The Constitution Party is the fastest growing political party in terms of voter registration. There are thousands of registered Constitution Party voters. This does not take into account the many states which do not tally voter registrations by party. In addition, thousands of voters registered with other parties have chosen to vote for Constitution Party candidates at the national, state and local levels.
One quarter of all voters nationwide are registered as independent or as members of a ‘third party’. Over the last 10 years this has been the largest growing segment of voter registrations. In some states third party or independent registrations approach one third of all registered voters.
Independent voters are playing a bigger role in national and local politics as disappointment with both the Republican and Democratic parties increases.
A Fox News poll (www.foxnews.com) showed 67% of Americans said they'd consider voting for an independent candidate. An earlier Rasmussen survey showed 58% said it would be good for the United States to have a "truly competitive" third party. Voters are now weighing their options, especially on the issue of immigration. According to Rasmussen, 35% of conservatives said they'd pick a third party candidate over a Republican.
This year, the Constitution Party hopes to have ballot access in all or most of the 50 states.
America needs the Constitution Party because an overwhelming majority of our Congressmen, judges, presidents, and elected officials routinely ignore the constitutional limits placed on their power. As a result, there are now very few areas where government is not involved in our lives, a radical and alarming departure from our almost-forgotten tradition of limited government and very broad individual freedoms. Both major parties, in spite of their rhetoric, routinely ignore the limits put in place by our Founding Fathers in the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution Party will restore the government to its constitutional limited authority.
A coalition of independent state parties united to form the U.S. Taxpayers Party. The party’s founder, Howard Phillips, was on the ballot in 21 states as its first presidential candidate.
Party recognized by Federal Election Commission as a national party bringing the number of nationally recognized parties to 5. Ballot access achieved in 39 states for the 1996 elections, representing over 80% of the Electoral College votes available.
Name changed to "Constitution Party" by delegates at the National Convention to better reflect the party’s primary focus of returning government to the U.S. Constitution’s provisions and limitations.
2000 & 2004
The party achieved ballot access in 41 and 36 states respectively. Though the party was on fewer state ballots in 2004, the vote tally increased by 40% compared to the 2000 elections while other ‘alternative’ parties lost ground or barely matched their 2000 vote totals.
The Constitution Party was on the ballot in 37 states. Presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin and vice-presidential candidate Darrell Castle, endorsed by former GOP presidential candidate, Congressman Ron Paul, polled a higher percentage of the vote than any other Constitution Party presidential ticket in 27 states