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Independent Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin Looks To Election Day

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.07.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Ralph Nader Supporters Warn Third-Party Voters: Don't Make The Same Mistake!

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.08.2016 | Politics

Chris Savage had had enough of Bill Clinton and his shenanigans by the time the 2000 election rolled around, and he wasn’t thrilled about putting hi...

Third-Party Candidates Are Getting A Boost In Name Recognition

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics

Speaking last week to CNN, Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson tried to spin his low name-recognition off as an advantage. “Seventy percent of Am...

The Privilege of Hillary Clinton Voters

Ben Spielberg | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Ben Spielberg

The thing is, the argument that the Democrats are the only actual alternative voters have to Trump -- that the status quo cannot be radically improved and that incremental change is all that is possible -- is one that many people cannot afford.

TV Networks Should Let Johnson And Stein Debate

Jeff Cohen | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

In the coming weeks, we need to generate a debate about the debates -- who controls them and which candidates are included.

The Green Party Takes Itself Very Seriously, But No One Else Should

The Huffington Post | Eliot Nelson | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics

HOUSTON ― Three Green Party activists walked into a McDonald’s. It sounds like the start of a bad joke ― and in a way, it was ― but three Gre...

2016 Could Be The Year Of The Third Parties

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics

Third parties could see unusually high support in 2016. Hillary Clinton’s post-convention numbers look promising for Democrats. And America’s vot...

How Third Party Voters And Non-Voters Could Shape The Election

The Huffington Post | Samantha Neal | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may have enjoyed favorability bumps in the aftermath of their respective conventions, but the pair still has the high...

HUFFPOLLSTER: Third Party Candidates Face Substantial Challenges In The General Election

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

Nearly two thirds of voters don’t know anything about Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson, which makes polling on him difficult. Cal...

Voters Have No Idea Who Gary Johnson Is

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics

In a presidential race between two historically disliked major party candidates, there's a certain cachet to being merely the other guy. The leading c...

Are Voters Pining For A Third-Party Candidate? It's Complicated.

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics

A small but significant minority of voters would be interested in a more ideologically pure alternative to the two likely presidential nominees, a new...

Jim VandeHei Has Some Terrible Ideas About A Third-Party Candidate

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics

Every four years, someone comes along to write a terrible piece advocating for a third party, usually basing their argument on their own idiosyncratic...

A Major Third-Party Run in the Fall? Anything Is Possible This Year

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Adelman

Public attention has been shifting from the primaries and caucuses to a possible Republican convention battle that could produce a destructive internecine intra-war. But it may also produce third and even fourth party candidates for president in the fall.

Ted Cruz And Donald Trump Supporters Probably Won't Defect To A Third-Party Candidate

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics

More than a quarter of Donald Trump's supporters would rather vote for a third-party candidate in November's general election than cast a vote for Sen...

The 2016 Populist Uprising in Perspective: Part 3 - The History of Populism in the United States

Frank Islam | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Frank Islam

No matter the final results of the presidential elections in November, 2016 will be forever known as the year of the uprising of the populists in both political parties.

The Electoral Purge: The Gravitational Pull That Pries Disaffected Voters Away From Electoral Alternatives and Back to the Two Major Political Parties

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It is sheer electoral brilliance that the two major parties, even at their low popularity watermarks, can manipulate the political system and convince the voters that they should not vote for anyone not associated with the two major political parties.

Want More Millennials in Office? Then It's Time to Ditch the Two-Party System

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Stephen Robert Morse

Yes, there are certainly some smart people who accept their party's faults and work within them to make changes... and then there are the slimeballs who we see on TV every day. It seems like most millennials would prefer to run the other way from the rats.

Ralph Nader Issues Prediction On 2016 Campaign

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader discussed the possibility of billionaire candidates running for president during a Monday appearance on CSP...

Campaigning on the Cheap: An Independent Path Forward

Abel Collins | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Abel Collins

Some think we should let the Democrats and Republicans continue their ruinous policies of selling out the American people to Big Business. I can't in good conscience let that happen, so let me explain why 2014 will be the year we see at least one Independent in the House.

The Fringe Candidate Who Could Cost Mitt Romney the Presidency

Eli Lehrer | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

The Constitution Party platform is, well, how to put it... absolutely mad. Unfortunately, this may not be stop their candidate from impacting the election.

Two-Party Distorted Economic Dialogue & The Need for Open Presidential Debates

Michele Swenson | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Michele Swenson

The central unspoken issue in 2012 remains the continued 30-year wealth shift upward, exacerbated by Washington's false deficit narrative and calls for austerity that actually expand wealth inequity.

Roseanne Barr Calls Nancy Pelosi A Criminal

Posted 06.19.2012 | Comedy

Back in February, comedian and activist Roseanne Barr officially announced that she was seeking the Green Party nomination for president, and since th...

Ain't Easy Being Green

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 05.29.2012 | Media
Stephen Robert Morse

When I created Ain't Easy Being Green, few Americans were talking about the pitfalls of America's two-party system. However, the time is now right for Americans to have more choices and be exposed to alternative views.

The Delusion of a Radical Center

Robert Kuttner | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A well-funded, faux-reformist group known as Americans Elect is promoting a third party presidential candidacy and anticipates qualifying its candidate to be on the ballot in nearly all states.

Jason Linkins

Have You Heard About The Whig Party?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Taegan Goddard posted an item yesterday titled "Whig Party Revived", detailing how Steven Gerritzen, "a 39-year-old 'electronics assembler,'" was brin...