As Ballot Access Newsreports, 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
As Ballot Access Newsreports, 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
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
The campaign for Dr. Don Grundmann (website) of the Constitution Party released a radio commercial informing voters about his 2020 candidacy for California’s 15th Congressional District in the March 3 open primary. 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
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:
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