Sunday, April 17, 2016

"The Fastest Growing Political Party in California"

"The American Independent Party's roots date back to 1967 when George Wallace, a segregationist, launched his ​second​ run for the White House. Wallace, ​who had run as a Democrat in 1964, helped create the new party and ran on its ticket.​ Today, that party exists only in California.
"'We're not segregationist anymore,' said Markham Robinson, who serves as chairman of the American Independent Party's executive committee. 'What we are now is a conservative, constitutionalist party.'"

John Myers, Christine Mai-Duc, and Ben Welsh in the Los Angeles Times report the results of an investigation of AIP membership that found that "[n]early three in four people did not realize they had joined the party."

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