By ELIZABETH WARREN The Washington PostOn the latest edition of the PBS NewsHour, we talk to Jill Stein about the 2016 presidential election, how a “political revolution” may be brewing, and how she’s going to get her “vote” back for President Donald Trump.
Jill Stein is the Green Party nominee for president and a self-described democratic socialist.
(AP)Here’s what you need to know about Jill Stein:What is Jill Stein?
Jill Stein ran for president in 2016 on a platform that called for ending all nuclear weapons, making public colleges and universities tuition-free, and opening up the economy to the working class.
Stein won the popular vote, but lost to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
What is her platform?
Stein has proposed a $15 minimum wage, universal pre-kindergarten and universal health care, and said that we should “start taking care of people who need it.”
How does she stand on the issues?
She has endorsed President Donald J. Trump’s call for a “moral equivalency” test for Muslim immigrants, as well as Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S.
A few months after the election, Stein said on Twitter that she had “no regrets” in the election.
Is there a chance she’ll win?
Stein lost the popular votes by just 1.8 million votes, or about 1.5 percent.
What does this mean for her campaign?
Stein and her supporters have said she’ll be the party’s nominee because she’s a strong voice on issues that affect the working and middle classes.
The two candidates are running on the same platform, which has drawn strong support from a number of working class voters who were hurt by globalization and have grown disillusioned with the political establishment.
What will the election mean for Clinton?
The election is not over, but there are some questions that will be asked.
Stein is currently leading Trump in the popular-vote count by about 2.4 million votes.
A majority of voters who responded to a poll conducted by ABC News in early March had an unfavorable view of Clinton, according to the pollster Edison Research.
The ABC News/Washington Post poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.
Will there be a recount?
There has been no vote count in the presidential race.
The results will not be available until after the 2020 election.
How will the vote be counted?
Jill’s campaign will be using a software program called CountVotes that will help it prepare for the vote count.
The software will be used by election officials to conduct a statewide recount that will include all precincts and all votes cast.
Will Jill’s supporters be allowed to vote?
Jill and her team are asking the Electoral College to hold a vote-count in order to ensure that Stein’s supporters are not disenfranchised.
Will the vote come before Election Day?
Jill and the Green party have scheduled a series of rallies in battleground states to discuss the issues that will impact working and working-class families.
The Stein campaign also plans to hold an informational event on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at the University of Michigan.
What should people do if they’re unsure if they are eligible to vote for Stein?
It’s a good idea to call your local elections office to make sure that they have a record of your address.
The most recent data shows that in Michigan, only about 10 percent of voters voted in person.
Jill is calling on voters to get out and vote.
Jill also wants people to keep an eye out for the Stein campaign’s volunteers and to reach out to the local Jill Stein campaign offices and get out to vote.
If you are a voter who is unsure whether or not you are eligible, here are some steps you can take: