The American Independent Party of California is split between two factions of activists. One faction supported Alan Keyes for President in 2008 and wants the AIP of California to be affiliated with the America’s Independent Party, a nationally organized third party organized around Keyes’ run for President. That faction held its state convention this weekend which reportedly attracted as many as 11 delegates, or as few as 9.… Read more ...
Opinion column posted at http://www.constitutionparty.com/news.php?aid=1222, on the national website of the Constitution Party. The site identifies the author as “Jim King, Candidate for Lt. Governor of California and properly elected Chairman of the American Independent Party of California.” The State of California government officially takes a different position on that last
part, and the matter is embroiled in court proceedings.… Read more ...
The verdict is in: Alan Keyes will remain on the California ballot as the presidential candidate of the American Independent Party. A lawsuit brought forward by Jim King, Chairman of the AIP faction that met in Los Angeles last month to nominate Chuck Baldwin for President and maintain the state party’s affiliation with the Constitution Party, has been thrown on out on the grounds that Alan Keyes and his vice-presidential candidate Wiley Drake should have been parties to the lawsuit, since as candidates they were the ones bearing the burden of being removed from the ballot in court:
The Court recognizes that dismissal of the petition for nonjoinder will mean that Mr.
I just recieved a press release from the Constitution Party which cited the American Independent Party’s new chairman, Jim King, talking about Chuck Baldwin. Also, the amount of money raised during Baldwin’s five day trip to southern California.
â€œ Chuck Baldwin is the only presidential candidate who squares up on the issues most important to Americansâ€, noted newly-elected AIP state chairman Jim King.