10/1/20: Who are the third-party and independent candidates running for U.S. president? – CTV

The following is an excerpt:

Howie Hawkins is a former Teamster and UPS worker running as the Green Party candidate. His running mate is Angela Nicole Walker.

Hawkins is a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Vietnam War while Walker is also a military veteran and labour activist.

Hawkins clinched the Green Party nomination in June after winning more than 176 delegates in Green Party caucuses and primaries. The long-time environmental activist previously ran for New York governor as a Green in 2010, 2014, and 2018 and was the first candidate to campaign for a Green New Deal during his first run. The Green New Deal is a proposed package of legislation that suggests transforming the U.S. economy to tackle the twin crises of inequality and climate change.

Hawkins is also running as the Socialist Party USA nominee. His platform also includes Medicaid for All and a guaranteed minimum income.

Hawkins and Walker will appear on the 2020 General Election ballot in 30 states and territories, including Washington, D.C. and Guam and will be conducting a write-in campaign in 17 other states. A write-in candidate is a candidate whose name does not appear on the ballot but seeks election by asking voters to physically write the person’s name on the ballot.

The campaign is also currently facing legal challenges to get on the ballot in … Louisiana, Nevada, and Oklahoma.


Link: https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/america-votes/who-are-the-third-party-and-independent-candidates-running-for-u-s-president-1.5128491

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October 1, 2020

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