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Green Party Ticket Stein and Baraka Make National Debut in CNN Town Hall

On Wednesday night, Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and her running-mate, Ajamu Baraka, made their first co-appearance before a national audience during a town hall event hosted by CNN’s Chris Cuomo. The event followed two similar town hall sessions, also … Continue reading

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Seeking Exposure, Third Party Candidates Begin Appearing in Presidential Polls

A recent poll shows that presumptive nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have record-high unfavorability ratings: 55 percent and 70 percent, respectively. Yet despite their unpopularity, the general electorate may not be exposed to third party candidates as an alternative. This is … Continue reading

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Are Third Party and Independent Candidates Really ‘Spoilers’?

With many voters disappointed with their choices for president in the presumptive nominees of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, many are considering alternative candidates. Thus far, the greatest beneficiary of this disappointment has been Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, who is … Continue reading

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An Independent’s Case Against Open Primaries

There is little doubt that the major national parties have, on the whole, behaved atrociously this election season. On the Republican side, there have been loyalty pledges, insubstantial RNC-arranged debates, and conversations about rule changes designed to thwart specific candidates. But the Democratic … Continue reading

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Following Recent Court Rulings, Proposed Bill Would Further Improve Ballot Access in Pennsylvania

As reported by Richard Winger on Ballot Access News, the Senate State Government Committee will hold a hearing on September 22 regarding SB 495, the Voter’s Choice Act, which aims to enhance ballot access in Pennsylvania for minor party candidates. … Continue reading

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