Independent candidate sued the U.S. Virgin Islands elections department to require his name be put on the ballot
Third Party archive on Democracy Chronicles
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The Nebraska petition requirement for non-presidential independent candidates is now unconstitutional
The ballot-qualified Reform Party of New York held its state convention on Sunday, May 20.
In a partisan political environment, independent or unaffiliated voters now represent the largest voting bloc
The latest independent bid for U.S. Senate in the state of Indiana could set a major precedent
Survey finds overwhelming support for making it more possible for a third candidate to participate in the presidential debates
America’s newest celebrity politician Cynthia Nixon has gotten a big boost from the Working Families Party
The win demonstrates the potential benefits of nonpartisan elections for independents and third party candidates
In ranked choice voting systems, if a candidate gets a majority of the votes, 50%, plus 1, they win. This has the bonus of legitimizing the victory of the candidate, and helps them move forward to govern and lead.
The Working Families Party organized on Sunday, March 4, in Brooklyn to visit a preplanned speech by New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to hand her a petition in support of the desperate nation of Yemen.