Over the weekend, a doctor from Massachusetts won the Green Party presidential nomination. But we won’t get to hear her voice at any of the debates. The rule created by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is that a candidate must have at least 15% support in 5 national polls in order to participate. During the last presidential race, the Green Party won .12% of the national vote with a total of 161,603 votes. I was one of those votes.
I’m not crazy. I know that the chances of someone not from one of the two major political parties winning the presidential election anytime soon is slim, to be generous. But I also know my views don’t always align most closely with either the current Democrats or the Republicans.
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