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Parties Grouped by Classification


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The Classification of Political parties listed on TheGreenPapers.com.

  1. Major Parties (those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1976 and 2004)
    1. Democrats and affiliates
    2. Republicans and affiliates
  2. Third Parties
    1. Major Third Parties and affiliates (any Party, other than the Democrats and the Republicans, receiving a minimum of 2/10ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1976 and 2004 and which fielded candidates in the previous presidential election [2004] are hereby defined as "Major third parties" for the purposes of "The Green Papers" website. Excluded from this are non-party Independent bids for President which received at least 0.2% of the nationwide popular vote. See Criteria for including Major Third Parties.)
    2. Other Third Parties (i.e., not a Major Third Party)
  3. Independents (covering Unaffiliated, Nonpartisan and all the other synonyms/euphemisms for Independent)
  4. Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
 
    

Nominated By Petition
 

Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
2 Candidates


 
StatePartyCandidate or LinkOffice
Alabama  
AlaskaNominated By PetitionTed GianoutsosCandidate for Senate Class 2
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California  
Colorado  
Connecticut  
Delaware  
District of Columbia  
Florida  
Georgia  
Guam  
Hawaii  
Idaho  
Illinois  
Indiana  
IowaNominated By PetitionBrian Alan WhiteCandidate for House CD 2
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Louisiana  
Maine  
Maryland  
Massachusetts  
Michigan  
Minnesota  
Mississippi  
Missouri  
Montana  
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New Mexico  
New York  
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North Dakota  
Northern Marianas  
Ohio  
Oklahoma  
Oregon  
Pennsylvania  
Puerto Rico  
Rhode Island  
South Carolina  
South Dakota  
Tennessee  
Texas  
Utah  
Vermont  
Virgin Islands  
Virginia  
Washington  
West Virginia  
Wisconsin  
Wyoming  
 

Parties are listed as (party) where either it has been reported that a given candidacy is affiliated with a given Party but said affiliation does not appear on the ballot or 'The Green Papers' does not have independent confirmation from an election authority that the given Party has its own separate line on the ballot.

 


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