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Prohibitionists abstain from alcohol, not elections

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The Prohibition Party has fielded a presidential candidate in every election since 1872. (Courtesy of Nathan Amondson)


Gene Amondson, a 64-year-old minister, has run for the Prohibition Party in 2004 and is running again this November. (Photo by Nathan Amondson)

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In its heyday, the Prohibition Party influenced national politics. In 2000, its presidential candidate won only 208 votes. But the few remaining members of America’s oldest third party are as dedicated as ever.