Here's good news for you if you think the 2020 election was rigged. (What about all the other elections though?)

It's also great news if you value, think like, agree with, and believe everything the 45th president of the United States Of America stood for.

Hey, it's even better news if you wished you were at the Capitol building on January 6th.

Gather up your Confederate flags and get ready for the MAGA Patriot Party.

WOAI reports that earlier today, the party's national committee, which appears to be based in San Antonio, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. Specifically, they submitted a Statement of Organization, which you can see on the FEC's website.

It's not known whether they are officially linked to President Trump, but just last week the former POTUS spoke with aides about forming his own political party, according to the Wall Street Journal. However, Trump's camp issued a notice to the FEC earlier today in which they distanced themselves from another Patriot Party group in Georgia that had also submitted similar paperwork to the FEC.

Based on the planned attack on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month that potential members of this new political party were a part of, expect tons of controversy or worse if a legitimate Patriot Party emerges.

Over the weekend, a Texas man who was present at the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol was arrested for tweeting out that House Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez "should be assassinated" and "the next time we bring guns". I wonder what his thoughts on a Patriot Party would be.

This is America.



Now, here's a funny piece of history for you.

According to the Washington Post, there's already been a Patriot Party, and it was started in the late 60's by radical socialists who adopted the Confederate flag while emulating the Black Panthers.

This was seriously a thing.

The Patriot Party believed white people "would abandon racist beliefs once they learned that capitalism was the real enemy". Organizers, who were mostly white, took inspiration from the Black Panthers and offered free meal programs in inner-city neighborhoods, while also offering free clinics and even a free lumber program in Oregon for impoverished families. The group disbanded in the 70's.

But wait, there's more.

As reported by Alan Rankin with Wisegeek, yet another Patriot Party emerged in the mid-90's. This time, the party was formed in reaction to 1992 presidential candidate Ross Perot walking away with 20% of the U.S. popular vote when he ran as an independent against George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

The 90's Patriot Party figured it was time to get another third party candidate in the mix, and they backed Lenora Fulani - a psychologist, activist, and independent socialist who, in 1988, had been the first woman and the first African American to get on the ballot in all 50 states.

That party didn't last long though, and Fulani's ties were mostly with its sister party, the Reform Party. She severed those ties when that party backed Pat Buchanan in the 2000 election.

Both parties were the polar opposite of what a modern Patriot Party would potentially look like.

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