Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate, failed to qualify for the Nevada general election presidential ballot despite submitting nearly 3,000 more signatures than legally required.
Questions are being raised as to why she was disqualified in a state where Republican nominee Donald Trump and his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton are said to be in a virtual tie.
The Nevada secretary of State determined that the Greens were 647 signatures short, and an Obama-appointed federal judge earlier this month threw out the party’s lawsuit to gain ballot access. The secretary of State also refused to recount the signatures.
Presumably a segment of the Bernie Sanders constituency would have voted for Stein in the state that also does not permit write-ins. Stein did qualify in 45 states plus the District of Columbia.
According to the Observer, foul play or sabotage may have allegedly occurred in the signature-collection process.
“One of the biggest obstacles Clinton faced in the swing-state of Nevada against Trump was losing votes from Sanders supporters who switched over to Green Party candidate Jill Stein…The Nevada Green Party had hired Adrienne White, who founded White Paper Solutions in May 2016, to collect signatures. After the ruling that the Nevada Green Party failed to make the ballot, White and White Paper Solutions disappeared. The website listed under the company’s filing with the Nevada Secretary of State is no longer active, and there is no sign of Adrienne White or the company online. White worked with Nicholas Groce during the ballot petitioning, but both White and Groce were featured on an episode of Divorce Court in February 2016, months before working for the Nevada Green Party. The Nevada Green Party said Stein missed making the Nevada Ballot because of fraudulent signatures turned in by White Paper Solutions.”
Back in February, fraud allegations emerged in the controversial Nevada Democratic Caucus where Hillary Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders by 53 percent to 47 percent.
Jill Stein, 66, is a medical doctor who declared in recent interviews that “politics is the mother of all illnesses” and that’s why she now practices what she calls political medicine. Stein was the Green Party standard-bearer in 2012 and also unsuccessfully ran for governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010.
With a social justice focus on climate change and eradicating poverty, the far-left Green Party is seen as a natural home for some Bernie Sanders-supporting progressives — i.e., the #BernieOrBust or #NeverHillary cohort that used to #FeelTheBern — who are fundamentally unenthused about and feel disenfranchised over Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy. Stein has been actively embracing the Sanders cohort among those disillusioned with the Vermont senator’s endorsement of Clinton.
Dr. Stein has consistently rejected the premise that for liberals, Hillary Clinton is a lesser of two evils, and that a vote for a third party such as the Greens helps Donald Trump.
The Green Party candidate has also described Hillary Clinton as a warmongering corporatist and insisted that Clinton has already done some of the things that Donald Trump says he’s going to do if elected president.
Progressive activist Dan Rolle uploaded this video discussing how, in his opinion, the Democrat establishment allegedly prevented Jill Stein from getting on the Nevada ballot.
In a recent interview on C-SPAN, Jill Stein claimed that Hillary Clinton wants to go to war with Russia over Syria, and added the following:
“Under Hillary Clinton, we could slide into nuclear war very quickly from her declared policy in Syria. I sure won’t sleep well at night if Donald Trump is elected, but I sure won’t sleep well at night if Hillary Clinton elected. We have another choice other than these two candidates who are both promoting lethal policies. On the issue of war and nuclear weapons, it is actually Hillary’s policies which are much scarier than Donald Trump who does not want to go to war with Russia.He wants to seek modes of working together, which is the route that we need to follow not to go into confrontation and nuclear war with Russia.”
Do you think it’s plausible that fraudulent signatures were purposely submitted to keep Jill Stein from qualifying for the Nevada presidential ballot?
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