Tag Archives: American Independent Party

2017 Special Election Libertarian Candidate in Debate with Three Rs, and one AIP Candidate


Attorney Tanner Ainge, Provo Mayor John Curtis, Libertarian Joe Buchman, State Rep. Chris Herrod. (AIP candidate Jason Christensen was off the far right edge of this screen capture from KUTV. Democratic candidate Dr. Kathie Allen declined the invitation. Unaffiliated and write-in candidates were not invited.)

While the Americans For Prosperity (AFP) hosted debate for the Third District US House election to be held 07 November 2017 in Utah was initially billed as a primary debate for the three Republicans who will face off on 15 August, subsequent news coverage indicated the Democratic candidate, Dr.… Read more ...

American Independent Party Nominee Inaugurated as President

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Today, Chief Justice John Roberts administered the presidential oath of office to businessman Donald Trump, the 2016 presidential nominee of the American Independent Party (AIP) (platform).  Trump was also the nominee of the Republican Party.

The AIP placed Trump on the ballot in California, where he received 4,483,810 votes (31.49%), his third largest statewide total after Texas and Florida.  … Read more ...

CA AIP to Nominate Donald Trump for President

According to J.R. Myers, founder and chairman of the Alaska Constitution Party, a source from within the California American Independent Party (CA AIP) reports that the Party has decided to nominate Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for president.

As Ballot Access News reported last month, Trump likely won the CA AIP’s June primary through write-in votes, though such votes were not officially counted.… Read more ...

Tom Hoefling: “If they want to be part of the American family, they must first obtain our consent in the matter.”

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Tom Hoefling is the America’s Party candidate for president. Hoefling previously sought the Constitution Party’s presidential nomination earlier this year, but did not succeed in his endeavor. According to Wikipedia, Hoefling is on the ballot in Arkansas, California (under the American Independent Party label) and Florida, for total access to 90 electoral votes. Read more ...

Wikinews: Interview with California American Independent Party Primary Winner

Originally published at Wikinews 

Alan Spears

Alan Spears

Though most of the media attention of the June 7 California primary focused on the Democratic and Republican races, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump winning each, respectively, the Peace and Freedom Party, the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, and the American Independent Party (AIP) all held primaries as well, owing to the fact that each has attained the status of political party in the state; a designation reserved for parties that can show they have registered members totaling greater than 0.33% of registered voters in the state, and maintained with either keeping registered voters at that percentage or holding 0.067% of registered voters while winning at least two percent of the vote in a statewide election.… Read more ...

Results of California’s Green, American Independent and Peace and Freedom Party presidential primaries

Yesterday, in addition to the Libertarian Party’s presidential primary in California, the state’s Green Party, American Independent Party and Peace and Freedom Party held presidential primaries. The semi-official results, with 100% of precincts reporting in each contest, from the California SOS Elections website:

Green Party:

Candidate Votes Percent
Darryl Cherney
(Party Preference: GRN)
1,034
10.4%
William Kreml
(Party Preference: GRN)
443
4.5%
Kent Mesplay
(Party Preference: GRN)
417
4.2%
Sedinam Moyowasifsa-Curry
(Party Preference: GRN)
587
5.9%
Jill Stein
(Party Preference: GRN)
7,444
75.0%

American Independent Party:

Candidate Votes Percent
Wiley Drake
(Party Preference: AI)
3,814
12.8%
Arthur Harris
(Party Preference: AI)
5,186
17.4%
James Hedges
(Party Preference: AI)
3,223
10.8%
Thomas Hoefling
(Party Preference: AI)
2,927
9.8%
J.R.
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Los Angeles Times: Tens of thousands have left California’s American Independent Party in the last month

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By John Myers
May 20, 2016

A new analysis finds nearly 32,000 voters in California’s American Independent Party changed their official registration and left the party in the two weeks after a Los Angeles Times investigation identified widespread confusion among the party’s members.

The change comes after a series of stories last month about voters who had intended to be politically independent , what’s known in California as having “no party preference.” A poll conducted for The Times found 73% of American Independent Party members did not know they had registered with an actual political party.… Read more ...

Constitution Party’s J.R. Myers Talks About Continuing His Presidential Campaign, Possible Russian Invasion

J.R. Myers

J.R. Myers

From Cody Quirk at American Third Party Report:

Posted by Judy onwriteindependent.org

John Richard (J.R.) Myers lives in Alaska and works as a behavioral health professional. He’s on the ballot as a candidate for the American Independent Party in the California June 7th primary and as a write-in for the Independent Party of Oregon for President of the United States.… Read more ...

American Party Nominates Tom Hoefling for President

6018861H/T American Third Party Report:

The American Party has nominated Tom Hoefling for president. Hoefling is also seeking the nomination of America’s Party and the American Independent Party. In 2012 Hoefling was the nominee of both America’s Party and American Independent Party, and was on the ballot in three states.… Read more ...

List of Candidates on Libertarian, Green, Peace and Freedom, and American Independent Presidential Primary Ballots in California

Austin Petersen (L)

Austin Petersen (L)

Released by the CA Secretary of State on 2/8/16. H/T Ballot Access News:

Libertarian Party:

Marc Feldman
John Hale
Cecil Ince
Gary Johnson
Steve Kerbel
John McAfee
Darryl Perry
Austin Petersen
Derrick M. Reid
Jack Robinson Jr.
Rhett Smith
Joy Waymire

Green Party:

Darryl Cherney
William Kreml
Kent Mesplay
Sedinam Moyowasifsa-Curry
Jill Stein

Peace and Freedom Party:

Lynn Sandra Kahn
Gloria Estela La Riva
Monica Moorehead

American Independent Party:

Wiley Drake
Arthur Harris
James Hedges
Thomas Hoefling
J.R.… Read more ...

Tom Hoefling Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign

Tom Hoefling

Tom Hoefling

From tomhoefling.com:
Tom Hoefling of Iowa, the founder and national chairman of America’s Party (AP), today announced his intention to seek the office of the President of the United States in 2016.

In 2012, Tom Hoefling was the presidential nominee of America’s Party, and was nominated and placed on the ballot by the American Independent Party of California (AIP).… Read more ...

American Independent Party Asks California Secretary of State to List 12 Presidential Candidates on Primary Ballot

Tom Hoefling

Tom Hoefling

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On January 11, the American Independent Party asked the California Secretary of State to list these twelve candidates on its presidential primary ballot: Lawrence Beliz, Wiley Drake, Brian Henry, Tom Hoefling, Rex Kafo, J. R. Myers, Walter Niyakik, Robert Ornelas, George Peabody, Robert S.… Read more ...