In an interesting turn of events, New Jersey Green Steven Welzer, Green Party candidate for US House of Representatives from the 4th District, says he will not win the election in November, and says he would prefer that the Democratic Party nominee win the race. He called on the Democratic nominee to publicly support Instant Runoff Voting. The Democrat refused, saying he needed to learn more about IRV.
Over at The Wilder Side Connecticut Green Party leader Tim McKee explains that schools must inform students that there are more than two political parties, and encourages people who find out that schools are excluding information about non-corporate parties to contact him.
Over at Pen Street writer Erica Christoffer examines the Illinois Green Party and several of their 60+ candidates for office.
South Carolina Green Party leader Eugene Platt is profiled by the Charleston Post and Courier in his race for James Island Public Service District Commission. Platt, who won the Green Party nomination for State House District 115, has been removed from November’s ballot for that seat, but remains on the ballot in this non-partisan race while he continues to fight for his rightful place on the ballot as our candidate for the state house seat.
Finally, over at Medill Reports, Rob Runyan explains that Obama benefits from including the non-corporate candidates in the mix, with Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr taking more votes from McCain than Obama.