The American Independent Party is the largest ballot-qualified party in California according to registration numbers. The party has stated its preference to have a presidential candidate on the ballot in 2012, but it is not at all clear what candidate the convention will choose. The American Independent Party has moved its convention back by two months, from June 8th to August 11th. Individuals expected to seek the Presidential nomination of the party at the convention include Laurie Roth, Ed Noonan, Tom Hoefling, and Virgil Goode.
Orly Taitz, one of the most well known members of the “birther” movement and a Republican US Senate candidate in California, has encouraged supporters in the American Independent Party to vote for Laurie Roth in the (non-binding) primary.