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McKinney Wins on First Ballot at Green Party Convention

July 12th, 2008

Thanks to blogger Ronald Hardy at, as well as, the results of the roll call at the Green Party national convention in Chicago are known now:

Cynthia McKinney 313
Ralph Nader 78.5
Kat Swift 38.5
Kent Mesplay 35
Jesse Johnson 32.5
Elaine Brown 9
Jared Ball 8
Howie Hawkins 8
uncommitted or undecided 8.5
total votes cast: 532

Rosa Clemente was chosen vice-presidential nominee by a show of hands. She is the first person of Puerto Rican background to run for president or vice-president in a general election.

No votes were cast from these 12 states: Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, or Vermont. At the 2004 Green national convention, seven states did not participate: Alaska, Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming.


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