The narrative that we “can’t” win in November is getting repeated in all corners of the echo chamber.
Look: we CAN win. We can. We can do it right now. It’s just a matter of getting people to recognize that we can do it.
Greens have been ballot qualified to secure at least 400 electoral college votes in every single presidential election since Ralph Nader’s runs in 1996 and 2000. In 2000, we were on the ballot in 43 states – the year that everybody set their hair on fire and told us we “couldn’t possibly ever” win, and a vote for Nader was just throwing your vote away.
Since 2004, even at our leanest, we’ve still been ballot qualified such that we can clear at least 400 electoral college votes, out of 270 needed to win the presidency.
We can win. The reason we don’t, is because we buy into the lie that says we can’t.
- Nader’s 2000 Campaign:
- Green Party Ballot Access, 2004-16: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Party_of_the_United_States#Presidential_ballot_access