Monday, June 22, 2020

Constitution Party of Indiana Disaffiliates

Craig Marolf, Chairman of the Constitution Party of Indiana, recently issued this Press Release:

The officers of the Constitution Party of Indiana voted recently to disaffiliate and disassociate the state party from the national party. Twenty-eight years have created a track record and the fruit on the tree can be plainly seen. This vote demonstrated a vote of "no confidence" in the current and incoming leadership of the national executive committee. We envision the executive committee leading the party in a direction that will produce the same results that we have seen for the past several years. In addition, the national committee spoke plainly on May 2nd that they approve of the current trajectory of the party.

The Officers of the Constitution Party of Indiana

You can confirm this Press Release by contacting Craig Marolf:

Indiana actually disaffiliated on Thursday, June 15th, but asked me to send the Press Release to you today because of the Texas and Illinois disaffiliations that occurred on Saturday. However, they did send in the notice and received the acknowledgement by the Constitution Party on Friday. I will also add that the decision was unanimous by all the attending members at the special State Convention that was held.

There are indicators that other states (beside Georgia that you already mentioned) will also soon be disaffiliating from the party. There could be as many as 5 other states that will be  joining Texas, Illinois, and Indiana in their disaffiliation from the party within the next two months.

Thank you,

Gary Welch
(385) 535-6298

“Integrity, Liberty, and Prosperity”


Anonymous said...

Is there a current list of all the state parties that have disaffiliated with the national Constitution Party or otherwise dissented from the national presidential nomination?

Justice Apash said...

Yeah here are some interesting articles: 1. "According to Politics1, the Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, Virginia, South Dakota, Texas, Illinois, and Indiana chapters of the Constitution Party have all disaffiliated from the national party. The Alabama, Mississippi, and West Virginia chapters are reportedly considering disaffiliating as well. The North Carolina and South Carolina affiliates are currently mulling whether to nominate a candidate other than the Constitution Party’s 2020 presidential nominee, businessman Don Blankenship. Politics1 believes some of these parties may ultimately give their nominations to the Myers/Lusk ticket." It should be noted that New Mexico is still affiliate but will not put Don Blankenship on the ballot. 2. Ballot Access News 2020 June Print edition.
"The 24 states not listed did not send any delegates to the convention: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine,, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, and Vermont.

In 2016, these 21 states did not send any delegates: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

In 2012, these fifteen states did not send any delegates: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.

In 2008, these eleven states had no delegates: Alabama, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming." Montana, North Dakota, and Illinois recently had parties that founded and disbanded. With all this, I stand by my prediction that Don Blankenship will not get more than 120,000 votes (he might not even get 100,000).

FWW said...

It is a sad record of attrition of state parties, no question. That said, as you know, I have previously voiced some issues with your total vote estimate. But, believe me, I do "get it". Truth be told, even the half dead would get it if they looked at the data with any objectivity at all.

To be a little more even handed, I note that Blankenship and Mohr will apparently be jointly campaigning, in the actual and traditional sense. They are working the Upper Peninsula this July 4th holiday in Michigan.

So, just by this single campaign operation, Blankenship is doing more than what most past national CP candidates have done. He's actually holding campaign events however limited. I know. Wonders never cease.

But he should get some credit for that at least. Source:

Anonymous said...

2008 Connecticut did have delegates.

Doug Corrigan Jr. said...

@ FWW,

Re: "credit" for the CP's national ticket for campaigning in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in early July:

Do a search for newspaper coverage of the four-day tour. When I did, all I found was a single article in a small daily about the planned events. No paper actually covered any of the stops or visits.

On Saturday, July 25, the Blankenship-Mohr ticket appeared at the state CP convention in Corunna, Michigan. Not one reporter or other media figure was present. Not the local newspapers. Not the bigger-city papers that circulate in the county (from Lansing and Flint and to a small degree, Saginaw). No radio people. No TV people. Even though the site is within three overlapping media markets. Even though one of the nominees lives in the state.

It was clear that no outreach was done to the traditional media or, from all indications, on social media.

In 2016 CP nominee Darrell Castle actually campaigned in the same site. He drove to Corunna without waiting for a convention or having his running mate tag along. He, or an underling, did manage to get one newspaper to prominently cover the event.

If you're handing out points, Castle probably deserves more.

Sorry I can't engage in dialogue here, but I don't have the required Google account.