Green Party’s Jill Stein, in Charlottesville, hopes to stand above the chaos
While presidential candidates from the Democratic Party slug it out with each other, Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein said she is fighting another opponent: voter cynicism.
Stein, the party’s presumptive nominee, was in Charlottesville on Saturday morning, saying she’s campaigning against what she calls “lesser evil-ism” — the idea that voters must choose the candidate they hate least.
“Democracy needs a moral compass,” Stein said just before her speech to about 100 people at the Central Branch of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. “Voting for what you don’t like is not a way forward.”
The Green Party is generally overlooked in media coverage, but it has received even less attention during a contentious election cycle with insurgencies in the two major parties. Stein sees it as a positive sign…
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