Electoral College

Bill Maher and the Corporate Democrats Need to Stop Scapegoating the Grassroots Resistance

Reader Supported News By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman, May 8, 2017 Corporate Democrats and liberal commentators love to scapegoat the activist left for their catastrophic failures. The blame game just fell to a new low with Bill Maher’s latest attack on Jill Stein. Like Hillary branding Trump supporters as “deplorables,” Bill tells American grassroots activists to “go f*** yourselves with a locally grown organic cucumber.” Hillary says she was “on her way to victory” when FBI Director James Comey and “the Russians” intervened. Maher and others say Stein caused her defeat, as they blamed Ralph Nader for George W….

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Why the Green Party Continues to Demand Presidential Recounts

And how we are working to make our electoral system work for all of us. The Nation By David Cobb December 21, 2016 Presidential recounts are not about changing election results. At least, that is not their primary purpose. At their core, recounts are about ensuring confidence in the integrity of the voting system. It is unfortunate, if not all that surprising, that the two largest corporate-controlled political parties have chosen to stand in the way of these grassroots-demanded recounts—in the case of Republicans, actively blocking them in the courts; in the case of Democrats, capitulating in their refusal to…


Votes for the Green Party did not cause Trump to get elected

By Lynne Serpe November 12, 2016 Millions of people voted for Green Party candidates up and down the ticket. These included at least 30,980 votes for Stein/Baraka in Wisconsin and 50,686 votes in Michigan. As a long-time Green Party organizer, I am proud of the two million votes we *earned* across the country, including in Michigan & Wisconsin where the current margin between Clinton & Trump is smaller than our support. Factually speaking, those states would not have changed the electoral college outcome. However, if you are concerned about the so-called “spoiler” problem or don’t want to feel compelled to…


The Best Ballot Plan Now? ‘Strategic’ Voting for the Stein-Baraka Green Party Ticket

truthdig By Kevin Zeese October 26. 2016 Editor’s note: Kevin Zeese is co-director of Popular Resistance and a senior adviser to the Green Party’s Jill Stein-Ajamu Baraka campaign. Donald Trump is campaigning to win 40 percent of the vote for president—and he’s close, with recent polls showing him in the high 30s. But his final performance will not help. Trump is focusing on topics that will prevent him from broadening his base, such as the women he accuses of lying about his alleged sexual assaults, and what he calls the rigged election. He is fighting with other Republicans, like Paul…


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DC Statehood Now

Testimony on the New Columbia Admissions Act, S. 132 Tuesday, September 30, 2014 To the U.S. Senate From the D.C. Statehood Green Party c/o David Schwartzman D.C. Statehood Green Party candidate for “Shadow” U.S. Senator Washington, DC On behalf of the D.C. Statehood Party, we urge the Congress to enact the New Columbia Admissions Act, S. 132 (with counterpart bill H.R. 292 in the U.S. House), which if passed will admit the District of Columbia to the union as a new state. By granting statehood to D.C., Congress will accomplish part of the unfinished of the Civil Rights Movement. On…