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US presidential hopeful Jill Stein poses in New York on April 15, 2024. Climate change is a minor issue on the U.S. political agenda and the country's Green Party and its candidate Jill Stein are next to invisible in the presidential race. Making her third tilt at the White House, Stein is relying on her positions on issues outside of the environment to stay in the mix. According to a recent poll, Stein is pulling around 2 percent support, after finishing with 0.4 percent and 1 percent of votes in 2012 and 2016, respectively.
US presidential hopeful Jill Stein poses in New York on April 15, 2024. Climate change is a minor issue on the U.S. political agenda and the country's Green Party and its candidate Jill Stein are next to invisible in the presidential race. Making her third tilt at the White House, Stein is relying on her positions on issues outside of the environment to stay in the mix. According to a recent poll, Stein is pulling around 2 percent support, after finishing with 0.4 percent and 1 percent of votes in 2012 and 2016, respectively. | THOMAS URBAIN/AFP via Getty Images
5. Jill Stein

Jill Stein, who was the Green Party’s presidential nominee in 2012 and 2016, announced in a November X post that she was mounting a third White House bid. “The political system is broken. Over 60% of us now say the two-party establishment has failed us and we need a party that serves the people. I’m running for President to offer a better choice for the people,” she wrote.

“Our democracy is on life support. Belief in our political system is at historic lows and the number who feel neither establishment party represents them is at a record high. We need real choices on the ballot because without freedom of choice in elections, there is no democracy,” Stein added. “When we stand together, we the people have the power — and we can use it in this election to start building an America and a world that works for all of us.”

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Stein’s website characterizes her campaign as advancing “a pro-worker, anti-war, climate emergency agenda.” She is also calling for an “economic Bill of Rights, including the right to a living-wage job, housing, food, healthcare, education and more, so that all of us are guaranteed the basic security for a good life.”

Additional aspects of her platform include “a Green New Deal with massive investment in green jobs, industries, and technologies to revitalize the American economy, improve our quality of life, protect our planet and safeguard our children’s future” and “a new foreign policy based on diplomacy, international law, and human rights to oppose violence, occupation, and apartheid.”

As of July, the Green Party has ballot access in 20 states and Washington, D.C. The total number of electoral votes in the states where the Green Party has ballot access adds up to 256, leaving it short of the 270 required to win.

However, the Green Party is tied up in legal action over its ballot access in four additional states, which contain a combined 52 electoral votes. The Green Party defines its efforts to secure ballot access as “in progress” in three additional states that have a combined 23 electoral votes. The minor political party does not have ballot access in the remaining 23 states, which have a combined 207 electoral votes.

According to Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections, Stein won 0.36% of the popular vote in her 2012 White House run and 1.07% of the popular vote in her 2016 bid. In 2020, when Howie Hawkins was the Green Party nominee, the party received just 0.26% of the popular vote nationwide. 

As of July 19, the RealClearPolitics average of polls including Stein as one of five candidates voters can choose from in the 2024 presidential election, based on surveys conducted from May 6-31, shows Stein capturing 2% of the vote. Stein announced in an X post in May that she had clinched enough delegates to secure the Green Party’s presidential nomination. She has yet to select a running mate. 

Ryan Foley is a reporter for The Christian Post. He can be reached at: ryan.foley@christianpost.com

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