Adapted from IPR and Wikinews reports
On May 23 at the online Libertarian National Convention, the Libertarian Party nominated Clemson University psychologist Jo Jorgensen, the party’s 1996 vice presidential nominee, for president on the fourth ballot. The next day, the party nominated podcast host Jeremy “Spike” Cohen for vice president on the third ballot. Cohen, who went into the convention as the running mate of performance artist Vermin Supreme, was not the candidate Jorgensen initially backed for the vice presidential nomination. Cohen is co-owner of Muddied Waters Media, which features his podcast (((My Fellow Americans))). Continue Reading
Originally posted at IPR
As Ballot Access News reports, Don Blankenship, the leading candidate for the Constitution Party’s 2020 presidential nomination, obtained a procedural victory in his defamation, false light invasion of privacy, and civil conspiracy lawsuit, which now goes to trial. Blankenship is suing the National Republican Senatorial Committee, multiple media outlets, and individuals that incorrectly labeled him a “felon” during his unsuccessful 2018 run for the Republican Party’s U.S. Senate nomination in West Virginia. Blankenship was convicted of misdemeanor conspiracy in 2015 for which he served a one-year prison sentence. Continue Reading
Originally published at IPR
As Ballot Access News reports, the Constitution Party yesterday changed its National Convention from a meatspace affair to a cyberspace event. This comes as the coronavirus pandemic forces closures around the world, with local governments shuttering nonessential businesses and advising or ordering residents to remain home. Continue Reading
Originally published at The Saturnalian, re-purposed for IPR
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent from 2007 until last year, won the American Samoa Democratic Presidential Caucus on Super Tuesday. He received 175 votes or 49.9 percent of the total, entitling him to four of the territory’s six delegates to the Democratic National Convention. The remaining two delegates went to the second place finisher, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who earned 103 votes or 29.3 percent of the total. Continue Reading
I have received the names of the presidential candidates scheduled to participate in the 2020 Lesser-Known Presidential Candidates Forum this Tuesday at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. Participants include several candidates familiar to those of us who follow third party and independent politics, including former college football coach (and 2012 Constitution Party and Reform Party presidential candidate) Robby Wells, trans-humanist (and former 2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate) Zoltan Istvan, and others. Continue Reading
Originally published on IPR:
2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Adam Kokesh sent out the following e-mail to readers about his recent appearance on Chris Cantwell‘s “Radical Agenda”, which is embedded in the text below:
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In the video linked below, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, spiritual leader Marianne Williamson, who ran for Congress in 2014 as an Independent, tells Fox News’ Martha MacCallum that she will support whoever wins the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, even if it’s not herself. Williamson says she will not run as an Independent or for the nomination of a third party.
During the 2014 election, Williamson ran as a progressive Independent candidate for California’s 33rd congressional district. She received endorsements from former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura, former Congressman and Cleveland mayor Dennis Kucinich, former Congressman Alan Grayson, and performer Alanis Morissette. In the open primary, Williamson finished fourth with 13.2 percent of the vote. Continue Reading
Image: The Adam Kokesh American Referendum Project.
Recently I conducted an interview for Wikinews with 2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Adam Kokesh.
See an excerpt below: Continue Reading
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I wonder if potential 2020 Libertarian presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee still wants to switch to the metric system.
Personally, I prefer the customary system because I am more familiar with it. I presume most Americans feel the same way. Chafee would probably be best served to de-emphasize this issue since it was more a point of ridicule than benefit to his 2016 campaign.
Chafee, perhaps as a result of his father and time in the Senate, will always be more closely associated with the Republicans than any other party. He’s a northeastern liberal Republican in the mold of Bill Weld. Luckily for him, he’s more likable than Weld.