Green Party FAQ: What The Media Should Know About The Race For The Green Presidential Nomination, Green Ballot Lines, And The 2012 Green National…
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Green Party FAQ: What The Media Should Know About The Race For The Green Presidential Nomination, Green Ballot Lines, And The 2012
Who are the candidates competing for the
Greens have welcomed
Green presidential campaign news http://gp.org/2012/campaign-news.html Candidates' bios http://gp.org/2012/candidates.html Results of state
How will the Green nominee be chosen?
State Green Parties have been participating in primary elections and hold statewide conventions and caucuses to apportion delegates for the nomination, which will take place on
During the one or more rounds of voting by delegates, the first presidential candidate to gain more than half of the votes will win the nomination.
The 50 states,
Can the media attend the
On Saturday (nomination day), a press conference at
How many ballot lines will the
Why does the
The most important reason is that Americans deserve a real choice on
The Green presidential ticket leads the party's slate of candidates for all offices. The nominees express the party's platform, principles, and positions and generate national attention for the
Some states use numbers of votes cast for a presidential candidate among their qualifications for party recognition.
What challenges do Green candidates face in their campaigns?
The greatest challenges are the grossly unfair and antidemocratic election rules in many states. Democratic and Republican politicians in such states have together enacted ballot access rules that privilege themselves and obstruct independent and alternative party candidates.
Green presidential candidates are routinely excluded from debates sponsored by the
Finally, Green candidates must sometimes deal with the mistaken belief among some voters that only Democrats and Republicans are the only "legitimate" candidates or that a two-party limit is enshrined in the US Constitution.
Are Greens concerned that a Green presidential candidate might affect the election outcome in 2012, after accusations that
The 2000 accusation is based on the idea that obstruction of voters, manipulation of vote counts, and a possible election theft by a major party (the
Greens are less concerned about the Obama-Romney contest than with the fact that neither has an adequate jobs program, climate-change action program, or plan to halt home foreclosures; both have embraced military attacks without provocation on other countries; both join their parties in favor of the
Greens encourage Americans who want fair and open elections to help us replace at-large and winner-take-all voting with important democratic reforms like Instant Runoff Voting (also called Ranked-Choice Voting) and Proportional Representation.
What is the
All three Green presidential candidates, as well as many other Greens, have participated in Occupy protests and on some occasions were asked to speak at Occupy rallies.
Green candidate database and campaign information: http://www.gp.org /elections.shtml
Livestream Channel http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus
GP-TV Twitter page http://www.gp.org/twitter
Facebook page http://www.gp.org/facebook
Green Pages: The official publication of record of the
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