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.
California allows fusion tickets and Trump will appear on the ballot as both the Republican and American Independent presidential nominee.
According to Myers, who himself sought the CA AIP presidential nomination this year, the CA AIP will receive five electors to represent Trump in the electoral college. Two of these electors, 2012 VP nominee Robert Ornelas and radio host Wiley Drake, also sought the party’s 2016 presidential nomination. The three other electors are not known at this time.
In 2012, America’s Party nominee Tom Hoefling received the CA AIP nomination. The Hoefling-Ornelas ticket received 38,372 votes in the general election.