Modal close

Hi there,

You turn to Democracy Now! for ad-free daily news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines, or our in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power. You need news that isn't being paid for by campaigns or corporations. We produce our daily news hour at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation—all without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How? This model of news depends on your support. Right now, every new monthly sustaining donation to Democracy Now! will be tripled by a generous supporter. That means if you can give just $4 a month, Democracy Now! gets $12 today.  Pretty amazing right? If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, start your monthly contribution today. Thanks so much. -Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Donate

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Default content image
Listen
Media Options
Listen

With results in from primaries around the country yesterday, third party candidates will be waiting a couple more days before their paper ballot primary votes have all been tallied. Making it virtually impossible to mount a significant electoral challenge to the two major parties, this paper ballot system is only one of the obstacles third parties face.

In Illinois, the Green Party’s campaign for Ralph Nader for President has had to sue the state of Illinois for their unconstitutional ballot law. Two weeks ago a federal court ruled on behalf of the Green party, and forced the Illinois Board of Elections to accept 16,000 signatures that Nader’s campaign collected, putting the campaign well over the required number of signatures required to put Nader on the ballot. In spite of this hard-earned victory, the Democratic Party of Illinois is now challenging those signatures. Illustrating the force the Democrats perceive the Green Party to have in Illinois, they have spent the last weeks meticulously checking the legitimacy of at least half of the almost 40,000 signatures on the Green Party’s petition to put Nader on the Presidential ballot.

Guest:

  • Dan Johnson Weinberger, the Illinois Coordinator for the Ralph Nader Presidential Campaign, Outreach Organizer to Political Reformers, and he is of course a Green Party member as well.

Related Story

Video squareStorySep 18, 2018Intercept Report Reveals Senate Ignored Federal Court Employees Willing to Testify Against Kavanaugh
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop