Green Party presidential candidate Bill Kreml won the majority of South Carolina’s delegates to the Green Party presidential nominating convention at the state convention in Columbia Saturday. Kreml won five delegates, while Jill Stein won three.
Kreml is professor emiritus of political science at the University of South Carolina, and challenged incumbent Democrat Ernest Hollings in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary in the state in 1980, taking 8.2% of the vote in a three-way race. Kreml also ran protest campaigns in the Democratic presidential primaries in South Carolina in 1992 and 2000.
Of the 14 reported state results so far, this is the first Green contest not won by Jill Stein. Stein leads the nomination race with a total of 91 delegates, followed by Kreml at 11, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry five, Kent Mesplay four, and Darryl Cherney two. Kreml and Stein are currently the only two candidates recognized by the Green Party of the United States. There are 14 candidates seeking the nomination in some capacity.
Madison, Wisconsin’s WKOW-TV reports on its website that the Wisconsin Green Party held its spring meeting on Saturday and “eard from the five candidates running for the Green Party’s nomination for president. Members say this could be a breakout year for the party.”
Green Party activist Dave Schwab said, “This is the best year we’ve ever seen. People are more receptive than ever. If you look at polls they reveal numbers of Americans are disenchanted with the two party system.”
WKOW lists the five candidates and says the nominee “will be chosen at the Green Party’s national convention, which is coming up in August in Houston, Texas.”
Complete video of the Green Party presidential debate hosted by the Green Party of New Mexico and Students Organizing Actions for Peace at the University of New Mexico on Saturday is now available online. The full video runs one hour and 48 minutes.
Texas delegates to the Green Party National Convention were selected late Saturday. Based on the certified tally of March precinct convention ballots, Jill Stein was awarded 15 delegates, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry three, Darryl Cherney two, Kent Mesplay two, and Bill Kreml one.
The Green Party of New Mexico and Students Organizing Actions for Peace will host a debate between the five candidates for the Green Party presidential nomination — Darryl Cherney, William Kreml, Kent Mesplay, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry, and Jill Stein — on Saturday, April 9, at 4:00 p.m. MDT. The event will take place at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building.
Professor Jamal Martin of UNM’s Africana Studies department, director of Peace Studies at the school, will moderate the debate, which will be streamed live by Burque Media Productions.
Unofficial results of the Green Party of Ohio Presidential Nominating Convention Sunday show Jill Stein winning with 61% of the vote, followed by William Kreml 19%, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry 12%, Darryl Cherney 5%, and Kent Mesplay 3%.
Stein is projected to have won six delegates, Kreml two, and Moyowasifza-Curry one.
Official results from the March 1 Massachusetts Green Rainbow Party presidential primary made available Thursday show Jill Stein winning by a margin of just under 10 to one.
Stein received 768 votes (48.1%), Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry 78 (4.9%), Darryl Cherney 54 (3.4%), Kent Mesplay 37 (2.3%), and Bill Kreml 24 (1.5%). There were 199 “No Preference” votes, 12.5% of the total, with 436 write-ins, 27.3% of the total. There were 85 blank ballots cast.
Unofficial results in the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party presidential primary show Jill Stein winning with 51.8% of the vote. Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry received 9.5%, Darryl Cherney 3.6%, Bill Kreml 3.6%, and Kent Mesplay 2.6%. “No Preference” received 12.8%, with the remaining votes assorted write-ins.
Statewide results in the Massachusetts Green Rainbow Party presidential primary are not yet available, but several cities and towns have reported their results.
In Boston, Jill Stein received 82 votes (58.2%), Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry 9 (6.4%), Bill Kreml 6 (4.3%), Darryl Cherney 3 (2.1%), and Kent Mesplay 2 (1.4%). Ten votes went to “No Preference”, and there were 29 write-ins.
In Worcester, Stein received 21 votes (63.7%), and Mesplay 1 (3.0%). Three votes went to “No Preference”, and there were eight write-ins.
The Green Party of Minnesota announced that Jill Stein won Tuesday’s presidential caucuses with 84.3% of the vote. Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry took 5.9%, Bill Kreml 4.8%, Darryl Cherney 2.4%, and Kent Mesplay 1.2%.
KARE-TV in Minneapolis spoke with Minnesota Green spokesman Brandon Long about the caucuses before the voting.