Prohibition Party’s Bill Bayes to Run for President

Independent Political Report According to Rick Knox, national chairman of the Prohibition Party, Bill Bayes, the Prohibition Party’s 2016 vice presidential nominee, will seek the 2020 presidential nominations of both the Prohibition and Constitution parties. Bayes, 66, lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he owns a manufacturing business.  He is a former teacher and band director.  His …

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Ten States Have Completed Vote Count

Ballot Access News As of Sunday, November 26, ten states have completed their official vote canvass for the November 8, 2016 election: Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wyoming. Brian Sears has tabulated the presidential vote, using the official vote in those states, and the unofficial vote in …

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Prohibition Party Ballot Access Success

After being ballot qualified in 3 states or less in every presidential election since 2000, the Prohibition Party is making amazing strides in the 2016 cycle. The presidential ticket headed by James Hedges is already qualified in Arkansas and has filed, or is ready to file, in Colorado and New Jersey. In addition, the ticket …

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Encounters with Prohibition Party Activist Leroy Pletten

Longtime Prohibition Party activist Leroy Pletten died earlier this year at the age of 68.  Pletten, an anti-smoking activist, differed from his fellow party members in holding generally progressive views.  In 2004 and 2008, as the running mate of Gene Amondson, Pletten served as the party's vice presidential nominee.  In addition, he had a major role in the …

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Greg Seltzer Drops Presidential Bid & Steps Down as Prohibition Party Chair

As reported in The National Prohibitionist and at Independent Political Report, Rev. Greg Seltzer of Maryland is ending his 2016 campaign for president and is stepping down as Chairman of the Prohibition Party.  This comes as the new Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan, a Republican, named Seltzer to the state's Election Board. Seltzer is a retired history …

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