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  American Independent
CountryUnited States
Last EditedRBH - April 22, 2016 02:36pm
DescriptionThe 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).

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Mar 17, 2010 01:00pm News American Independent Party Primary Contests Will Influence Relationship with Constitution Party  Article Picimpalious 
May 02, 2008 06:00pm Blog Entry American Independent Party State Convention Will Attract Attention  Article RBH 
Sep 21, 2007 07:00pm General American Independent Party bannination to ensue?  Article RBH 

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