Three candidates I could only find out one thing about: "...of Indiana." Those three semi-anonymous candidates are Ric Mullis, Melissa Kelly, and Ray C Brown. I worked to eye-strain just to find THAT much!
In addition, we have:
Monica Moorehead- in addition to having a name that is a Bill-Clinton-jokester's dream, she is the nominee of the Worker's World Party, which is basically the US of A's active communist party. She also ran on the WWP ticket in 1996- when she collected a whopping 0.03% of the vote- and 2000, when she racked up 0.004 %. They didn't field a team in 2012 (guess they were satisfied with Obama's progress), and in 2008 they supported the Green Party candidate (which tells you more than you need to know about them). Michael Moore, trying to absolve Ralph Nader's run in 2000 for tipping the scales to GW Bush, pinned the tail on Moorehead. Which tells you more than you needed to know about Al Gore.
Emidio "Mimi" Soltysik- he is the standard bearer of the Socialist Party USA (kinda redundant with Bernie and all), and he has actually made it to the main ballot in 3 places- Colorado (sorry 'bout that, ABFTS), Michigan, and Guam (which really doesn't count since they don't get an electoral vote).
Matthew "none of the above" Roberts (and yes, he is on the ballot WITH the nickname)- He's a PolySci prof from WMU (gotta love the MAC) whose tag line is that "we can only take over the White House if something bizarre happens".
Joseph "Joe Exotic" Maldonado- an odd mix of renewable energy programs, keeping animal rights groups out of politics, pro 2nd amendment, pro choice, single payer healthcare who says, "Obamacare is a joke", and rebuilding Social Security by putting the money back into it.
Laurence Kotlikoff- a big econ prof at Boston U., his wiki claims he is the only write-in with his name eligible on all 50 ballots. His game is the Fair Tax, Limited Purpose Banking (which would limit financial institutions by allowing their customers to determine how risky of investments they can make), and a voucher-based healthcare system known as the "Purple" plan, which would put decisions in the hands of a board of doctors and allow total spending to be no more than 10% of GDP. Just for comparison, as of 2015 we were spending 17.1 % on health care.
Denny C Jackson- he's the Mayor of Milton KY, a former social studies teacher and current Baptist Church member and Reds fan who "Just wants to teach a lesson in civics" that anyone can run for President.
Tom Hoefling- running as an independent this time, he ran in 2012 on the America's Party ticket and finished 8th with 40,000 votes. He is a constitutional defender, who starts his platform with "Our rights come from God" and is a prototype 'tea party' candidate.
Cherunda Fox- you knew there HAD to be one. A 54 year old half black/half American Indian and retired Protective Services Worker from Detroit, I studied her website and learned mainly two things. One, she REALLY hates Hillary Clinton and doesn't much like Michelle Obama. Two, I don't believe she grasps the principle of the electoral college. Near as I can tell, she's under the misapprehension that getting on a state's write in ballot means you WIN its electoral votes- and thus believes she already has more electoral votes than Obama got. "America loves me", she says.
Richard Duncan- "I finished 10th in 2012 running on a $5,000 budget." Good for you, that puts you officially into the "also receiving votes" category. Just to put you in perspective, Dick, that means you got enough votes to win a Ft Wayne City Council seat, yet still leaving you trounced in the Mayoral race. Anyway, He's all for wanting to finish off ISIS by bombing them into glass, and creating incentive zones to lure businesses into certain areas- but only if they hire US citizens only. His experience- as a member of the Kent, OH, city Board Of Building Appeals and a member of the ACLJ, should prove invaluable as POTUS.
Roque "Rocky" De La Fuenta- a Latino businessman from California, he is a former Democrat superdelegate who ran (though you didn't know it) in the 2016 primaries, totalling a miserable 67,000 votes in all primaries combined. (Now, THAT would have won you Ft Wayne mayor!) He then became the candidate of the Reform Party, and then formed his own American Delta Party...
|No, not THAT Delta Party...|
Darrell Castle- Now this guy I knew about from a FB friend who's a supporter. He is the candidate from the Constitution Party, whose title pretty much tells you the focus here. He wants the Constitution upheld, the Fed gone and the UN booted, which really ain't a bad deal. However, his "I'm more Libertarian than Gary Johnson" quote worries me a bit. If this was any other election, I might go this way.
Jill Stein- you know, the chick all the Bernie fans were supposed to flock to? She's the candidate from the Green Party, which is basically the Socialist Party USA with an environmental focus- in fact, this year they officially self-described as "eco-socialist." Jill is a repeat candidate for the GP, having amassed 469,000 votes in 2012 for a whopping 0.36 %.