Thursday, October 29, 2020

US Green Party: 'There's more at stake than getting rid of Trump'

With left-leaning voters fearing a second Trump term, the US Green Party is facing calls from Democrats to drop out of the race. The party's presidential nominee, Howie Hawkins, tells DW he won't do it.

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Howie Hawkins knows he will not be the next president of the United States. But he is running anyway as the nominee of the US Green Party for a simple reason: He believes neither major political party has real solutions to what ails the country and the planet.

"When we go to fight on climate issues or affordable housing issues or for universal health care," Hawkins told DW, "we're fighting the Democrats as much as the Republicans."

'Worst year' for third parties

Few national polls include third parties on their surveys, but those that do are showing around 1% support for Hawkins. The other third party with notable support, the Libertarian Party, is polling at around 4%...

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