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Green Party

  1. past is prologue
    How Feasible Is a MAGA Third Party?The history of third parties shows no real template for Trump other than staying in the Republican Party or trying to replace it.
  2. 2020 elections
    Ranked-Choice Voting Would Prevent Minor-Party SpoilersSusan Collins might not like Maine’s new system come November, but it helps protect the freedom to choose minor parties and avoids the “spoiled” vote.
  3. vision 2020
    Greens Off Wisconsin Ballot, Kanye Hanging On By a ThreadThe top Wisconsin court ruled that the need to get mail ballots out before a hard deadline this week trumps minor-party appeals.
  4. vision 2020
    Wisconsin Ballot-Access Legal Battle Could Screw Up Voting by MailDon’t look now, but the chaos over Wisconsin’s April primary could be repeated in November as courts interfere with mail-ballot timetables.
  5. vision 2020
    The Coronavirus Might Force Minor Parties Off the 2020 BallotIt’s tough to collect petitions during a pandemic, so it’s unclear whether Libertarians, Greens, or others will matter in November.
  6. vision 2020
    Trump’s Once-Rosy Reelection Prospects Are Darkening RapidlyWithout a booming economy to claim, Trump’s mediocre job-approval ratings are likely to be a ceiling, rather than a floor, on his support.
  7. vision 2020
    Will the Greens and Libertarians Affect the 2020 Election?Fears about third-party candidates persist, but it’s doubtful that they gave Trump the win, and we can expect fewer “protest” votes in 2020.
  8. Jill Stein May Face Charges for Graffiti While Protesting an Oil PipelineThe Green Party candidate wrote “I approve this message” in red spray paint.
  9. Bernie Gives Supporters Red Light on Green PartyAs polls show a significant number of former Sanders-backers planning to vote third party, the senator finally makes the case against Jill Stein.
  10. Can Jill Stein’s Greens Make It a 4-Candidate Race?Jill Stein is popping up in some polls as a fourth-party alternative to Trump, Clinton, and the Libertarians, and has a natural appeal to Sanders supporters. But she’s probably already peaked.
  11. it ain’t easy being green
    Green Party Candidates Make Unsuccessful Attempt to Crash DebateJill Stein and Cheri Honkala were arrested outside Hofstra University.
  12. not-so-green party
    Former Roseanne Staffer Claims Campaign Stiffed HerShe rejected a settlement offer.
  13. presidential nominations
    Jill Stein Wins Green Party Presidential NominationRoseanne Barr skipped the convention.
  14. the most important people in the world
    Roseanne Barr on Short List of VP CandidatesFor the Green Party, that is.
  15. the most important people in the world
    Roseanne Barr to Run for PresidentShe’s seeking the Green Party nomination.
  16. early and awful
    Republican Operative’s Midterm Strategy: Recruit the Homeless to Run in ArizonaThe GOP recruits the down-on-their-luck to run on the Green Party ballot.
  17. early and often
    Some People Are Happy Ralph Nader Is BackIn 2000, Ralph Nader brought the Green Party its best presidential election ever — 2.7 percent of the nationwide vote. He also brought the Greens a lot of problems, after many Democrats alleged he cost Al Gore Florida and New Hampshire and thus the presidency. “For a couple of years after that, there were certainly a lot of negative feelings,” says Gloria Mattera, co-chair of the New York Green Party. But now that Nader has announced yet another presidential run — so far, without any party affiliation — New York’s top Greens are happy to see him back. “He’s a great presidential candidate,” Mattera says. “I say, ‘More voices, more choices.’” Mattera and her co-chair, Peter LaVenia, don’t buy the Nader-screwed-up-the-country argument. “I feel like in some ways the Democrats are the biggest obstacles to change in this country,” he says. “The Republicans are honest in what they stand for.” LaVenia still admires Nader. “A lot of people say he’s egotistical, but I think running for office at 74 is not something your ego would tell you to do,” he says. “I think he’s doing it because he has a sense of commitment to American democracy and doesn’t believe the two main parties are upholding their end of the bargain.” —Jennifer Chen