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Stein maintains lead in Green Party Watch presidential poll, with 63%

Posted in General, Presidential Campaign on November 22nd, 2015 by PJO – Be the first to comment

pollJill Stein maintains her lead in Green Party Watch’s online poll on the 2016 Green presidential nomination.

So far, Stein is backed by 63% of respondents, with Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry at nine percent, Darryl Cherney at seven percent, Kent Mesplay at three percent, and Bill Kreml at one percent. Seventeen percent prefer “someone else”. You can vote here.

Stein leads GPW online presidential poll with 76%

Posted in General, Presidential Campaign on October 21st, 2015 by PJO – 2 Comments

Jill Stein currently leads the Green Party Watch 2016 Presidential Nomination Poll with 76% of the vote, followed by SKCM Curry at 10%, Darryl Cherney 6%, Bill Kreml 2%, and Kent Mesplay 2%, with five percent saying they prefer “someone else.”

You can vote here in the ongoing unscientific survey.


Stein makes campaign swing through Texas

Posted in General, Presidential Campaign, State Party News on October 18th, 2015 by PJO – 2 Comments

steinThe Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein “has been touring Texas during the past week, talking to residents across the state about issues ranging from police brutality to fracking concerns. Her stops included time in Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, McAllen, Laredo, Karnes City and San Antonio.” The newspaper notes that Stein faces four rivals for the nomination: “Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry, Darryl Cherney, Kent Mesplay and William Kreml.”

The Laredo Morning Times reports Stein was at Texas A&M International University Sunday “to share her presidential platform [with] students and the public. … Originally from Chicago, Stein managed to get the best of the best for her education, graduating from Harvard College for her undergraduate degree and Harvard Medical School for her doctorate.”

Green Party Watch 2016 presidential nomination poll

Posted in Green Party Watch, Presidential Campaign on October 13th, 2015 by PJO – 1 Comment

Who is your current choice for the 2016 Green Party presidential nomination? VOTE HERE!

Stein leads unscientific online Green Party presidential poll

Posted in Presidential Campaign on September 4th, 2015 by PJO – 4 Comments

An unscientific online poll on the race for the Green Party presidential nomination shows Jill Stein in the lead with 47.9%, followed by Darryl Cherney 27.9%, William P. Kreml 8.6%, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza Curry 7.1%, and Kent Mesplay 2.9%. In addition, 5.7% of the 142 respondents wrote in other names.

In a Facebook comment Thursday, Curry urged Green Party members to stop referring to Stein as the “frontrunner” since the nominee selection process has yet to begin. While the Green Party does take part in several state presidential primaries, the party’s nominees for president and vice president will be chosen by delegates to the party’s national convention in Houston next August.

Green Party of California Primary Results

Posted in Congressional Campaigns, Presidential Campaign, State Party News on June 6th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – 3 Comments

Jill Stein won the Green Party of California Primary vote with 48% of the total, surviving a strong push by Roseanne Barr over the last two weeks to gain ground in the Delegate count.  Over 13 thousand votes were cast in the Green Party presidential primary, and another 19 thousand votes were cast for Green Party Congressional candidates, but unfortunately none made it into the top two to move on to the General Election.

Presidential Primary:

  1. Jill Stein – 6,563 votes (48.6%)
  2. Roseanne Barr – 5,396 votes (40.0%)
  3. Kent Mesplay – 1,534 votes (11.4%)

This will likely distribute California’s 65 Delegates in the following manner:

  • Jill Stein – 32 Delegates
  • Roseanne Barr – 26 Delegates
  • Kent Mesplay – 7 Delegates

In other California races, here are the outcomes according to the California Secretary of State:

House of Representatives:

Barry Hermanson (CD12) – 4,677 votes (5.2%) 3rd out of 6. Note that Nancy Pelosi won with 74% of the vote, but the second place finisher, Republican John Dennis, only won 12,562 votes. Hermanson was just 8K votes shy of making the “top two”

Carol Brouillet (CD18) – 3,890 votes (4.1%) 4th of 4 candidates

Eric Peterson (CD20) - 1,449 votes (2.0%) 5th of 7 candidates

Michael Powelson (CD30) – 1,523 votes (2.0%) 6th of 7 candidates

David Steinman (CD33) – 3,057 votes (3.4%) 6th of 8 candidates

Anthony Vieyra (CD35) – 5,371 votes (18.7%) 3rd of 3 candidates. NOTE that in this race the other two candidates were both Democrats, who will both move on to the general election. It should be pointed out that 18% is a very good turnout for the Green candidate, and Vieyra had the highest total vote among the California Congressional Candidates and the highest percentage finish as well.

In total, 19,967 votes were cast in California for Congressional candidates in the “top two” primary. Because of California’s Top Two election law, none of them will appear on the general election ballot in November.

In State Legislative races, there were three Greens on the ballot:

David Edwards (SAD1) – 5,050 (5.8%) 4th of 5 candidates. Note that the top two winners were both Republicans, with the Democrat finishing in 3rd place. Edwards beat the Libertarian, who finished in 5th.

Pamela Elizondo (SAD2) – 6,374 (8.6%) 3rd of 4 candidates. Note that the other 3 candidates were all Democrats.

Jack Lindblad (SAD39) – 1,895 (7.5%) 5th of 6 candidates. The top two finishers were both Democrats, with the other 3 candidates all Republicans.

Local Races:

Gary Blenner (Sacramento County Super d.4) – 6,466 votes (23.32%) 3rd of 3 candidates

Jane Rands (Fullerton City Council) – 3,340 (26.3%) 2nd of 4 candidates. Note that this was a Recall election of three city councilors prompted by the police beating death of a homeless man that outraged the community. All three of the city councilors targeted for Recall were recalled and replaced.

California Primary Today – Green Party Candidates

Posted in Congressional Campaigns, Presidential Campaign, State Party News on June 5th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – Comments Off

The California Primary is today, which will determine the proportion of Delegates that will go to the Green Party Presidential candidates Roseanne Barr, Kent Mesplay, and Jill Stein. California, with 65 Delegates to the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention, is the largest Delegation, making the primary very important for all three candidates.

On top of the Presidential Primary, California also has on the ballot the open “top two” primary, in which the top two candidates in each race today for Congressional and state legislative seats will advance to the General Election. Consequently, this is an important election for the Green Party candidates on the ballot in those races. According to the Green Party of California, these candidates are on the ballot today:

Green congressional candidates

Barry Hermanson (district 12) – • Facebook campaign page
Carol Brouillet (district 18) – • Facebook campaign page
Eric Peterson (district 20) –
Michael Powelson (district 30) – • Facebook campaign page
David Steinman (district 33) – • Facebook campaign page
Anthony Vierya (district 35) – • Facebook campaign page

Green state legislative candidates

David Edwards (State Assembly district 1)
Pamela Elizondo (State Assembly district 2)
Jack Lindblad (State Assembly district 39)

Green candidates for local office

Gary Blenner (Sacramento County Supervisor, district 4)
Jane Rands (Fullerton City Council)

Michigan Greens Nominate 22 Candidates

Posted in Congressional Campaigns, Presidential Campaign, State Party News on June 5th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – Comments Off

The Green Party of Michigan this last weekend nominated 22 candidates for office across the state, from US Senate to local County Commissioner seats. Harley Mikkelson, who had thrown his hat into the Presidential Race, was nominated to run for US Senate. There are also seven candidates for US House of Representative seats.

The Green Party of Michigan also polled its members for Presidential Preference, the results of which will guide the Michigan delegation to the Presidential Nominating Convention. The results of that process translates to 9 of Michigan’s 16 Delegates for Jill Stein, three for Roseanne Barr, and two each for Kent Mesplay and Michigan Green Harley Mikkelson.

See below (or here) for the full report on the Michigan Convention.

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Green Party Presidential Race Updates (June 1)

Posted in Presidential Campaign, State Party News on June 1st, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – 5 Comments

Last weekend, three more state Green Parties determined their Delegate support for the Presidential Nominating Convention:

  • The Iowa Green Party has four Delegates, and the results of their presidential preference ballot was a slight lead for Jill Stein, resulting in two Delegates each for Jill Stein and Roseanne Barr.
  • The Green Party of Florida has eight Delegates. The proportional distribution of their ranked choice ballot gave Jill Stein 5 Delegates, Roseanne Barr two Delegates, and Kent Mesplay one.
  • The Green Party of Washington State’s ballots led to Jill Stein winning all four of their Delegates.

According to our *Unofficial Delegate Count*, Jill Stein now has 149 Delegates of the 201 determined thus far, Roseanne Barr is in second with 36 Delegates, Kent Mesplay is at 7.5 Delegates, and Harley Mikkelson is at 1.5. There are 7 Delegates that are “uncommitted”.

This weekend (June 2-3), the Green Parties in Michigan and Georgia will be holding state conventions to determine their Presidential Delegates. Georgia has 4 Delegates, Michigan has 16.

  • The Green Party of Michigan is meeting at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, and besides the Presidential Preference process they will be nominating candidates for Congress and State Legislative races. the GP of Michigan has a long history of running a strong slate of candidates.
  • The Georgia Green Party is meeting at the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Public Library in Tucker, GA on Saturday June 2. Despite having one of the worst ballot access laws in the Nation, the Georgia Greens will be looking to run candidates nonetheless.

Also of note, this last week Kent Mesplay officially became (re-)recognized as a Presidential Candidate for the Green Party after raising over $5,000 for his campaign. This is Dr. Mesplay’s third run for the Presidential nomination, and thus far he is significantly behind in Delegates.

And finally, there is some action in South Dakota, North Dakota and Kentucky to meet and send Delegates to the Green Party PNC. None of the three states have currently accredited State Green Parties, but there is a process by which this can happen. The Green Party has not been on the ballot in the Dakotas since 2000.

Stein & Barr Enter Final Stretch of Primary Campaign

Posted in Presidential Campaign on May 23rd, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – 27 Comments

After winning nine of ten Delegates in Delaware and Maryland on May 12, Jill Stein picked up 30.5 Delegates last weekend out of 42 available, from six states. The other 11.5 went to Roseanne Barr.

Our unofficial Delegate count now shows Jill Stein has secured 138 Delegates out of the 185 that have been determined, 74.5%. Roseanne Barr has been increasing her numbers, and currently has secured 32 Delegates, for 17%. Kent Mesplay has 6.5 Delegates, Harley Mikkelson 1.5 Delegates, and there are 7 uncommitted Delegates.

The breakdown from the weekend of May 19:

  • Hawaii – 2 delegates for Stein, 2 delegates for Barr (THIS IS A CORRECTION, PREVIOUSLY STATED 4 DELEGATES FOR STEIN – RKH)
  • Minnesota – 4 delegates for Stein, 3 delegates for Barr
  • Mississippi – 4 delegates for Stein
  • New York – 14 delegates for Stein, 2 delegates for Barr
  • Pennsylvania – 4 delegates for Stein, 3 delegates for Barr
  • Tennessee – 2.5 delegates for Stein, 1.5 delegates for Barr

Given that Jill Stein has a 100 delegate lead in a contest that has a maximum of 400 delegates, is she now the presumptive nominee? That would depend on who you ask.  On the one hand, there are a number of states and territories that have been assigned delegates that have no active Green Party chapters, and will likely not be sending Delegates. I would include in this list  Alaska, Idaho, South Dakota, Wyoming, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and the US Virgin Islands – for 24 total.  There are another group of states that are wild cards – we know there are Greens there, but we can’t find any indication of when and how they will select their delegates.  Those states hold an additional 48 Delegates that may not be allocated.  If those states and territories fail to allocate Delegates, then the total number may drop to as low as 330.  However, there could be surprises, there is word out that a Green Party will be meeting in North Dakota soon, a state that has been difficult to organize in the past.

There are four tests coming up for both Jill Stein and Roseanne Barr.

First, this coming weekend we may hear delegate results from Iowa (4), Florida (8), North Carolina (4), and Washington (4).

Second, Michigan’s state convention is June 2-3. Michigan has 16 Delegates, one of the five largest delegations. Also meeting that weekend is Georgia (4 delegates).

Third is California, which not only has the largest delegation size (65), but has a state run primary on June 5.  Roseanne Barr has been on CNN asking voters to change registration to vote for her, and may very well give Jill Stein a run for her money. 65 Delegates could be a “game changer”.

Fourth, the great state of Texas holds their state convention on June 9-10, possibly the last state to determine their delegates before the July 15th Presidential Convention. Texas has 12 Delegates.

So on one hand, based on a realist perspective on the total possible number of delegates, Jill Stein may only need to secure a few dozen more to get the nomination. But on the other hand, there are 117 Delegates that will be determined over the next four weeks, and Greens can be an unpredictable lot.

Livestream – Green Party Presidential Debate Tonight

Posted in Presidential Campaign on May 12th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – 2 Comments

Show starts at 7:30 PM Pacific, 10:30 PM Eastern

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Green Party Presidential Forum May 12

Posted in Presidential Campaign on May 7th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – Comments Off

(Distributed by the Green Party of the United States)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Green Party of California

Media Contact: Laura Wells, 510-504-4254,

Co-Sponsored by the League of Women Voters; KALW-FM’s Rose Aguilar Will Moderate

SAN FRANCISCO–Presidential candidates Roseanne Barr, Kent Mesplay and Jill Stein will face-off the evening of May 12 as Greens all across California are getting ready to go to the polls and vote.

Joining them on stage at the Victoria Theatre will be Rose Aguilar, Host of “Your Call” on KALW-FM and author of “Red Highways, A Liberal’s Journey Through the Heartland.”

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of San Francisco, the forum is scheduled to coincide with a Green Party of California plenary May 12 and 13, also in San Francisco.

California Greens will have the largest delegation heading into the Green Party’s Presidential Nominating Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, July 12-15.

Details on the Presidential Forum:

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Cost: $10 – 20 sliding scale; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Tickets available here

Free seats will be set aside for media covering the forum. Contact June Brashares at 415-425-3733 to reserve your place.

The forum will be livestreamed at

See more about the Green Party’s presidential candidates here

For information about Rose Aguilar and her KALW-FM program “Your Call,” visit

League of Women Voters of San Francisco

Third Party Candidate Forum Saturday April 21

Posted in Presidential Campaign on April 20th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – 4 Comments

The Maggie Phair Institute is hosting an American Third Party Presidential Debate tomorrow (Saturday) April 21 in Los Angeles, CA.

Confirmed Presidential Candidates appearing at the event include the Green Party’s Jill Stein, Roseanne Barr, & Kent Mesplay; Socialist Stewart Alexander; Rocky Anderson (Justice Party); Stephen Durham (Freedom Socialist); Peta Lindsay (Socialism & Liberation) & James Ogle (Libertarian).

This Presidential Debate will be recorded, distributed and broadcast by Pacifica Radio. Current TV and other media are expected to provide television and print coverage of this event.

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012

Time: 2:00pm until 5:00pm
 (Pacific Time)
Where: Echo Park United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, CA

North Carolina Greens Meet Next Weekend

Posted in State Party News on April 20th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – Comments Off

The North Carolina Green Party is holding their Spring Gathering & Convention next weekend, featuring Presidential Candidate Jill Stein in person and Presidential Candidates Roseanne Barr & Kent Mesplay via Skype. North Carolina will also be selecting their Delegates to the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention. North Carolina has four Delegates.

From the NCGP:

The NC Green Party invites you to the semi-annual gathering of statewide Greens Friday April 27th and Saturday April 28th.

Friday April 27th at 7:00 p.m, national Green Party Presidential Candidate JILL STEIN will be speaking at the home of our own Jan Martell. Ms. Stein will then do a meet and greet/Q&A with our attendees. This will be a POTLUCK EVENT + BYOB, but if you can’t bring anything, bring yourself! All Greens in NC are invited!

Saturday April 28th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. we will hold our Spring Gathering/Convention. As part of this event, our other two presidential candidates, ROSEANNE BARR and KENT MESPLAY will be making seperate appearances to our members via Skype at the Dan Pollitt Conference Center in Pittsboro. Both will be speaking and taking questions of our membership.

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Kent Mesplay on NBC San Diego (Video)

Posted in Presidential Campaign on March 25th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – Comments Off

Kent Mesplay, appearing on NBC San Diego’s “Politically Speaking”, describes ballot access barriers for third parties, and suggests that Roseanne Barr and himself ought to consider working more closely to secure Presidential Delegates.

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