Tag Archives: Farheen Hakeem

New Year’s reflection from an electoral activist

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.

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Rich Whitney Leads Green Party Gubernatorial Results

Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

Illinois Green Party candidate for Governor Rich Whitney led all Green Party gubernatorial candidates in 2010 in total votes and percentage of the total vote, with 99,625 votes, 2.70% of the vote.

Only three times in history have Green Party gubernatorial candidates exceeded 10% of the vote.… Read more ...

Al-Jazeera profiles Minnesota Green Party’s Farheen Hakeem

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Al-Jazeera English has published a detailed profile of Farheen Hakeem, a current Green Party US co-chair who has run for office several times in Minnesota, including a recent run for governor:

Every four years the US elects a new president. It is a process that is scrutinised the world over.

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Independence Party of Minnesota holds balance of power in close race for Governor

According to the New York Times election results board, with 100% of precincts reporting, only 0.5% separates the Democratic and Republican candidates. Additional votes which may be counted, such as provisional ballots, make this race too close to call.

Tom Horner of the Independence Party got 11.9% in this race, with several other candidates in the race:

Chris Wright Grassroots Party 7,513 0.4%… Read more ...

Beyond Independence: The fourth, fifth or sixth parties in Minnesota’s 2010 election

Mary Turck in the Twin Cities Daily Planet (H/T Michael Cavlan):

Farheen Hakeem and Dan Dittman are listed on the ballot as Green Party candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, though they are not listed on the Green Party of Minnesota web page and did not win endorsement in the Green Party’s May convention.… Read more ...

Chance to test IRV: FairVote is hosting an on-line poll for Governor of Minnesota race

Thanks to Tom Cleland, a blogger and a supporter of Farheen Hakeem, for the tip on the FairVote poll.

FairVote is hosting a ranked-choice poll for Governor of Minnesota. The poll is a chance to see IRV (Instant Runoff Voting) applied in a race with several, third party candidates. The poll is at:

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Farheen Hakeem for Governor of Minnesota

The Farheen Hakeem for Governor campaign has put out this ad. Hakeem is the Green Party candidate for Governor of Minnesota. Dan Dittmann, also pictured in the ad, is her running mate for Lieutenant Governor.

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MN Guv: Profile of Minor Party Contenders

Minnesota Politics provides a good profile of the less well-known contenders in the Minnesota gubernatorial race.

Gubernatorial candidate Linda Eno is running under the Resource Party , which focuses on the issues of sexual orientation and tribal nations.

Former Green Party activist Ken Pentel is running under the Ecology Democracy Party , which he created while riding his bike some 6,000 miles across the state.

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