California held a presidential primary for six parties on June 7, including the American Independent Party. None of the seven candidates whose names were printed on the AIP ballot were well-known. It is now been determined that approximately two-thirds of the voters who used an AIP ballot wrote in someone for president, instead of voting for any of the listed candidates.
Amador County election officials kindly made the write-ins available, even though there were no declared write-in presidential candidates in the AIP primary. Donald Trump received the most write-in votes, and polled substantially more votes than anyone listed on the ballot. Bernie Sanders received the 2nd highest number of votes, and Hillary Clinton received the third highest. Thanks to Mark Seidenberg for this news.