Green Party Candidate Jill Stein Says Bernie Sanders Was Robbed
By: Igor Bobic
She claims the senator’s campaign “lost because of a rigged system.”
PHILADELPHIA - Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is riding the coattails of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at the Democratic National Convention, giving voice to Sanders supporters’ claims that Hillary Clinton stole the party nomination.
Green Party presumptive nominee Jill Stein courts Bernie Sanders supporters in Philadelphia.
Addressing several hundred supporters Monday in front of Philadelphia City Hall, Stein courted Sanders supporters, telling them, “Your campaign lost because of a rigged system.”
Although Sanders and his campaign staff have rejected those claims, the senator has consistently maintained the Democratic National Committee was biased toward Clinton during the primary campaign. He notched a victory over the weekend with the resignation of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), after WikiLeaks released hacked DNC emails that showed party officials scheming against Sanders.
Stein has been running as the presumptive Green Party candidate for over a year, campaigning for action to address climate change. Like Sanders, she opposes the Trans Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement between 12 Pacific Rim countries recently negotiated by the Obama administration.
Stein has plenty of reason to court Sanders supporters. She is currently polling at just 3 percent, according to a new CNN-ORC national poll.
Sanders supporters were present throughout the crowd, which consisted of a number of liberal groups, including Green Party voters, anti-TPP advocates, socialists and self-described communist revolutionaries. Attendees angry with the Democratic Party shouted “Jill not Hill,” “No fracking way” (in opposition to fracking) and “Hell no, DNC, we won’t vote for Hillary.” Communist revolutionaries voiced their opposition to the entire two-party system, chanting, “F**k this voting trap that makes you believe you can make a difference.”