Alliance Party (United States)

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Alliance Party
ChairpersonJonathan Etheridge[1]
FoundedOctober 14, 2018 (October 14, 2018)
Headquarters5728 U.S. Route 10
Ludington, Michigan 49431
IdeologyAnti-corruption
Electoral reform
Political positionCenter
Seats in the Senate
0 / 100
Seats in the House of Representatives
0 / 435
State governorships
0 / 50
Seats in state upper chambers
0 / 1,972
Seats in state lower chambers[2][a]
1 / 5,411
Territorial governorships
0 / 6
Seats in territorial upper chambers
0 / 97
Seats in territorial lower chambers
0 / 91
Other elected offices6 (Dec. 2020)[2]
Website
theallianceparty.com

The Alliance Party is a centrist American political party that was formed in 2019, and has gained affiliations with the American Party of South Carolina, Independence Party of Minnesota, Independent Party of Connecticut, Independence Party of New York and Reform Party of Florida.[3]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

On May 10, 2016, the Independence Party of Minnesota and the Independent Party of Oregon announced that they would seek to unite fourteen centrist minor political parties and possibly run a presidential candidate. Bernie Sanders won the Independent Party of Oregon's presidential primary, but could not run due to sore-loser legislation and the Independent Party of Oregon chose to not nominate a presidential candidate.[4][5][6] The Independence Party of Minnesota gave its presidential nomination to Evan McMullin.[7]

The Alliance Party was formed on October 14, 2018.[8] On December 17, 2018, the American Party of South Carolina successfully asked the South Carolina Election Commission to record that the party had changed its name to the Alliance Party.[9] On May 4, 2019, the Independence Party of Minnesota voted to affiliate with the Alliance party at its state convention.[10] The Independent Party of Connecticut also affiliated with the Alliance Party and the Alliance Party became ballot qualified in Mississippi.[11][12]

2020 presidential election[edit]

On April 25, 2020, the party nominated Rocky De La Fuente for president and Darcy Richardson for vice president. The ticket was approved by a vote of twenty four to two. The convention was conducted through Zoom, chaired by Jim Rex, and attended by delegates including Greg Orman, Brian Moore, and Michael Steinberg.[13][14][15]

On June 20, the national Reform Party nominated De La Fuente and Richardson. De la Fuente defeated three other recognized candidates, Max Abramson, Souraya Faas, and Ben Zion. [16] On June 23, the Natural Law Party of Michigan nominated De La Fuente and Richardson.[17] On August 15, the American Independent Party nominated De La Fuente, but chose Kanye West rather than Richardson as their vice-presidential nominee.[18]

De La Fuente and Richardson received 88,238 votes in the presidential election, around 0.06% of the national total.[19] Following the presidential election the American Delta Party and the Independence Party of New York joined the Alliance Party.[20][21]

Electoral history[edit]

President and vice president[edit]

Year Nominees Performance
President Vice President Votes Percentage Electoral votes Ballot access
2020 Rocky De La Fuente Darcy Richardson 88,238 0.06% 0
180 / 538

Best results in major races[edit]

Office Percent District Year Candidate
President 0.34% California 2020 Rocky De La Fuente
0.18% Rhode Island 2020
0.17% Idaho 2020
State legislature[22] 20.57% Washington District 8 2020 Larry Stanley
18.75% South Carolina District 8 2020 Jackie Todd
14.91% South Carolina District 68 2020 Michael Childs

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fred Thiele is registered with the Independence Party of New York. However, due to New York's laws permitting Electoral Fusion, he is nominated by and receives most his votes on the Democratic Party line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Committee". Alliance Party. April 12, 2021. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Elected Officials". The Alliance Party. Alliance Party National Committee. December 25, 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  3. ^ "New York Independence Party Affiliates with the Alliance Party". Ballot Access News. December 3, 2020. Archived from the original on May 15, 2021.
  4. ^ Winger, Richard (May 10, 2016). "Independent parties push for national coalition". Ballot Access News. Archived from the original on September 14, 2020.
  5. ^ Winger, Richard (May 10, 2016). "Oregon Independent Party, and Minnesota Independence Party, Will Try to Work for a Joint Presidential Nominee with Other Centrist Parties". Ballot Access News. Archived from the original on September 14, 2020.
  6. ^ Winger, Richard (July 26, 2016). "Independent Party of Oregon Won't Nominate Anyone for President". Ballot Access News. Archived from the original on September 14, 2020.
  7. ^ Hellmann, Jessie (August 14, 2016). "Minnesota party picks McMullin as presidential nominee". The Hill. Archived from the original on September 14, 2020.
  8. ^ Shore, Isaac (July 1, 2020). "The Alliance Party: An Attempt to Introduce Civility, Transparency and Responsibility into the Political Arena". Independent Voter News. Archived from the original on September 12, 2020.
  9. ^ Winger, Richard (February 28, 2019). "South Carolina American Party Changes its Name to Alliance Party". Ballot Access News. Archived from the original on September 12, 2020.
  10. ^ Winger, Richard (May 6, 2019). "Minnesota Independence Party Becomes State Affiliate of the Alliance Party". Ballot Access News. Archived from the original on September 12, 2020.
  11. ^ Winger, Richard (April 9, 2019). "Connecticut Independent Party Affiliates with Alliance Party". Ballot Access News. Archived from the original on September 12, 2020.
  12. ^ Winger, Richard (July 25, 2020). "Alliance Party Now Ballot-Qualified in Mississippi". Ballot Access News. Archived from the original on September 12, 2020.
  13. ^ Winger, Richard (April 25, 2020). "Alliance Party Nominates National Ticket". Ballot Access News. Archived from the original on September 12, 2020.
  14. ^ Saturn, William (April 26, 2020). "Alliance Party Nominates 2020 Presidential Ticket of De La Fuente/Richardson". Independent Political Report. Archived from the original on September 12, 2020.
  15. ^ "Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente of San Diego to be nominated for President of the United States". Associated Press. April 24, 2020. Archived from the original on September 12, 2020.
  16. ^ "2020 Reform Party National Convention". Reform Party. Reform Party National Committee. Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  17. ^ Winger, Richard (June 23, 2020). "Natural Law Party of Michigan Nominates Rocky De La Fuente for President". Ballot Access News. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020.
  18. ^ Winger, Richard (August 15, 2020). "American Independent Party Nominates Rocky De La Fuente for President and Kanye West for Vice-President". Ballot Access News. Archived from the original on September 12, 2020.
  19. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections".
  20. ^ "Alliance Party and American Delta Party Agree to Merge; Rapidly Growing, Alliance Party Now on Ballot in 25 States". Yahoo! News. October 12, 2020. Archived from the original on April 28, 2021.
  21. ^ "New York Independence Party Affiliates with the Alliance Party". Ballot Access News. December 3, 2020. Archived from the original on April 28, 2021.
  22. ^ "2020 Results". Alliance Party. Alliance Party National Committee.

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