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The 2016 Green National Convention, in which delegates of the Green Party of the United States chose the party's nominees for President of the United States and Vice President in the national election, was held August 4–7, 2016 in Houston, Texas. In August 2015, Houston was chosen over a competing proposal from Toledo, Ohio.[1] The Convention was located at the University of Houston with the theme, "Houston, We Have A Solution: Vote Green 2016".[2][3] The convention formally nominated Jill Stein as the party's nominee and Ajamu Baraka as her running mate.

2016 Green National Convention
2016 presidential election
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Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka at 2016 GPNC.jpg
Nominees Stein (right) and Baraka (left) at the convention
Convention
Date(s)August 4–7, 2016
CityHouston, Texas
VenueUniversity of Houston
Keynote speakerCornell West
Candidates
Presidential nomineeJill Stein of Massachusetts
Vice Presidential nomineeAjamu Baraka of the District of Columbia
Other candidatesWilliam Kreml, Sedinam Curry, Kent Mesplay, Darryl Cherney
Voting
Total delegates402
Votes needed for nomination202 (majority)
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Map of United States showing Orlando, Florida
Orlando
Orlando
Cleveland
Cleveland
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Houston
Houston
Sites of the 2016 national presidential nominating conventions. Blue, red, green, and yellow indicate the conventions for the Democratic, Republican, Green, and Libertarian parties, respectively.

SpeakersEdit

Several speakers had been confirmed ahead of time; more were announced closer to the convention[4]

Presidential delegate countEdit

 

  Jill Stein
  William Kreml
  No contest
Green National Convention Presidential Roll call vote, 2016[5]
Candidate First Ballot Percentage
Jill Stein 233.5 81.64%
William Kreml 18.25 6.38%
Sedinam Curry 14.5 5.07%
Darryl Cherney 8.5 2.97%
Kent Mesplay 7.5 2.62%
Elijah Manley 3.25 1.14%
No candidate 0.5 0.17%
Totals 286 100%
Turnout 286 71.14%

Vice presidential selectionEdit

Jill Stein began taking part in the 2016 Green Party presidential primaries in February 2016. Stein was immediately the front-runner and was described by the media as "steamrolling to victory."[6] On June 15, 2016, the Stein campaign announced that it had received 203 delegates, enough to win the nomination on the first ballot at the 2016 Green National Convention.[7] A week before the start of the convention, former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, who served as a surrogate for Senator Bernie Sanders during his campaign, announced that she had been in discussions with the Stein campaign about possibly serving as Stein's vice presidential pick.[8] The following day, Stein stated that the campaign hadn't chosen a VP candidate yet, and was in discussion with several individuals. On August 1, the Stein campaign announced that Ajamu Baraka had been chosen as Stein's VP candidate.[9] Stein released the names of the final six individuals she had considered as her running mate, with Baraka being the choice. The six contenders for Stein's running mate were:[10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Winger, Richard (August 2, 2015) "Green Party Will Hold Presidential Convention in Houston", Ballot Access News. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Green Party announces plans for national convention". Green Party Watch. April 4, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "Houston, We Have a Solution - Vote Green 2016". Green Party of the United States. April 4, 2016. Archived from the original on May 10, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  4. ^ "The following workshops will be presented at the Annual National Meeting just prior to the Presidential Nomination Convention. More will be added shortly". Green Party. 2016. Archived from the original on July 3, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "Election 2016 - Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions". The Green Papers. August 6, 2016. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  6. ^ Graham, Christopher (March 10, 2016). "Arizona has big voice in picking next president". journalaz.com. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Dr. Jill Stein secures Green Presidential nomination, rises to 5% in national poll". Jill 2016. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  8. ^ "Sanders surrogate weighing Green Party run for vice president". Washington Post. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  9. ^ "Green Party candidate Jill Stein announces VP running mate". Russia Today. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  10. ^ "Jill Stein Selects Human Rights Activist Ajamu Baraka as Vice-Presidential Running Mate". Jill 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-01.

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