The Sixth Circuit ruled on March 29 that Michigan’s petition provision for statewide independent candidates is unconstitutional.
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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.
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.
States increasingly deciding they will not tally the write-in votes for declared write-in presidential candidates.
On September 8, the Arizona Supreme Court issued a short order saying Kanye West could not be on the ballot as an independent candidate for president.
The complaint says candidates who aren’t Democrats, Republicans or Libertarians face a much tougher time getting their names on the ballot.
As televised impeachment hearings approach, The Hill revisits five instances where past congressional hearings delivered major drama.