Jill Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, will be appearing on CNN’s Town Hall on August 17. In advance of that appearance, Stein has spoken out about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and told CNN:
"I think there should have been a full investigation. I think the American people are owed an explanation for what happened, and why top secret information was put at risk, why the identity of secret agents were potentially put at risk." — Jill Stein
CNN’s Carol Costello asked Dr. Stein if she shared Donald Trump’s belief that the political system is rigged. Stein replied, “I think there’s no question in the mind of the American people, the economy is rigged,” but refused directly state that she share Trump’s view.
Stein’s Green Party continues its efforts to attract supporters of Bernie Sanders to join her campaign. So far, the results do not appear overly encouraging. While many voters are looking for an alternative to voting for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, the Green Party is appealing less to those dissatisfied voters than is the Libertarian Party headed by Gary Johnson.
The Green Party is currently on the ballot in 28 states, while the Libertarian Party will be on all 50. Recent polls show that Dr. Stein has support from about 3% of the voters, while Johnson is closing in on 9%. These numbers are significant in determining if any of the third party candidates will join Trump and Clinton on the presidential debate stage, which requires a candidate have the support of at least 15% of the voters in several national polls.
Many voters, particularly this year, are interested in hearing the alternative message offered by Dr. Stein and Mr. Johnson, as they remain unconvinced by either Clinton or Trump.