With voting day finally here, we thought it would be good to take a look back at the unsung heroes of the electoral process: obscure political parties.
Each of the parties below is taken from the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) guide to party labels, and each appeared on at least one ballot during the 2012 House and Presidential elections.
Platform: A crowdsourced campaign to pick a candidate divorced from the traditional election process, which never caught on because Americans aren’t allowed nice things.
Platform: A guy named Bob who is pro-job.
Platform: A party for people who want their political views to match their ChristianMingle profile as closely as possible.
Platform: As to be expected of a party founded by Goodspaceguy, Employmentwealth is the only agressively pro-space party on the ballot.
Platform: Transcendental Meditation mostly, but also a flat tax.
Platform: Pretty self-explanatory.
Platform: Still being a thing.
Platform: Irritating the hell out of the Prohibition party.
Unclear, but it’s worth noting that that’s pretty much the same slogan of “Norsefire,” the fascist government from V For Vendetta.
Platform: Sadly, not what you’re thinking it is.
Read the FEC’s full list of parties below, or get links to the 2012 election report on the request page.
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