Green Party Presidential FAQ 2012

The Green Party has compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions from journalists about the Green presidential candidates, 2012 Green National Convention, and the party itself.

Hawkins: Volunteer Calls, fundraise, naked butts Halloween

Dear Green Supporters: Please help build support for the Green Party in the remaining ten days before the November 2nd Election. 1. Help Call Enrolled Greens Every Green, or Green-friendly person who reads this is asked to take at least 200 phone numbers of Green registrants throughout NYS, and call them before TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, […]

Huntington: Voters reject council districts

KW writes: The Green Party of Suffolk supported council districts, as a measure that would bring a little more grassroots democracy to the current way Huntington elects council district members. However, on the bright side of this election, with at-large districts, it is easier to implement IRV [Instant Runoff Voting] and proportional representation measures which […]

IRV stories around the country…

IRV (Instant Runoff Voting) is usually considered a positive for third parties. It allows people to vote for more than one candidate by ranking them. It takes away most fears about “the spoiler effect.” from Ballot Access News IRV Wins in St. Paul (MN); PR Losing in Lowell (MA) November 3rd, 2009 The ballot question […]

A state’s supreme court upholds Instant Runoff Voting (IRV)

Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) is a way of voting where voters can rank their candidate choices. It is supported by Fair Vote and by the Green Party. Since IRV is a new idea to some people, they often worry if it can be done, and if their local governments will allow it. So, the court […]

NY 20th Congressional Election: Third party action with IRV and spoiler issues

Libertarian candidate who was pulled from ballot, and also made and endorsement appears to be the margin in a close-outcome race between Democrat and Republican in NY 20th Congressional District Special Election. No winner declared. Media says it is another “Florida 2000”

Ballot Access News: Wins and Losses for IRV/Alternative Voting Systems

Having Instant Runoff Voting (where voters can rank the candidate they choose in preference order) and other Alternative Voting Systems are better for third parties. IRV takes away the chance or idea that a third party could possibly spoil an election. IRV also has other merits of increasing democracy, eliminating the “winner-take-all” system, and usually […]

OpEdNews: Cleaning the Two Party Garbage Out of the Drain

OpEdNews: Cleaning the Two Party Garbage Out of the DrainTo Make Room for the Cream of the Heart It’s time for Independents, Democrats and Republicans to come to toghether, in agreement that the congress sucks, to demand equal treatment for third party candidates and instant runoff elections so citizens can vote for the candidates they […]