Declared (and Nominated) 2016 Independent and Third Party Presidential Candidates [Up to 25 July 2015]


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Posted by Jim Lantern, 10:50 a.m. Pacific Time – Wednesday – 29 July 2015

Originally published 10:00 a.m. PT Saturday 25 July 2015

Declared (and Nominated) 2016 Independent and Third Party Presidential Candidates, up to 25 July 2015

The Mainstream News Media is focused on Democrat and Republican Presidential Candidates for Election 2016, while so far ignoring all or most Independent and Third Party Presidential Candidates.

This is the current list from Wikipedia

Independent Candidates without a specified affiliation:

  1. Dan Bilzerian, Internet personality.
  2. Zoltan Istvan, futurist, writer, transhumanist philosopher from California; founder of a proposed Transhumanist Party.
  3. Terry Jones, pastor for Dove World Outreach Center from Florida; presidential candidate in 2012.
  4. Juaquin James Malphurs (Waka Flocka Flame), rap artist from Georgia – (Constitutionally ineligible – under age 35).
  5. Vermin Supreme, performance artist and perennial candidate from Massachusetts.
  6. Ted Williams, voice-over artist from Ohio.

POLL: Of the best known 2016 Independent Presidential Candidates as of 25 July 2015, which would you vote for? Poll includes “None of These” answer, and Undecided.

Third Party Candidates:

  1. Roseanne Barr, entertainer from Hawaii; Peace and Freedom Party’s 2012 presidential nominee.
  2. Kenn Gividen, blogger and author from Indiana; nominee of the American Freedom Party. Running mate: Bob Whitaker.
  3. James Hedges, Tax Assessor for Thompson Township, Fulton County, Pennsylvania 2002-2007; seeking the nomination of the Prohibition Party.
  4. Gloria La Riva, newspaper printer and activist, from Albuquerque, New Mexico; nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. Running mate: Eugene Puryear.
  5. Robert David Steele, activist and author seeking Libertarian Party nomination; candidate for the Reform Party’s nomination in 2012.
  6. Jill Stein, physician and 2012 Green Party presidential nominee from Massachusetts.

POLL: Of the best known 2016 Third Party Presidential Candidates as of 25 July 2015, which would you vote for? Poll includes “None of These” answer, and Undecided.

Special Notes:

The following third parties presently have confirmed ballot status in enough states to theoretically reach at least 270 electoral votes, the minimum amount required to be elected…

  • Green Party – Ballot Access: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Washington D.C., Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin – (296 Electoral Votes).
  • Libertarian Party – Ballot Access: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming (366 electoral votes).

Wikipedia has not included all Democrat and Republican 2016 Presidential Candidates, and likewise has not included all Independent and Third Party Presidential Candidates. Like the Mainstream News Media, Wikipedia has snubbed some candidates. Excluding those already listed at Wikipedia, here is a list of the others who are listed at The Politics and Elections Portal. This list combines Independent and Third Party Candidates…

  1. Ed Baker, Independent – “Management and Market Research.”
  2. Paul Chehade, Independent – “Entrepreneur, human rights activist.”
  3. Scott Copeland, Constitution Party – “Ordained Minister.”
  4. Ken Cross, Reform Party – “Management consultant and semi-retired professional engineer.”
  5. Mark Dutter, Independent – “Strong Believer in the Middle Road.”
  6. Marc Feldman, Libertarian Party – “Licensed Physician.”
  7. Martin Hahn, Independent – “Lead Minister of Saint Valentine’s Christian Church.”
  8. David Holcomb, Independent – “Conservative Christian and 2012 presidential candidate.”
  9. Cecil Ince, Libertarian Party – “Actor and Business Owner.”
  10. Lynn Sandra Kahn, Independent – “Executive Consultant.”
  11. Steve Kerbel, Libertarian Party – “Author and CEO.”
  12. Chad Koppie, Constitution Party – “Farmer and retired jet pilot.”
  13. Bishop Julian Lewis Jr, Independent – “Ordained Bishop and God-First Man of Faith.”
  14. Perry Morcom, Independent – “Middle-Class Working Person.”
  15. J.R. Myers, Constitution Party – “Counselor and founder of the Alaska Constitution Party.”
  16. Mark Pendleton, Independent – “Educator and Man Of Faith.”
  17. Jeremiah Pent, Independent – “Entrepreneur.”
  18. Darryl Perry, Libertarian Party – “Author, Publisher, and Radio/TV host; Libertarian Activist.”
  19. Derrick Michael Reid, Libertarian Party – “Lawyer and Engineer.”
  20. Ryan Shepard, Independent – “Bartender.”
  21. Scott Smith, Independent – “Wall Street finance expert and serial entrepreneur.”
  22. David Jon Sponheim, America’s Third Party (name of political party) – “Intellectually Gifted Entrepreneur.”
  23. Tami Stainfield, Independent – “Computer Science and Political Studies expert.”
  24. Samm Tittle, Independent – “Citizen, entrepreneur, advocate for equal treatment for all.”
  25. Joy Waymire, Libertarian Party – “Veteran and Spiritual Visionary.”

POLL: Of the less known 2016 Independent and Third Party Presidential Candidates as of 25 July 2015, which would you vote for? Poll includes “None of These” answer, and Undecided.

Thanks for participating in the above three polls, which will remain open until 31 October 2015. Readers may participate in all three polls.

The lists will not be updated until 1 November 2015, and then will be updated in a new posting to include new polls.


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