally-organized minor parties, along with other organizations that care about their election law problems. It was founded in 1985 in New York city. The Board meets in person once per year.

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American Freedom Party: #WhiteGenocide Project A Success

From the American Freedom Party website:

On March 21st, countless people from around the world got out into the streets with their banners, flyers, stickers, posters, and megaphones alerting the general public to White Genocide – the deliberate destruction of our identity.

For several decades, White people across many majority White countries have been subject to genocidal conditions by a loose collection of small but powerful groups which have a monopoly over the media and politics.… Read more ...

Kenn Gividen & Bob Whitaker to Run for President & Vice President for the American Freedom Party

Kenn Gividen

Kenn Gividen, who in 2004 was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for governor of Indiana (31,664 votes, 1.29%), has filed with the FEC to run for president with the American Freedom Party. Gividen serves on the AFP’s board of directors. From the AFP website:

Kenn Gividen is the editor of, on online news presence with a focus on conservative, libertarian, and paleo-conservative perspectives.

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Kelly Gneiting: The Slippery Slope of Solutions – 3 Answers from the IAP

independent-americanFrom Kelly Gneiting at the Independent American Party website:

In a recent Tea Party newsletter that surfaced in my email, a list of 4 solutions were presented. The first was “work with Tea Party-friendly members of Congress,” second, “launch a major public relations offensive” drawing attention to government overspending; third, “show America that there is a solution” to this overspending; and fourth, “re-double our efforts to grow our grassroots efforts… The Tea Party movement is probably America’s last best hope.”

As Chairman of the Independent American Party, I’ve heard the theories of countless people as to their version of “the answers for America.” Most of the time, they preface each solution with something like, “Congress are a bunch of idiots” or “our representatives aren’t thinking clearly.” At this point I tune out.… Read more ...

American Freedom Party: Birthright Citizenship, the New Immigration Scam

From the American Freedom Party website:

As reported by Liz Peek in Fiscal Times immigration policy – and in particular what to do about the 11 million people in the U.S. illegally – is the new litmus test for the GOP. The arguments over “amnesty” and border security are stale, but the passions are not.… 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 ...

Kelly Gneiting: Prophets and Patriots – Guardians of Families

From Kelly Gneiting at the Independent American Party website:

Nobility…, honor…, loyalty. These are words that describe what dignified and godly men yearn and strive for. They are not just words, but life-long continual searches of the heart, hands, and mind. It’s a useless phrase to say to the devout, “honor is obedience to God” for that person already knows this.… Read more ...

Kelly Gneiting: Philosophy of the Independent American Party

From the Independent American Party website:

We in the Executive Committee of the Independent American Party are passionate people. We love the gift of life that God has given each of us. We love the life of not only ourselves, but of our families and fellowmen. We see our nation as an extension of our family; and indeed our nation is made up of all our families.… Read more ...

Wayne Allyn Root named chairman of RLC National Campaign Committee

Wayne Root

Press release via the Republican Liberty Caucus:

The National Board of the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) has voted to name Wayne Allyn Root as Chairman of its National Campaign Committee, as well as Chairman of the RLC Advisory Board. Root, now back to his lifelong Republican roots, was the Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee in 2008, as well as an elected Board member of the Libertarian National Committee, and Chairman of the Libertarian National Campaign Committee.

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Prohibition Party Contributes $3,678 to the PA Ballot Access Coalition

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On March 3, the Pennsylvania Prohibition Party made a donation of $3,678 to the Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition. The money is to be used to help the effort to pass SB 495, the bill to improve ballot access for minor parties and independent candidates.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party 2015 National Convention June 5-7 in Helen, GA

prohibitionThe Prohibition Party will hold its 2015 National Convention June 5-7 in Helen, GA at the Hampton Inn. See here.

The Prohibition Party, the third-longest continually active political party, behind only the Democratic & Republican Parties, will select their presidential candidate for 2016. The only candidate seeking the nomination known to this author is party chairman Greg Seltzer.… Read more ...