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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
Type Primary Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1976 - 12:00pm
Polls Open June 16, 1976 - 08:00pm
Polls Close June 20, 1976 - 11:00pm
Term Start January 20, 1977 - 01:00am
Term End January 20, 1981 - 01:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorBob
Last ModifiedRBH January 22, 2010 07:08pm
Data SourcesOhio Elects the President, p. 149.
U.S. presidential candidates and the elections : a biographical and historical guide, p. 257
Description
The American Independent Party divides 1973-1976

After the Schmitz candidacy of 1972, the former George Wallace Party began to collapse into factions. The national committee was headed by Thomas J. Anderson. At the time, the national party was composed of state affiliates using several different names, including the American Party, the American Independent Party, the George Wallace Party, the Courage Party, and the Independent American Party.

The AIP appeared quite helthy at the time of the 1974 midtem elections. It offered candidates for the U.S. Senate using the existing names of state affiliates. "American Party" Senate candidates appeared in CT, FL, ID, IN, IA, KY, NV, NH, and WI. These candidates received 399,675 votes to 274,945 votes for candidates using the "American Independent" label. American Party nominees received a large percentage in several states: 15.7% in FL, 6.4% in NV, and 2% in IN and KY. The only U.S. Senate race in which two factions faced off was in CT, where the "George Wallace Independent" nominee outpolled the "American Party" candidate by a margin of 19,184 to 2,682.

As the year 1976 began, the party considered running George Wallace for President. However, Anderson argued that Wallace was moving to the center in order to win the Democratic nomination. Anderson rescheduled the national convention to a point before the Democratic National Convention, which would force Wallace to choose one party or the other. As a result o

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won08/09/1974
NameGerald R. Ford Votes1 (100.00%)
Term08/09/1974 - 01/20/1977 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/13/1976
NameJimmy Carter Votes297 (55.20%)
Term01/20/1977 - 01/20/1981 Margin57 (+10.59%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President 12/13/1976
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Name Thomas Jefferson "Tom" Anderson William H. Bowler Percy L. Greaves Jr. Cecil Moore Marvin Cooley Lawrence Rey Topham  
PartyAmerican American American American American American  
Uncertified Votes160 (61.54%) 43 (16.54%) 30 (11.54%) 12 (4.62%) 10 (3.85%) 5 (1.92%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -117 (-45.00%) -130 (-50.00%) -148 (-56.92%) -150 (-57.69%) -155 (-59.62%)  
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