2020 Green National Convention
|2020 presidential election|
The McGregor Center of Wayne State University is expected to host the 2020 Green National Convention
|Date(s)||July 9–12, 2020|
|Venue||Wayne State University|
|Total delegates||402 +/- 2|
|Votes needed for nomination||201 +/- 1 (majority)|
2020 U.S. presidential election
The 2020 Green National Convention is an event in which delegates of the Green Party of the United States will choose its nominees for President and Vice President in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The convention is scheduled to be held from July 9–12, 2020 at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
On August 18, 2019 the Green National Committee selected Detroit, Michigan as the site for the 2020 convention, to take place from July 9-12 at Wayne State University. Greenville, South Carolina and Spartanburg, South Carolina were also considered to host the convention.
In 2010, the Green Party's midterm Annual National Meeting was held in Detroit, Michigan at Wayne State University. The theme "Another U.S. Is Possible, Another Party Is Necessary" framed the national meeting. The message was similar in tone to President Barack Obama's use of "hope" and "change" in the prior election in 2008.
State Green Parties elect delegates to the presidential nominating convention, typically conducted through a caucus or primary. There can be over 400 delegates in attendance, each committed to vote in reflection of their state party membership's preference. Utilizing proportional representation, many states send delegates representing multiple candidates, in contrast to a winner-take-all plurality voting system. Additionally, the use of superdelegates is absent and rejected in the Green Party.
The 400+ delegates of the presidential nominating convention are different from the elected delegates of the Green National Committee, the party's routine decision-making body.
- 2020 Democratic National Convention
- 2020 Libertarian National Convention
- 2020 Republican National Convention
- "Selection of Site for 2020 Presidential Nominating ConventionANM". Green National Committee. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
- "GPUS Annual National Meeting Proposal". Wayne County Green Party. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
- "Convention Rules". Green Party of the United States. Retrieved August 19, 2019.