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American Independent Party

American Independent Party is a United States political party. The party was established in 1968 by Alabama 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.

Presidential Candidates

See also: List of political parties in the United States