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The Independent American Party convention in Carson on Saturday

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

The Independent American Party holds its state nominating convention in Carson City Saturday.

The convention at the Plaza Hotel and Conference Center will nominate state and local candidates for the 2012 election cycle as well as update the party platform and elect party officers.

The convention starts at 9 a.m.

IAP is the largest of Nevada’s so-called minor parties. Minor parties in the state don’t hold primary elections, instead nominating their slate of contenders in a conventionforum.

“We had an historic year in 2010 with 54 state and local candidates, three who were elected and one who was re-elected,” said state Chairman John Wagner. “We are the third largest party in Nevada and we are building for the future. People are dissatisfied because it doesn’t seem to matter which party they vote for, they get the same thing.”

He said IAP’s goal is to “offer voters a new vision, a return to constitutionally limited government which protects individual liberties and our pocketbooks.”