Greens Expose “Spoiler” Myth

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Green Party responds to Stephen Colbert’s repeat of the “spoiler” myth, urges Colbert to invite Greens to appear on his show

Why did Gore lose in 2000? Because 13% of Florida Democrats voted for Bush, GOP vote obstruction in Florida, and a biased Supreme Court ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Green Party responded to Stephen Colbert’s repeat of the “Nader spoiled” accusation during the Wednesday, May 18 broadcast of “The Late Show” on CBS, chiding the talk-show host for parroting a baseless Democratic Party propaganda myth.

“When you look at the actual numbers in 2000, it becomes clear that the spoiler allegation is the Democratic equivalent of the right-wing fringe belief that Barack Obama was born in Kenya,” said Paul Pipkin, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States and Green candidate for Congress in Texas, 20th CDhttp://www.newmenu.org/paulpipkin ).

Greens also corrected Mr. Colbert on his claim that Bernie Sanders “is now being courted by the Green Party to join their ticket” and noted that it would be nearly impossible, legally and logistically, for Mr. Sanders to launch a new campaign after the Democratic nomination. The Green Party has its own candidates for the Green presidential nomination (http://gpus.org/committees/presidential-campaign-support/2016-recognized-candidates ).

Greens have, however, invited Mr. Sanders to help promote the Green Party as a permanent independent alternative to the two corporate-money parties. Mr. Sanders has not responded…

Read the full press release.

Green challenge to Colbert picked up by Washington Times:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/25/greens-slam-colbert-warning-against-third-party/

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Green Party recognizes two Presidential candidates

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The Green Party recognizes two candidates for the Green nomination: Jill Stein, William Kreml

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States formally recognizes two candidates for the 2016 Green presidential nomination, in accordance with party rules: Jill Stein and William Kreml. Both candidates have fulfilled all the requirements for official recognition, qualifying their campaigns for access to party resources.

The nominee will be chosen at the 2016 Green Party Presidential Nomination Convention in Houston, Texas, August 4-7, 2016 ( http://www.gp.org/pnc-2016 ). The nomination will take place on Saturday, August 6.

The full release is online at http://www.gp.org/green_party_recognizes_two_candidates_for_the_green_nomination

By way of full transparency, on May 2nd 2016
the GPUS Steering Committee found :
“…Bill Kreml and Jill Stein are the only Green Party presidential candidates recognized by GPUS since February 1, 2016 in accordance with party rules governing recognition of presidential candidates.”

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