To: "Edward C. Noonan"
date: Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 5:33 AM
subject: Fw: Ballot Access News > Blog Archive > American Independent Party of California Submits List of Proposed Presidential Primary Candidate Names to Secretary of State
you made the list.
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From: Bill Van Allen
To: Christopher Strunk
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 1:13 AM
Subject: Ballot Access News > Blog Archive > American Independent Party of California Submits List of Proposed Presidential Primary Candidate Names to Secretary of State
American Independent Party of California Submits List of Proposed Presidential Primary Candidate Names to Secretary of State January 13th, 2012
In California, qualified minor parties are entitled to a presidential
primary, and by custom, the Secretary of State lets party leaders tell her
which candidates' names to list. On January 13, leaders of the American
Independent Party submitted a list of 14 names. At this point the
individuals on the list have not necessarily agreed to have their names on
the ballot. The Secretary of State's office will contact each one and ask if they wish to be listed.
The fourteen names include former Congressman Virgil Goode of Virginia, who
is believed to desire the Constitution Party's presidential nomination,
although he hasn't formally announced. The other names are: Philip Berg of
Pennsylvania, Laurie Roth of Washington state, Todd Palin of Alaska, Wiley
Drake of California, Ed Noonan of California, George Peabody of Hawaii,
Marvin Ampelman of Massachusetts, Max Riekse of Michigan, Diane Beall of
California, Walter Nayakik of Alaska, Veronica Piva of California, D. Clark
Ambassador for Christ (that is his legal name) of California, and Robert
Sisilo, who is a U.S. citizen who is not registered to vote and who lives
outside the United States.
The most crowded presidential primary ballot in California history, for a
single party, was the 1976 Democratic presidential primary, when ten names
appeared. It is not likely that all fourteen individuals who are on this
list will consent to be listed, so the number of candidates who will appear
on the AIP presidential primary ballot is not yet final.