American Independent PartyAmerican Independent Party
is a United States
political party. The party was established in 1968
governor George Wallace
. Wallace was on every state ballot. Wallace and his running mate Curtis E. LeMay
received 13.5% of the popular vote and 46 electoral votes. The party was opposed to Civil Rights Act of 1964
and opposed to federal government welfare programs.
In 1969, representatives from 38 states established the American Party as the successor to the American Independent Party. In 1976, the American Party split into the American Party and the American Independent Party. Both of the parties have nominated candidates for the presidency and other offices. Neither the American Party or the American Independent Party have had much national success.
- 1968 George Wallace
- 1972 John G. Schmitz
- 1976 Lester Maddox American Independent Party
- 1976 Thomas J Anderson American Party
See also: List of political parties in the United States