Jill Stein 2016 presidential campaign

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Jill Stein for President
SteinBaraka.png
CampaignU.S. presidential election, 2016
CandidateJill Stein
Former member of the Lexington
Town Meeting from the 2nd district
(2005–2011)

Ajamu Baraka
Human rights activist
Howie Hawkins (Minnesota)[1]
AffiliationGreen Party
StatusAnnounced: June 22, 2015
Presumptive nominee: July 15, 2016[2]
Official nominee: August 6, 2016[3]
Lost election: November 8, 2016
HeadquartersBrooklyn, New York
Key people
  • Ajamu Baraka (running mate)
  • David Cobb (campaign manager)
ReceiptsUS$3,218,525 (2016-09-31[4])
Slogan#ItsInOurHands.
Website
www.Jill2016.com

The 2016 presidential campaign of Jill Stein, was announced on June 22, 2015. Jill Stein, a physician from Massachusetts, was the presidential nominee of the Green Party of the United States for President in 2016 and 2012. In 2012, Stein was the Green Party's nominee and received 469,627 votes for President of the United States in the 2012 general election.[5]

She formally announced her second presidential bid during an appearance on Democracy Now! on June 22, 2015.[6]

On June 15, 2016, she reached the necessary number of delegates for the presumptive Green nomination.[2] On August 1, 2016, Stein announced that she had selected international human rights activist Ajamu Baraka as her running mate.[7]

Stein officially received the Green Party presidential nomination on August 6, 2016, at the party's nominating convention in Houston, Texas.[3]

Background[edit]

Stein speaking at a campaign event in Mesa, Arizona

On February 6, 2015, Stein announced the formation of an exploratory committee for a campaign for the Green Party's presidential nomination in 2016.[8] In a June 2015 interview on The Alan Colmes Show, Stein said that she would announce her intention to run for President "certainly before the summer is up, probably a lot sooner than that".[9]

In December 2015, Stein took part in the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris, speaking at several forums.[10][11] That same month, Stein took part in Russia Today TV's tenth anniversary celebration conference in Moscow, speaking alongside international leaders.[12][13] On February 24, Stein was invited to speak at the Oxford Union at the University of Oxford in England.[14][15] In March 2016, Stein was one of only two presidential candidates to receive an A rating for their health plan from Physicians for a National Health Program, an advocacy group for single-payer health care, out of an analysis of the health plans of six presidential candidates, including the top two Democratic candidates and the top three Republican candidates.[16] In May 2016, the Marijuana Policy Project released a voter guide of the candidates of the four largest political parties (Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, and Green) in the 2016 election. Stein received an A+, tying her with Gary Johnson and placing her above the Democratic and Republican candidates.[17]

History[edit]

Stein began taking part in the 2016 Green Party presidential primaries in February 2016. Stein was immediately the front-runner and was described as "steamrolling to victory."[18] On June 15, 2016, the Stein campaign announced that it had received 203 delegates, enough to win the nomination on the first ballot at the 2016 Green National Convention.[19]

During the 2016 Democratic National Convention the Green Party encouraged disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporters to switch support.[20][21] Stein officially won the Green Party nomination on August 6, 2016.[3]

Fundraising[edit]

In an e-mail to supporters on June 10, 2015, Stein wrote "I'm preparing to make a big announcement next week." She also challenged her supporters to raise $10,000 in that time period. Two days later on June 12, Stein's campaign sent another e-mail indicating that she had surpassed that goal and raised her fundraising goal to $30,000. Stein noted that she would seek to qualify for matching funds from the federal government by raising at least $5,000 from residents of 20 states before receiving the nomination in 2016. The e-mail indicated that she had already raised more than the requisite amount from residents of California and that Washington State, New York, and others were very close behind.[22] In September, Stein's campaign said they had met the $5,000 mark in five states (California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington) and had received at least half of that amount in eight others.[23]

As of November 22, 2015, Stein's campaign had surpassed the requisite fundraising totals in at least 9 states. On November 28, Richard Winger of Ballot Access News reported that Stein would likely qualify for the initial public funding before January 1, 2016.[24] However, on January 3, Ballot Access News reported that Stein's campaign had only qualified in 13 states. It said that the campaign was trying to qualify in 8 others.[25] On January 8, Stein's campaign announced it had enough contributions to qualify for FEC funds.[26] Nevertheless, the campaign did not submit its request for matching funds and accompanying documentation until March 28, after which the FEC declared Stein eligible for matching funds on April 14, 2016.[27]

In January 2017, Stein and her campaign received the final amount of matching funds from the FEC. The final check equaled $134,900. Overall, the campaign received $590,935.39 in matching funds.[28]

Platform and issues[edit]

Stein with supporters at a rally in Boston, Massachusetts

The Stein platform is labeled a 'power to the people plan.'[29]

The main issues of Stein's platform are:

  • A Green New Deal[30]
  • Jobs as a Right
  • End Poverty
  • Health Care as a Right
  • Education as a Right
  • A Just Economy
  • Protect Mother Earth
  • Racial Justice Now
  • Freedom and Equality
  • Justice for All
  • Peace and Human Rights
  • Empower the People[29]

Endorsements[edit]

Ballot status[edit]

  Electoral Votes 2016[31] 2012 2008A 2004A 2000B
States (& DC) 51 45 (48) 37 (44) 32 (48) 25 (43) 44 (48)
Electoral Votes 538 480 (522) 439 (489) 368 (528) 267 (479) 481 (513)
Percent of EVs 100% 89.2% (97.0%) 81.6% (90.9%) 71.0% (96.2%) 49.6% (89.0%) 89.4% (95.4%)
Alabama 9 On ballot On ballot (write-in) (write-in) On ballot
Alaska 3 On ballot On ballot (write-in) On ballot On ballot
Arizona 11 On ballot On ballot On ballot (write-in) On ballot
Arkansas 6 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
California 55 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
Colorado 9 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
Connecticut 7 On ballot (write-in) (write-in) On ballot On ballot
Delaware 3 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
Florida 29 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
Georgia 16 (write-in) (write-in) (write-in) (write-in) (write-in)
Hawaii 4 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
Idaho 4 On ballot On ballot (write-in) (write-in) (write-in)
Illinois 20 On ballot On ballot On ballot (write-in) On ballot
Indiana 11 (write-in) (write-in) On ballot (write-in) (write-in)
Iowa 6 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
Kansas 6 On ballot (write-in) (write-in) (write-in) On ballot
Kentucky 8 On ballot On ballot (write-in) On ballot
Louisiana 8 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
Maine 4 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
Maryland 10 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
Massachusetts 11 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
Michigan 16 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
Minnesota 10 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
Mississippi 6 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
Missouri 10 On ballot (write-in) On ballot
Montana 3 On ballot (write-in) On ballot On ballot
Nebraska 5 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
Nevada 6 On ballot On ballot On ballot
New Hampshire 4 On ballot (write-in) (write-in) (write-in) On ballot
New Jersey 14 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
New Mexico 5 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
New York 29 On ballot On ballot On ballot (write-in) On ballot
North Carolina 15 (write-in) (write-in) (write-in) (write-in)
North Dakota 3 On ballot On ballot (write-in) On ballot
Ohio 18 On ballot On ballot On ballot (write-in) On ballot
Oklahoma 7
Oregon 7 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
Pennsylvania 20 On ballot On ballot (write-in) On ballot On ballot
Rhode Island 4 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
South Carolina 9 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
South Dakota 3
Tennessee 11 On ballot On ballot On ballot (write-in) On ballot
Texas 38 On ballot On ballot (write-in) (write-in) On ballot
Utah 6 On ballot On ballot On ballot (write-in) On ballot
Vermont 3 On ballot (write-in) (write-in) (write-in) On ballot
Virginia 13 On ballot On ballot On ballot (write-in) On ballot
Washington 12 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
West Virginia 5 On ballot On ballot On ballot (write-in) On ballot
Wisconsin 10 On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot On ballot
Wyoming 3 On ballot (write-in) (write-in) (write-in) (write-in)
District of Columbia 3 On ballot On ballot On ballot (write-in) On ballot
A.^ Based on 2004 - 2008 electoral college apportionment.
B.^ Based on 1992 - 2000 electoral college apportionment.

Results[edit]

On Election Day, Stein finished in 4th with over 1,457,216 votes (more than the previous three Green tickets combined) and 1.07% of the popular vote. However, she finished three million votes under Gary Johnson as the Greens once again finished behind the Libertarian Party, though they did gain more votes than Independent candidate Evan McMullin and Constitution Party candidate Darrell Castle.[32]

Recount petitions[edit]

On November 23, Stein launched a public fundraiser to pay for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, asserting that the election's outcome had been affected by hacking in those states.[33] Changing the outcome of these three states would make Clinton the winner, and this would require showing that less than 60,000 votes had been counted for Trump which should have been counted for Clinton. Stein filed for a recount in Wisconsin on November 25.[34] Stein subsequently filed for a recount in Pennsylvania on November 28,[35] and in Michigan on November 30.[36]

After unfavorable rulings by the courts, Stein abandoned her recount bid in December, 2016.[37]

On December 18, 2017, the Washington Post reported that the Senate Intelligence Committee is looking at the presidential campaign of Green Party's Jill Stein for potential "collusion with the Russians."[38]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pugmire, Tim (August 22, 2016). "MN ballot will show wrong Green Party veep candidate". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Jill Stein secures green nomination". Jill2016.com. Retrieved 2016-07-26.
  3. ^ a b c Taylor, Jessica (7 August 2016). "Green Party Officially Nominates Jill Stein : NPR". NPR.org. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Candidate (P20003984) Summary Reports – 2016 Cycle". Federal Election Commission. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "FEDERAL ELECTIONS 2012 Election Results for the U.S. President, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives" (PDF). FEC.gov. July 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  6. ^ "Exclusive: Green Party's Jill Stein Announces She Is Running for President on Democracy Now!". democracynow.org. June 2015. Retrieved June 22, 2015.
  7. ^ "Jill Stein Selects Human Rights Activist Ajamu Baraka as Vice-Presidential Running Mate". Jill2016.com. Retrieved 2016-08-02.
  8. ^ Pindell, James (February 6, 2015) "Jill Stein, Green Party candidate, considers a second run for president", The Boston Globe. Retrieved June 6, 2015
  9. ^ Colmes, Alan (June 5, 2015). "Stein: A Dollar For Sanders Is A Dollar For Hillary". Alan Colmes Show. Fox News Channel. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  10. ^ Johnson, Akilah (December 4, 2015). "An American campaigns for president in Paris". Boston Globe. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  11. ^ Peissig, Joel (December 1, 2015). "Dr. Jill Stein, Presidential candidate at COP 21, to speak at civil society events decrying the derailed COP process, calling for US to lead transformative climate action". Jill Stein 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  12. ^ Konyaev, Anton (December 1, 2015). "RT TO MARK ITS 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA AND POLITICS". RT. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  13. ^ "Green Party's candidate in the 2016 US presidential election said that Russia and the United States could ban weapon supplies to the Middle East and make Turkey close its borders with Syria and Iraq in a joint effort to defeat Daesh". Sputnik News. December 10, 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  14. ^ Clyde, Toby (March 12, 2015). "Jill speaks at Oxford Union". The Oxford Student. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  15. ^ Weisz, Adam (March 4, 2015). "'Fanning the flames of a peaceful revolution': Green US presidential candidate Jill Stein". Bright Green. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  16. ^ Hellander, Ida (March 22, 2016). "PNHP Report Card: 2016 Selected Presidential Candidates' Health Proposals". PNHP. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Where Do They Stand On Marijuana Policy?". MPP. May 31, 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  18. ^ Graham, Christopher (March 10, 2016). "Arizona has big voice in picking next president". journalaz.com. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  19. ^ "Dr. Jill Stein secures Green Presidential nomination, rises to 5% in national poll". Jill 2016. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  20. ^ Valerie Richardson (26 July 2016). "Green Party's Jill Stein needles DNC with Sanders-friendly street campaign". The Washington Times. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  21. ^ "Jill Stein vs. Ben Jealous: Should Progressives Reject Hillary Clinton & Vote Green?". Democracy Now!. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  22. ^ Winger, Richard (July 1, 2015). "Jill Stein Already Working on Qualifying for Primary Season Matching Funds". Ballot Access News. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  23. ^ "Stein campaign makes push for matching funds - America's #1 Source for Green Party News & Views". Green Party Watch. September 17, 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  24. ^ Winger, Richard. "Martin O'Malley and Jill Stein Likely to be the Only Presidential Candidates Who Will Receive Public Funding in January 2016". Ballot Access News. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  25. ^ Winger, Richard (January 3, 2016). "Jill Stein Crosses Threshold for Primary Season Matching Funds in 13 of the Needed 20 States". Ballot Access News. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  26. ^ "Green Party Watch » Blog Archive » Stein says she has raised enough to qualify for matching funds - America's #1 Source for Green Party News & Views". Green Party Watch. January 8, 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  27. ^ "FEC Declares Jill Stein Eligible to Receive Federal Matching Funds". FEC.gov. Federal Election Commission. 2016-04-14. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  28. ^ "Federal Election Commission Certifies Federal Matching Funds for Stein". Federal Election Commission. January 13, 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  29. ^ a b "Our Plan - Jill Stein for President". Jill2016.com. Retrieved 2016-07-26.
  30. ^ Scott, Eugene (August 17, 2016). "Where the Green Party's Jill Stein stands on jobs, taxes and more". CNN Money. CNN. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  31. ^ Ballot Access. jill2016.com Accessed 2016-09-09.
  32. ^ http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2016/2016presgeresults.pdf
  33. ^ Weigel, David (November 24, 2016). "Why are people giving Jill Stein millions of dollars for an election recount?". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  34. ^ "Election recount process to begin in Wisconsin after Green Party petition". nbcnews.com. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  35. ^ "Jill Stein files petition seeking Pennsylvania presidential election recount". pennlive.com. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  36. ^ "Jill Stein files for Michigan recount". Politico. November 30, 2016.
  37. ^ "Stein Ends Recount Bid, but Says It Revealed Flaws in Voting System". The New York Times. December 13, 2016.
  38. ^ Demirjian, Karoun (2017-12-18). "Senate intel committee investigating Jill Stein campaign for 'collusion with the Russians'". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-12-19.

External links[edit]

Media related to Jill Stein presidential campaign, 2016 at Wikimedia Commons