The Green Papers
The Green Papers
2020 Political Parties
Parties Grouped by Classification

Parties Grouped by Classification
Parties Alphabetically

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 1984 and 2016)
    1. Democrats and affiliates
    2. Republicans and affiliates
  2. Third Parties
    1. Major Third Parties and affiliates (any Party, other than a Major Party [as defined in 1. above], receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016 and which fielded candidates in the previous presidential election [2016] 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 0.15% 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

Major Parties

  1. Democratic
    Democratic
    1. Affiliates: Democratic-Farmer Labor; Democratic-Nonpartisan League
    2. Party Links
      1. The Democratic Party Democratic National Committee
      2. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee DCCC
      3. Democratic Governors' Association
      4. Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee DLCC
      5. Democrats Abroad Austria
    3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 404 Incumbents
      2. 697 Candidates
      3. 98 Links

    1. Democratic-Farmer Labor
      Democratic-Farmer Labor
      1. Affiliate of: Democratic
      2. Based in: Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party
      3. Party Links
        1. Minnesota Democratic-Farmer Labor Party
      4. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
        1. 3 Incumbents
        2. 11 Candidates
        3. 1 Link

    1. Democratic-Nonpartisan League
      1. Affiliate of: Democratic
      2. Based in: North Dakota affiliate of the Democratic Party
      3. Party Links
        1. North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party
      4. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
        1. 6 Candidates
        2. 1 Link

  1. Republican
    Republican
    1. Party Links
      1. Republican National Committee
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 423 Incumbents
      2. 688 Candidates
      3. 79 Links

Major Third Parties

  1. Constitution
    Constitution
    1. Affiliates: American Constitution; Concerned Citizens; Independent American; Nebraska; U.S. Taxpayers
    2. Party Links
      1. Constitution Party
    3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 36 Candidates
      2. 32 Links

    1. American Constitution Party
      1. Affiliate of: Constitution
      2. Based in: Colorado affilate of the Constitution Party
      3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
        1. 2 Candidates
        2. 1 Link

    1. Concerned Citizens
      1. Affiliate of: Constitution
      2. Based in: Connecticut affiliate of the Constitution Party

    1. Independent American
      1. Affiliate of: Constitution
      2. Based in: Nevada affiliate of the Constitution Party
      3. Party Links
        1. Independent American Party
      4. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
        1. 8 Candidates
        2. 3 Links

    1. Nebraska Party
      1. Affiliate of: Constitution
      2. Based in: Nebraska affiliate of the Constitution Party

    1. U.S. Taxpayers
      1. Affiliate of: Constitution
      2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
        1. 4 Candidates
        2. 1 Link
      3. . Former name for the Constitution Party.

  1. Green
    Green
    1. Affiliates: D.C. Statehood Green; Desert Greens; Green Independent; Green-Rainbow; Minnesota Green Party; Mountain; Pacific Green; Peace And Justice; Progressive Party of Missouri; Wisconsin Green
    2. Party Links
      1. Green Party of the United States
      2. Green Parties of North America
    3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 84 Candidates
      2. 42 Links

    1. D.C. Statehood Green
      D.C. Statehood Green
      1. Affiliate of: Green
      2. Based in: DC affiliate of the Green Party
      3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
        1. 2 Candidates
        2. 1 Link

    1. Desert Greens
      Desert Greens
      1. Affiliate of: Green
      2. Based in: Utah affiliate of the Green Party

    1. Green Independent
      Green Independent
      1. Affiliate of: Green
      2. Based in: Maine affiliate of the Green Party
      3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
        1. 1 Candidate
        2. 1 Link

    1. Green-Rainbow
      Green-Rainbow
      1. Affiliate of: Green
      2. Based in: Massachusetts affiliate of the Green Party
      3. Party Links
        1. Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts
      4. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
        1. 1 Candidate
        2. 1 Link

    1. Minnesota Green Party
      1. Affiliate of: Green
      2. Based in: Minnesota

    1. Mountain
      Mountain
      1. Affiliate of: Green
      2. Based in: Based in West Virginia
      3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
        1. 2 Candidates
      4. . On 8 July 2007, the Mountain Party voted to become the West Virginia affiliate of the Green Party.

    1. Pacific Green
      Pacific Green
      1. Affiliate of: Green
      2. Based in: Oregon affiliate of the Green Party
      3. Party Links
        1. Pacific Green Party of Oregon
      4. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
        1. 6 Candidates
        2. 1 Link

    1. Peace And Justice
      1. Affiliate of: Green
      2. Based in: New York affiliate of the Green Party

    1. Progressive Party of Missouri
      Progressive Party of Missouri
      1. Affiliate of: Green
      2. Based in: Missouri Green Party affiliate

    1. Wisconsin Green
      1. Affiliate of: Green
      2. Based in: Wisconsin
      3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
        1. 1 Link

  1. Libertarian
    Libertarian
    1. Party Links
      1. Libertarian Party
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Incumbent
      2. 233 Candidates
      3. 52 Links

  1. Reform
    Reform
    1. Affiliates: Integrity
    2. Party Links
      1. Reform Party
    3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate
      2. 8 Links

    1. The Integrity Party of New York State
      The Integrity Party of New York State
      1. Affiliate of: Reform
      2. Based in: New York

Other Third Parties

  1. (New York) Moderates
    1. Based in: New York
    2. . Originally "New York Moderates" however state law disallows the use of the state's name in party names so the party name was changed to "Moderates".

  1. 1787 Party
    1. . Founded circa January 2013. The party's goal is to "find intelligent and sustainable solutions for our national challenges."

  1. 3rd Party (Non-Traditional) Independent
    1. Based in: Washington

  1. AMERICANINDEPENDENTS.ORG
    1. Based in: New Jersey
    2. Party Links
      1. American Independents
    3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Link

  1. Actual Justice
    1. Based in: Washington

  1. Alaskan Independence
    Alaskan Independence
    1. Based in: Based in Alaska
    2. Party Links
      1. Alaskan Independence Party
    3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate
      2. 1 Link

  1. Alliance Party
    1. Affiliates: Independence; Independent Party of Connecticut
    2. Based in: South Carolina
    3. Party Links
      1. The Alliance Party
    4. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 11 Candidates
      2. 1 Link
    5. . Founded circa 2014. Was The American Party of South Carolina

    1. Independence
      Independence
      1. Affiliate of: Alliance Party
      2. Affiliates: Independent Greens
      3. Party Links
        1. The New York City Independence Party
      4. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
        1. 15 Candidates
        2. 2 Links
      5. . December 2020: Affiliate with the Alliance Party.

    1. Independent Party of Connecticut
      1. Affiliate of: Alliance Party
      2. Based in: Connecticut
      3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
        1. 3 Candidates
      4. . circa April 2020: The Independent Party of Connecticut has joined forces with The Alliance Party.

    1. Independent Greens of Virginia
      1. Affiliate of: Independence
      2. Based in: Virginia
      3. . The "Independent Greens" are not affiliated with the "Green Party of the United States".

  1. Aloha 'Āina
    1. Based in: Hawai'i
    2. Party Links
      1. Aloha 'Āina
    3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate
      2. 1 Link

  1. America First Party
    America First Party
    1. Party Links
      1. America First Party America First National Committee
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 7 Links

  1. America's Independent Party
    1. Affiliates: American Independent
    2. Based in: Fenton, Michigan
    3. Party Links
      1. America's Independent Party (associated with Alan Keyes)
    4. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Link
    5. . Associated with Alan Keyes

    1. American Independent
      American Independent
      1. Affiliate of: America's Independent Party
      2. Based in: California affiliate of America's Independent Party
      3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
        1. 1 Candidate
        2. 1 Link
      4. . On 28 June 2008 a dispute arose in the American Independent Party which resulted in the party changing its affiliation from the Constitution Party to America's Independent Party of Fenton, Michigan on 28 June 2008.

  1. America's Party
    1. Based in: Colorado

  1. American
    1. Based in: Minnesota
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Link

  1. American Centrist Party
    1. . Founded circa 16 August 2004.

  1. American Conservative Party
    American Conservative Party

  1. American Delta Party

  1. American Freedom Party
    1. Based in: West Virginia
    2. Party Links
      1. American Freedom Party
      2. American Third Position
    3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 2 Links
    4. . 1 February 2013: American Third Position Party changes its name to American Freedom Party.
      The American Third Position Party believes the United States discriminates against white people.

  1. American Party of America
    1. Based in: Dennis Andrew Ball of Illinois

  1. American Party of Florida
    American Party of Florida
    1. Based in: Florida

  1. American Shopping
    1. Based in: Hawaii
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 2 Candidates

  1. American Solidarity Party
    1. Based in: Colorado
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 31 Candidates

  1. Americans Elect
    Americans Elect
    1. Party Links
      1. Americans Elect
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Link

  1. Anti-Prohibition Party
    1. Based in: New York

  1. Approval Voting Party
    1. Based in: Colorado
    2. Party Links
      1. Approval Voting Party
    3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 4 Candidates
      2. 1 Link

  1. Banish the F35S
    1. Based in: Vermont
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. Becoming One Nation
    1. Based in: Louisiana
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 2 Candidates

  1. Better for America
    1. Based in: Arkansas

  1. Blue Enigma Party
    1. Based in: Delaware
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Link

  1. Blue Lives Matter
    1. Based in: New York

  1. Boiling Frog
    1. Based in: Vermont
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. Boston Tea Party
    1. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Link
    2. . "The Boston Tea Party is a reaction to the Libertarian Party's decision, at its 2006 national convention, to abdicate its political responsibilities to the American people." The Florida affiliate of the party disaffiated with the national party on 19 October 2008.

  1. Bread & Roses Party
    1. Based in: Maryland
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 2 Candidates

  1. Bull Moose
    1. Based in: Vermont
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. C.U.P.
    1. Based in: Louisiana
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. C4C 2018
    1. Based in: New Jersey

  1. Cannot Be Bought
    1. Based in: New Jersey

  1. Centrist
    1. Based in: Based in New York

  1. Check This Column
    1. Based in: New Jersey

  1. Christian Liberty Party
    Christian Liberty Party
    1. Party Links
      1. Christian Liberty Party
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 4 Links
    3. . formerly the American Heritage Party

  1. Citizens Freedom Party
    1. Party Links
      1. Citizens Freedom Party
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Link

  1. Citizens Party
    1. Party Links
      1. Citizens Party
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Link
    3. . The Citizens Party was founded in 2004 as the New American Independent Party in Wayne, Pennsylvania. In 2011, the party changed its name to the Citizens Party.

  1. Clear Water Party of Iowa
    1. Based in: Iowa

  1. Coach Team America
    1. Based in: Massachusetts
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. Common Sense
    1. Based in: New York
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. Communist
    1. Based in: Vermont
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. Compassion
    1. Based in: Rhode Island

  1. Conservative
    Conservative
    1. Based in: Based in New York
    2. Party Links
      1. Conservative Party of New York State
    3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 25 Candidates
      2. 1 Link

  1. Conservative Party USA
    Conservative Party USA
    1. Party Links
      1. The Conservative Party USA The Conservative Party USA is not affiliated with the Conservative Party of New York State.
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate
      2. 7 Links

  1. Constitutional
    1. Based in: Minnesota
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. Courage Character Service
    1. Based in: Louisana

  1. Covenant
    Covenant
    1. Based in: Northern Mariana Islands

  1. Democratic-Republican
    1. Based in: Based in Vermont and New Jersey
    2. . The Democratic-Republican Party is not allowed to use its name on the New Jersey ballot. They are listed as the "D-R Party".

  1. Democratic/Republican
    1. Based in: Based in Vermont and New Jersey
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate
    3. . The Democratic/Republican Party is not allowed to use its name on the New Jersey ballot. They are listed as the "D-R Party".

  1. Earth Rights
    1. Based in: Vermont

  1. Ecology Party of Florida
    1. Based in: Florida
    2. Party Links
      1. Ecology Party of Florida
    3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Link
    4. . Ralph Nader 2008 Presidential

  1. Economic Growth
    1. Based in: New Jersey

  1. Ed the Barber
    1. Based in: New Jersey

  1. Education, Community, Law
    1. Based in: New York
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. Family Values Party
    1. Based in: Florida

  1. Financial Independence
    1. Based in: New Jersey

  1. Florida Whig Party
    Florida Whig Party
    1. Based in: Florida
    2. . The Florida Whig Party is a political party in the State of Florida that was formed in 2006 and obtained ballot access in 2007. The Florida Whig Party is not associated with the Modern Whig movement.

  1. For Independent Voters
    1. Based in: Minnesota

  1. For Political Revolution
    1. Based in: New Jersey

  1. For The People
    1. Based in: New Jersey
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. Forefathers Party
    1. Based in: Kentucky

  1. Free Energy
    1. Based in: Hawaii

  1. Freedom
    1. Based in: Kansas, New York

  1. Freedom and Prosperity
    1. Based in: Louisiana
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. Freedom, Responsibility, Action
    1. Based in: New Jersey

  1. Friends of Diane Neal
    1. Based in: New York

  1. Genealogy Know Your Family History
    1. Based in: Iowa
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis
    1. Based in: Minnesota
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 5 Candidates

  1. Green / Democratic
    1. Based in: Colorado

  1. Green Mountain Party
    1. Based in: Vermont
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Link
    3. . The Green Mountain Party is not affiliated with any other party.

  1. Griebel Frank for CT
    1. Based in: Connecticut

  1. Grumpy Old Patriots
    1. Based in: Vermont
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. Haris Bhatti
    1. Based in: New York

  1. Hawai'i Independent Party
    1. Based in: Hawaii
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Link

  1. Healthcare
    1. Based in: Based in Pennsylvania
    2. . Also called American Healthcare

  1. Healthcare Environment Stability
    1. Based in: Massachusetts
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. HeartQuake '08

  1. Honesty, Integrity, Compassion
    1. Based in: New Jersey

  1. Honesty, Reparations, Education, no Deficit
    1. Based in: Wisconsin

  1. Humanitarian
    1. Based in: Arizona

  1. Independence-Alliance
    1. Based in: Minnesota
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. Independent Green Populist
    1. Based in: New York
    2. . New York U.S. House CD 25

  1. Independent Party Of Delaware
    Independent Party Of Delaware
    1. Based in: Based in Delaware
    2. Party Links
      1. Independent Party of Delaware
    3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 2 Candidates
      2. 2 Links

  1. Independent Party of Florida
    1. Based in: Florida

  1. Independent Party of Oregon
    1. Based in: Oregon
    2. Party Links
      1. Independent Party of Oregon
    3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 5 Candidates
      2. 1 Link
    4. . The party was formed in 2007 because in 2005, the state Legislator enacted a law that prohibiting anyone voted in the most recent party primary from signing the nominating petitions for an unaffiliated candidates.

  1. Independent People of Colorado
    1. Based in: Colorado

  1. Iowa Party
    1. Based in: Iowa

  1. It's Our Children
    1. Based in: Louisiana

  1. Jobs Now Party
    1. Based in: New York

  1. Joe Exotic for American People
    1. Based in: Wisconsin

  1. Justice Party
    1. Based in: Utah
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 32 Links

  1. Justice for Harambe
    1. Based in: Washington

  1. Kotlikoff for President
    1. Based in: Colorado

  1. Labor Party
    1. Based in: South Carolina
    2. Party Links
      1. Labor Party
    3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Link
    4. . Founded in June 1996.

  1. Legal Marijuana Now
    1. Based in: Minnesota
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 3 Candidates
      2. 1 Link

  1. Legalize Marijuana Party
    1. Based in: New Jersey
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. Liberal Party
    1. Based in: New York
    2. Party Links
      1. Liberal Party
    3. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Link

  1. Liberty Union
    Liberty Union
    1. Based in: Based in Vermont
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate
      2. 1 Link

  1. Life and Liberty
    1. Based in: Arkansas
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. Life, Family, Constitution
    1. Based in: Louisiana

  1. Life, Liberty, Constitution
    1. Based in: Louisiana
    2. Incumbents, candidates, and links to state affiliates
      1. 1 Candidate

  1. Louisiana Independent Party
    1. Based in: Lousiana
    2. . The Louisiana Independent Party is not affiliated with any other party in any state.

  1. Louisiana Taxpayers Party
    1. Based in: Louisiana
    2. . The Louisiana Taxpayers Party has placed Ron Paul and Barry Goldwater Jr. on the 2008 Louisiana ballot as Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates, respectively.