Congress has 535 members. However, instead of 535 voices, there are only two loud ones: the Republican and Democratic Parties.
Independent Politicians articles on Democracy Chronicles
Independent politicians are not connected to a political party. Washington was the only American president elected as an independent, being not formally affiliated with any party. Also see Third Party Central.
“Candidate intimidation” is seldom discussed. This is a good time, as New Jersey’s party primary nomination deadline around the corner.
SB 684, a Republican bill in Arkansas, vastly increases candidate filing fees for parties that nominate by primary in the state.
Only a small percentage of independents are truly independent About 3/4 of them still support one of the two big political parties.
The Sixth Circuit ruled on March 29 that Michigan’s petition provision for statewide independent candidates is unconstitutional.
The Socialist Party would not have achieved eligibility in 1900 if New York’s novel concept of “political party” had been in place then.
Former Philip Morris exec is behind a new centrist party, the Serve American Movement, bankrolling the party almost single-handedly.
Arizona Supreme Court is still to explain why it removed rapper Kanye West from the ballot as independent for president in 2020.
Feb. 22, U.S. Supreme Court revealed it won’t hear Kopitke v Bell, 20-897, the challenge to the NC independent presidential petition.
In order to get on the ballot, a candidate must meet a variety of complex, state-specific filing requirements and deadlines.