Alaskan Independence Party to Nominate No Candidates For First Time in History

IPR has learned from party insiders and activists that for the first time in the history of the Alaskan Independence Party, founded in 1974. The party is in a rebuilding process, but has no plans to hold a state convention this year and currently has no recognized party officers.

Some activists, party members, and officers have helped to found the Constitution Party of Alaska. For the last two presidential elections, the Alaskan Independence Party had nominated the Presidential ticket of the Constitution Party. The Alaskan Independence Party still has over 15,000 registered voters.

16 thoughts on “Alaskan Independence Party to Nominate No Candidates For First Time in History

  1. Laine

    Yes,

    This is indeed true as I found through my conversations with the AIP webmaster and a State committee member Dee who is in charge of party by-laws.

  2. Laine

    Would it really hurt IPR to post a link to the yahoo forum where this was discussed rather than pretend to have done any research, phone calls or investigation of their own?

  3. Trent Hill Post author

    Laine, your forum post was the initial tip, I DID follow up with 2 people. Thanks for your input.

  4. Peter Gemma

    15,000 registered voters – Virgil Goode the CP candidate with the most vote-pulling power in years – and no one is organized, educated, and motivated to seize the machinery and do the right thing. What’s more interesting in politics – a moribund political party or a fiesty campaign? Is everyone too cold in Alaska?

  5. Brian

    Will Goode still be able to get on the ballot in Alaska, or has the deadline passed then?

  6. Laine

    There is a general feelinng of coldness, yes. Only as far as there is no one willing to take leadership who has the resources to do so. Goode could be on the ballot, but no one within AIP I have spoken with has indicated that anyone in the Goode campaign has approached the AIP for the ballot line. IF Goode wanted the ballot line then his campaign would more than likely need to fund a convention for the party because at this point there is not enough money to do so on it’s own.

  7. Brian

    Laine,
    Do you think if the Goode campaign were to approach the AIP and ask for the ballot line, and be willing to fund a convention, do you think he would receive a positive reception? How much does an AIP convention normally cost?

  8. Andy

    Wow, if this holds up the Constitution Party ticket for President will not be on the ballot in yet another state.

  9. Laine

    Honestly, I have no clue. The state committee member I spoke with said I was the first person to call them in a year in regards to the AIP. Communication between members of the AIP was indicated to me to be sparse at best. The contact number for the state chair just rings and has
    No voicemail and emails bounce back.

    I would like to believe if the Goode campaign approached the former slate of party officers that they would be willing to accept any form of assistance to breathe life back into the AIP. As far as cost there would be at least need to be a meeting space, but I am sure even a public library could provide that.

    I am registered AIP in Alaska but haven’t been very involved in the past. My view points are generally far to liberal to be committed to the AIP platform other than the state sovreignty aspect.

  10. NewFederalist

    What a bummer! Arkansas, Kansas, Illinois, the kick in the balls by the California AIP, the Pennsylvania challenge and now this. It looks like the Goode/Clymer ticket just can’t get a break.

  11. Alaska Constitution Party

    If unable to secure the AIP nomination, there still remains a write-in option. The Alaska Division of Elections publicizes the names of the declared write-in candidates along with the other candidates.
    The leadership of the Alaska Constitution Party is ready to rejoin the AIP in order to hold a convention and prevent this tragedy.

  12. paulie

    The leadership of the Alaska Constitution Party is ready to rejoin the AIP in order to hold a convention and prevent this tragedy.

    You should do that quickly then. Sounds like the other guys gave up, so you can BE the leadership if you so choose.

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