One of the premier destinations for third party news and views, American Third Party Report, turns 6 years old today. The website (originally found at amthirdpartyreport.com) was founded on July 16th, 2014 by me along with third party activists and bloggers Cody Quirk and Joshua Fauver. The website gained a significant amount of traffic before the 2016 presidential election until September 19th, 2016, when I single handedly hijacked the site from my co-editors and transferred ownership to an activist and writer Max Dickstein, who used the handle “BasedZionist.” This decision to stab my co-founders in the back was a horrendous one, a move that I deeply regret to this day and I lost the privelage of being part of ATPR, but here is the good news:
In the last year, ATPR has grown significantly, adding new authors and posting a large amount of unique content, and the site layout and design is a marked improvement over what it was a WordPress site (now the site is hosted by Blogspot). ATPR has been consistently cited by the other “bigwigs” of third party news (Independent Political Report and Ballot Access News) as well as other media sources and political candidates and parties as well.
ATPR is succeeding in its stated mission to be “one of the leading websites for news and varying commentaries that relate to minor/alternative political parties and independents since 2014.” The current ATPR website is also 100% correct when stating that “We are multi-partisan and include individual authors and contributors from the left, right, and various odds & ends of the political spectrum.”
As the site’s original co-founder, I wish ATPR another 6 years, and hopefully the site sees unprecendented growth and continues to be an influential news source for those in the sphere of America’s third political parties!
PS: Old ATPR articles from July 16th, 2014 to September 19th, 2016 can be found at the following address: https://thegrandinquirer.wordpress.com/ .
July 16th, 2020
La Grange Park, Illinois