Saturday, August 06, 2016

NPR: Some Bernie Sanders Supporters Finding A New Home Within The Green Party

By: Jessica Taylor

At the Green Party national convention in Houston, Bernie Sanders may have been mentioned more often so far than the party's own presumptive nominee, Dr. Jill Stein.

The progressive third party has a rare opportunity to expand their reach by picking off disaffected supporters of the Vermont senator. The group had planned to have about 250 people at their quadrennial gathering, but organizers said in the past few weeks interest exploded and that now more than 500 people are expected.

An opening reception Thursday evening featured a speech from Yahne Ndgo, a vocal "Bernie or Bust" supporter who has now found a home in the Green Party. She said the Democratic National Committee rigged the Democratic primary in favor of Hillary Clinton.

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