American Independent Party

American Independent Party
ChairmanMarkham Robinson (CA)[1]
Vice ChairmanMark Seidenberg (CA)[1]
FoundedJuly 8, 1967 (1967-07-08)
Split fromDemocratic Party
Headquarters476 Deodara St.
Vacaville, California 95688
Political positionFar-right[3][4][5][6]
National affiliationAmerica's Party[7]
Colors  Purple
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The American Independent Party (AIP) is a far-right political party in the United States that was established in 1967. The AIP is best known for its nomination of former Democratic Governor George Wallace of Alabama, who carried five states in the 1968 presidential election running on a segregationist "law and order" platform against Richard M. Nixon and Hubert H. Humphrey. In 1976, the party split into the modern American Independent Party and the American Party. From 1992 until 2008, the party was the California affiliate of the national Constitution Party. Its exit from the Constitution Party led to a leadership dispute during the 2016 election.

  1. ^ a b "American Independent Party Leadership, State Central Committee for Term Ending 09/03/2020". American Independent Party. 2019.
  2. ^ John Myers, Would-be independents joining the American Independent Party could blame California's voter registration card, Los Angeles Times (April 19, 2016).
  3. ^ James Aho, Far-Right Fantasy: A Sociology of American Religion and Politics (Routledge, 2015), p. 15.
  4. ^ George Michael, Willis Carto and the American Far Right (University Press of Florida, 2008), p. 160.
  5. ^ Martin Durham, The Christian Right, the Far Right and the Boundaries of American Conservatism (Manchester University Press, 2000), p. 8.
  6. ^ "Many American Independent Party voters in California are mis-registered".
  7. ^ "History of the American Independent Party". American Independent Party. 2011.