The Green Party of Texas held a primary today using approval voting. Longtime Green Party activist and co-founder Howie Hawkins won with 80 percent approval, more than double his nearest opponent. The result earns Hawkins 20 of Texas’ 26 delegates up for grabs in the primary.
“Thank you, Texas,” tweets Hawkins, who leads all Green Party presidential candidates with a total of 71 delegates from Green primaries. A total of 202 delegates secures the nomination ahead of the 2020 Green National Convention July 9–12 in Detroit.
Hawkins’ closest opponent, Youngstown Board of Education member Dario Hunter, who currently has a total of 27 delegates, received three from today’s primary with 32 percent approval vote. Kent Mesplay tallied 26 percent for a total of two delegates. Susan Buchser-Lochocki earned the final available delegate with eight percent. None of the above (NOTA) received ten percent.
Wisconsin also held a primary today, with four delegates up for grabs. Results for that contest have not yet been reported.