According to wikipedia
The American Independent Party (AIP) is a far-right political party of the United States that was established in 1967. The AIP is best known for its nomination of former Governor George Wallace of Alabama, who carried five states in the 1968 presidential election running on a segregationist platform against Richard M. Nixon and Hubert H. Humphrey. The party split in 1976 into the modern American Independent Party and the American Party. From 1992 until 2008, the party was the California affiliate of the national Constitution Party.
Since that time, the AIP’s ballot line has been controlled by a faction that does not affiliate with the Constitutionists. In Presidential elections, they have co-nominated America’s Party candidates Alan Keyes (2008) and Tom Hoefling (2012) and Republican candidate Donald Trump (2016). Another faction loyal to the Constitution Party claimed to be the real AIP and pursued its case in court, but did not succeed. Reconciliation talks have been held a number of times between the AIP and CP, but never bore fruit…until now.
CPUSA office staffer April Furst has informed IPR that the two parties will now once again affiliate with each other. We also reached out to long time antagonists Don Grundmann and Mark Seidenberg, famous for many bitter flame wars with each other in past IPR threads. They have confirmed that they have now reconciled on both a political and personal level. “We don’t know what we were thinking,” they told us in unison, at the same time.