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Fake News on the March

We recently had an anomalous issue with a comment on our sister publication Independent Political Report.  Fortunately, all comments on IPR are moderated, so the comment was intercepted.  None of you saw it. Someone who has never commented before, using the email address of a very senior person at the No Labels group, surfaced and said that whenever we discussed…

An Alarming Poll

Pew Research asked Americans what they thought of government press censorship.  Their poll results have been published. “the share of U.S. adults who say the federal government should restrict false information has risen from 39% in 2018 to 55% in 2023.” The division is highly partisan.  According to the poll, only 39% of Republicans think that the  U.S. government should…

PRESS RELEASE: Brian Moore declares candidacy for Florida Green Party Co-Chair

Brian Moore, founder of Naturecoast Coalition for Peace and Justice and the 2008 Socialist Party USA presidential nominee, has announced that he will run for the position of Florida Green Party Co-Chair. Florida Greens will meet later this month for the Green Party of Florida Annual Membership Meeting to select new party officers and workshop on party business. Third Party…

Editorial: Massachusetts Needs a Second Political Party

Because ‘first past the post’ election schemes work just fine when only one party is on the ballot. One of our political sources counted. In 2022, only 10% of state legislators had opposition in their primary election. Two-thirds of state legislators had no opponent in the General Election. Massachusetts needs a Second Party, the Republicans being effectively not in business…

Political Cycle in Full Swing

For various reasons, I am on a large number of political email lists. Some are quite conservative. Some are far to the left. However, they have a feature in common. We are 16 months from November 2024. Nonetheless, they have all gone to high intensity fundraising for the next Federal elections, the ones in 2024. From some sites, I receive…

PRESS RELEASE: Thomas Knapp Launches 2024 Presidential Campaign

Thomas Knapp, Director for the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism and the former 2008 vice presidential nominee of the Boston Tea Party, has announced that he will run for the presidency in the 2024 election cycle. Knapp is running an independent, “write-in-only” campaign. Third Party Watch invites our readers to contribute to the discourse! Share your opinions…

LP National Membership Continues Fall

Revised LPUS membership counts, at end of month. Note in the past two months the drops of nearly 500 and nearly1000. 2022-12 16,988 2023-1 16,507 2023-2 16,308 2023-3 15,954 2023-4 15,539 2023-5 15,060 2023-6 14,080 There had been a slow loss of sustaining members due to an unanticipated consequence of a software feature, these people still being sustaining members but…

BUCHMAN: Open Letter to the Libertarian Party of Utah

Third Party Watch invites our readers to contribute to the discourse! Share your opinions on news and events surrounding third parties and independent candidates. While these pieces don’t reflect our views or those of our editors, they illuminate unique perspectives and enrich our understanding of topical events. Contact us today to learn more. An open letter to my friends in…

Libertarian National Fundraising for 2023

Jonathan Todd Casey supplies us with an analysis from the Libertarian Party’s Classical Liberal Caucus.  The graph shows the total amount of money raised in the first five months of each year for which there are FEC records, meaning this year and going back in time through three decades.  The graph shows the inflation adjusted numbers. The first 5 months…