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   American Independent

PARTY INFORMATION

Abbreviation

AIP

Website

Link

Country

United States

Founded

00/00/1968

Disbanded

Active

Priority

300

Database Record

Posted 1/27/2006, Updated 4/28/2011

Historic Overview

The American Independent Party was formed to place Presidential Electors on the ballot in 1968 who were pledged to George Wallace. The party nominated John G. Schmitz for President in 1972. In these two initial campaigns, the party appeared on the ballot with various party names (American, American Independent, George Wallace Party, Courage Party, Independent American, Independent, etc.). Following the 1972 election, the party divided into two camps due to personality conflicts. The American Independent Party nominated Lester Maddox for President in 1976 and became the larger of the two factions. During the 1980s, the national organization fractured and dissolved, but it remained strong in California. In 1992, the AIP in California became the state affiliate of the U.S. Taxpayers Party (currently the state affiliate of the COnstitution Party).


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

3/17/2010 1:00 pm

News

American Independent Party Primary Contests Will Influence Relationship with Constitution Party

5/2/2008 6:00 pm

Blog Entry

American Independent Party State Convention Will Attract Attention

9/21/2007 7:00 pm

General

American Independent Party bannination to ensue?


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