George Wallace’s political party grows and confuses in California

By John Hrabe | Cal Watchdog.

Here’s a fact that’s no April Fool’s Day joke. A political party, which traces its history to the segregationist platform of Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace and his 1968 presidential bid, is the fastest growing political party in California.

The state that is home to more than 10 million immigrants and a quarter of America’s immigrant population is churning out new members of the American Independent Party at a record pace, according to voter registration statistics.

A group of savvy political veterans, calling themselves the AIPrl Fooled Campaign, says that the record number of sign-ups has nothing to do with ideology and everything to do with voter confusion. And they are using this April Fool’s Day to alert independent voters that the American Independent Party is not the same thing as being politically independent.

at Cal Watchdog.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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