The Constitution Party may not want Alan Keyes but some people do. Keyes scored his best Republican primary performance of the campaign last night, winning 3 percent of the vote in North Carolina (although he still trailed John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, and “no preference”). Keyes continues to run as an independent. And the state party chairman of the American Independent Party, Keyes’s largest bloc of support at the CP national convention, told Ballot Access News that he would still like to nominate Keyes for president. This would pose an interesting dilemma for the Constitution Party: Theoretically, the AIP has agreed to abide by the will of the national party’s convention. But if it doesn’t do so and instead gives its California ballot line to Keyes, then what? If you disaffiliate the AIP, the Constitution Party loses its claim to be America’s third largest political party.
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