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The Hill: Green Party “has a chance to make an impact in the presidential election”

steinpeaceWith Hillary Clinton closing in on the Democratic presidential nomination, there is increasing coverage of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein emerging as a November alternative.

The Hill says the Green Party “suddenly has a chance to make an impact in the presidential election, with polls showing that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are set to be the most unpopular nominees in modern times.” Stein “told The Hill that the likelihood of Trump and Clinton being the major-party nominees ‘creates a very propitious situation for the American people to actually have some choices.’ She insisted that the majority of people backing Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, are doing so in order to keep Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee, out, rather than out of any real love for the former secretary of State and her policies.”

The Los Angeles Times says that while “the Green Party harbors few illusions about winning the White House,” if “even a small portion of [Bernie] Sanders voters cast ballots for Stein, it could prove transformative for the organization.” Stein said, “This is going to be a huge game-changer for the Green Party. We have seen many former Greens coming back, and new Greens coming in that have been dismayed by the treatment of the Sanders campaign at the hands of the Democratic Party.”

Salon writes that Stein said in a recent interview, “People are told over and over: don’t vote your values, vote your fears. But what we got was everything was everything we were afraid of.”

A letter to the editor of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette promotes Stein as an option, while Mic writes that a voter who plans to back Stein in November debated ex-President Bill Clinton for half an hour this week.

A new PPP poll has Stein at two percent in North Carolina. Stein will campaign in Virginia this Friday, according to The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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