Without covering his own face, President Trump visited a Honeywell factory making N95 face masks in Arizona while Guns N' Roses' 'Live and Let Die' played in the background https://t.co/ighshLku9i pic.twitter.com/damCXpt9Oh— Reuters (@Reuters) May 6, 2020
Judge Torres found that Cuomo’s decision to cancel the NY primary violated both the 1st and 14th Amendments. We lose credibility about standing up for voting rights when we condone the shenanigans in NY. Thank you Judge Torres for speaking the truth. https://t.co/eqhxxHCBEM— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) May 6, 2020
NEW: We showed voters a clip of @JoeBiden's denial of Tara Reade's allegations of sexual assault.— Cameron Easley (@cameron_easley) May 4, 2020
After watching, 26% of Democrats -- including 40% of those under 45 -- said the party should select a different nominee.
Read @eyokley here: https://t.co/KwiMxKRdTd pic.twitter.com/d9kIkwe4Cn
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says he fully expects his party to hold an in-person nominating convention this summer. https://t.co/OCJrYUfR1Q— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) May 3, 2020
I am happy to announce that Angela Walker as my running mate for vice president.— Angela N Walker (@AngelaNWalker) May 6, 2020
Angela is a veteran working-class activist with decades of experience in social movements, unions, and as an independent socialist candidate.
Read the full announcement at https://t.co/ITatsgBISC pic.twitter.com/1f4R0tsvwy
(Last Saturday, May 2nd), the Libertarian National Committee voted to:
- Invoke the “impossibility” clause in its convention contract with the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas; and
- Postpone the 2020 Libertarian National Convention to a place to be determined, and an opening date no later than July 15; and
- Adjourn their e-meeting to (this coming) Saturday to consider options for that move.
New Hampshire state Representative Max Abramson, who previously sought the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination before withdrawing in March, has decided to seek the presidential nomination of the Veterans Party of America. Abramson broke the news last Tuesday on his campaign blog. Last month Abramson told IPR that two different political parties had contacted him about running for their presidential nominations. He did not specify which ones at the time.
According to Abramson, the Veterans Party of America is in the process of organizing for November on a platform of “restoring the Constitution and bringing the troops home.” It plans to hold its national convention May 17 online.The Veterans Party of America was founded in 2014. In 2016, it ran reliability engineer Chris Keniston for president. He appeared on the ballot only in Colorado and Mississippi and received 7,251 votes. ...Although the party, which describes itself as “centrist,” is concerned with veterans’ issues, being a veteran is not a requirement for membership.
Blankenship, 70, was the CEO of Massey, a coal mining company, from 2000 until 2010. During his tenure, the 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine disaster killed 29 people in West Virginia. Blankenship blames the disaster on the negligence of officials from the Mine Safety and Health Administration. The federal investigation that followed the disaster led to the prosecution of Blankenship. At the criminal trial, the jury rejected three felony charges but found him guilty of conspiring to violate federal mine safety laws, a misdemeanor with a prison sentence of one year. The prosecutors were later found to have committed reckless misconduct due to their failure to disclose witness memoranda. Blankenship continues to maintain his innocence and decided to run for West Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat after leaving prison in 2017.
During the three-man 2018 campaign for the Republican nomination, at least 105 media outlets and individuals falsely described Blankenship as a “felon” and/or “convicted felon.” Blankenship alleges the coverage implied his responsibility for the deaths in the mine disaster and cost him the election. He sued for defamation and the case is currently going to trial. After losing the primary, Blankenship joined the Constitution Party and attempted to run as the Constitution Party nominee for the seat but was denied ballot access.
Blankenship announced his intention to seek the Constitution Party presidential nomination in October 2019. During his campaign he sought to out-Trump Trump, meaning he wanted to present himself as a better reflection of the President Donald Trump’s moment than Trump himself. This included a populist platform of restrictive immigration and protectionist trade policies.
Ahead of the national convention, Blankenship participated in a few presidential debates and won the non-binding primary in Missouri. He also won the binding primary in Idaho that effectively left him as the nominee of the unaffiliated Idaho Constitution Party.
Blankenship’s running mate, William Mohr, is from the Michigan Taxpayers Party, the Constitution Party affiliate in Michigan. He ran on the party line for state legislature in 2012 and 2014, receiving 3 percent and 2.3 percent, respectively, in those elections.
According to the April 2020 print edition of Ballot Access News, the Constitution Party is currently on the ballot in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.