Fellure in June 2011
|Born||Lowell Jackson Fellure
October 3, 1931
Midkiff, West Virginia, U.S.
(before 2011, 2012–present) Prohibition
|Known for||Prohibition Party presidential nominee, 2012|
Lowell Jackson "Jack" Fellure (born October 3, 1931) is an American perennial political candidate and retired engineer. He was the presidential nominee of the Prohibition Party for the 2012 presidential election.
Fellure has formally campaigned for President of the United States in every presidential election since 1988 as a member of the Republican Party. He asserts on his campaign web site that his platform based on the Authorized King James Bible (1611) has never changed. As a candidate, he has called for the elimination of the liquor industry, abortion, and pornography, and advocates prayer in public schools and criminalization of homosexuality. He has blamed the ills of society on those he has characterized as "atheists, Marxists, liberals, queers, liars, draft dodgers, flag burners, dope addicts, sex perverts and anti-Christians."
In 1992, Fellure filed to run in the New Hampshire, West Virginia and Kansas Republican primaries. By November 1991, he had spent $40,000 of his own money on the campaign, and he sent a King James Bible to the Federal Election Commission as a copy of his platform. Regarding the 1611 English version of the Bible, he said:
"God wrote it as the supreme document and final authority in the affairs of all men, nations and civilizations, for time and eternity... It shall never be necessary to change it."
During the 1996 presidential election while running for the Republican Party presidential nomination, he criticized former President George H. W. Bush as a man "responsible for inestimable damage toward the destruction of this sovereign democratic constitutional republic [who] continued to water the seeds of international, Satanic Marxism to the exclusion of our national sovereignty". He added that President Bill Clinton "merely shifted into overdrive the socialistic, Marxist New World Order agenda." He appeared on the primary ballot in Puerto Rico and received 34 votes (0.01%). In the general election, Fellure received one write-in vote in Idaho.
Fellure again filed to run for president in 2000, but did not appear on any primary ballots. In 2004, he challenged incumbent President George W. Bush for the Republican Party nomination. Fellure was the only candidate to appear alongside Bush in the North Dakota caucus, as he met the Federal Election Commission requirement of $5,000 in receipts. He received 14 of the 2,020 votes cast (about 0.7%), and lost all 26 delegates to Bush.
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After another run in 2008, Fellure initially ran for the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nomination. He then decided to seek the nomination of the Prohibition Party at the party's national convention in Cullman, Alabama. Fellure was nominated for president on the second ballot, beating out former Thompson Township tax assessor and longtime Prohibition Party activist James Hedges of Pennsylvania. Party chairman Toby Davis was named as his running mate. The ticket appeared on the ballot only in Louisiana and received 518 votes on Election Day.
In November 2012, Fellure filed with the FEC to run for the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nomination. He was unsuccessful. In November 2016, Fellure filed to run for the party's 2020 presidential nomination.
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|Prohibition Party presidential nominee