Jack Beatty Scapegoats Greens - Why?

Jack Beatty Scapegoated Greens As Spoilers, When Non-Voters Decided Elections.

August 10th, WBUR, ‘On Point’

“...But if I may just let me just divergate to looking at the role of the Green Party in this…The nefarious role of this party in our politics can’t be understated. I say one word alone: Ralph Nader. But then, 2016 – the role of the Jill Stein campaign …The Green Party has a lot to answer for... I’m just pointing to the facts, and to the, sort of, aura of suspicion around the Jill Stein campaign in 2016.“ Jack Beatty (8)

Year

Green Candidate

Ratio: Non-voters to Green Voters

Citation

2000

Nader

31+ to 1

(1,2)

2004

Nader

193+ to 1

(3,4)

2016

Stein

36+ to 1

(5,6)


Jack’s wrong conclusion: Blame the Greens.

Now let’s look at that ‘aura of suspicion’: Isn’t it entirely self-cast, Jack? Gee, Jack, you could have suggested that folks support Ranked Choice Voting, in which there’s no spoiler effect – But no, you mentioned the Greens. And the mention is timely, as 57% of USA residents see a need for a third party now. (7)


"First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you.” Union leader Nicholas Klein in 1914.


So for this free publicity, thank you, Jack. Now people can chose people, planet and peace over profits by voting, registering, volunteering and donating with the Green party. This is the only real opportunity for significant change in this election, as only the Green party incorporates the understanding of the link between more sustainability and more jobs with the knowledge of the fragility of earth’s climate.

Brian Cady, Membership Director, Green-Rainbow party, Joshua Gerloff, Green-Rainbow Secretary, Elie Yarden, Green-Rainbow Member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data: 2000

2000 Candidate

Number of Potential Ballots

% of total votes cast

% of registered voters

Portion of USA residents (2)

Didn’t Vote

91,784,000 (2)

87.0% (1)

82.8%

45.3%

Gore

50,999,897 (1)

48.4% (1)

39.4%

25.2%

Bush

50,456,002 (1)

47.9% (1)

39.0%

24.9%

Nader

2,882,955 (1)

2.74% (1)

2.2%

01.4%

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2000

(2) https://www.census.gov/data/tables/2000/demo/voting-and-registration/p20-542.html from Table 01

Data: 2004

(3) https://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/national.php?year=2004&minper=0&f=0&off=0&elect=0

2004 Political Party

Portion: USA Residents (4)

Didn’t Vote

41.7%

Republican

28.8%

Democratic

27.4%

Independent

0.22%

Libertarian

0.18%

Constitution

0.07%

Green

0.06%

(4) https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2006/demo/p20-556.html

Data: 2016

Candidate

Votes

% of total votes cast

% of number of registered voters

Portion of USA residents

Didn’t Vote

53,860,000

39.1% (6)

34.2% (6)

21.9%

Clinton

65,853,514 (3)

48.18% (5)

41.8%

26.8%

Trump

62,984,828 (3)

46.09% (5)

40.0%

25.7%

Stein

1,457,218 (3)

1.07% (5)

0.9%

0.6%

(5) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2016#Candidates_table

(6) https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/voting-and-registration/p20-580.html

(7) https://news.gallup.com/poll/244094/majority-say-third-party-needed.aspx

(8) http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2018/08/10/mueller-russia-mideterms-manafort-china-trade-iran-sanctions

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