Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their New Year!
Tom Cleland is a third party activist and blogger from Minnesota. He was a volunteer for Green Party candidate Farheen Hakeem for Governor.
Tom posted at his blog:
Main Lesson of 2010
We forced the recount! The main lesson of 2010 is that if Democrats ignore Green Party issues, they risk losing elections.
The background of the story is in a longer, previous post, where Tom writes:
But my proudest accomplishment of 2010 was the work I did for the gubernatorial campaign of Farheen Hakeem and her running mate Dan Dittmann. First we needed to collect at least 2,000 signatures to get them on the ballot, of which I got 500. Then we needed to get our message out…
In the end, we only got 0.29% of the vote, but it was enough to force the recount. Farheen also won the FairVote Ranked Poll…