2008 Green National Convention
2008 presidential election
Nominees
McKinney and Clemente
Convention
Date(s)July 10–14, 2008
CityChicago, Illinois
VenuePalmer House Hilton (July 10, 11 and 13)
Symphony Center (July 12)
Candidates
Presidential nomineeCynthia McKinney of Georgia
Vice presidential nomineeRosa Clemente of New York
Other candidatesChm. Kat Swift (TX)
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Sites of the 2008 national presidential nominating conventions

The 2008 Green National Convention took place on July 10–14, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois at the Palmer House Hilton and Symphony Center.[1] This served as both the venue for the National Convention and the Annual Meeting of the Green Party of the United States.

Venues

The convention was headquartered at the historic Palmer House Hilton, while the nomination event itself took place at the nearby Symphony Center on July 12.[2]

Theme

The theme of the convention was, "Live Green, Vote Green".[2]

Events

July 10

Main Events
Additional Events

July 11

Main events
Other Events

July 12

Main events

July 13

Main events
Other events
Malik Rahim
Malik Rahim
Kathy Kelly
Kathy Kelly

Speakers

Notable speakers included:

Presidential nomination

The presidential nomination took place July 12 at Chicago's Symphony Center.[2]

Candidates

On stage at the Symphony Center after Cynthia McKinney accepted the presidential nomination
On stage at the Symphony Center after Cynthia McKinney accepted the presidential nomination
Illinois delegation at the convention
Illinois delegation at the convention

Main article: United States third party and independent presidential candidates, 2008 § Green Party

Balloting

Candidate Green National Convention
Presidential roll call vote
Percentage
Cynthia McKinney 324 59.89%
Ralph Nader3 85½ 15.80%
Kat Swift 38½ 7.12%
Kent Mesplay 35 6.47%
Jesse Johnson 32½ 6.01%
Elaine Brown 9 1.66%
Jared Ball4 8 1.48%
No candidate 1.20%
Uncommitted 2 0.37%
Total 541 100%
Notes:
1 "2008 Green Party Presidential Nomination Delegate Count". GPUS. July 3, 2008.
2 "2008 Presidential Convention Ballot Results". GPUS. July 2008.
3 Nader did not seek the Green Party nomination. His total includes 8 delegates from
Illinois where Howie Hawkins stood on the ballot in his place.
4 Endorsed Cynthia McKinney.


Green presidential nomination ballot[10][11]
Candidates
Cynthia McKinney
Ralph Nader
Kat Swift
Kent Mesplay
Jesse Johnson
Elaine Brown
Jared Ball
Other
 Arizona 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
 Arkansas 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Black Caucus 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 California 23 52 3 2 1 4 1 0
 Colorado 3 0 2 2 0 5 0 0
 Connecticut 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Delaware 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Washington, D.C. 13 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
 Florida 11 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
 Georgia 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Hawaii 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Illinois 25 8 0 6 0 0 5 0
 Indiana 6.5 0 0 1.5 0 0 0 0
 Iowa 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 1
Lavender Caucus 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Louisiana 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Maine 15 0 1 0.5 1.5 0 0 0
 Maryland 6 0 3 3 4 0 0 0
 Massachusetts 13 3 1 3 1 0 0 0
 Michigan 17 4 1 1 1 0 0 0
 Minnesota 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
 Mississippi 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
 Missouri 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
 Montana 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Nebraska 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 New Jersey 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 1
 New York 28.5 2.5 0 2 3 0 0 0
 North Carolina 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 0
 Ohio 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
 Oregon 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
 Pennsylvania 10 2 0.5 1 2 0 0 2.5
 Rhode Island 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
 South Carolina 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
 Tennessee 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
 Texas 1 0 10 0 1 0 0 0
 Utah 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Virginia 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 1
 Washington 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
 West Virginia 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
 Wisconsin 19 1 1 2 0 0 0 1
Women's Caucus 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Total delegates 324 85.5 38.5 35 32.5 9 8 8.5

Running mate

After McKinney's nomination, the convention delegates selected her stated choice of running mate, Rosa Clemente, for the vice-presidential nomination through a voice vote of delegates.[12]

References

  1. ^ Venue Options - Green Party National Convention 2008 - Chicago, Illinois Archived November 9, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Green Party LogoInformation for media covering the Green Party's 2008 National Nominating Convention in Chicago, July 10-13". gpus.org. Green Party of the United States. May 14, 2008. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah "Green Party 2008 National Convention". www.gwu.edu. George Washington University. 2008. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Green Party 2008 National Convention". www.gwu.edu. George Washington University. 2008. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  5. ^ Hardy, Ronald (July 11, 2008). "GP Convention – candidate forum". www.greenpartywatch.com. Green Party Watch. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Green Party Presidential Convention | C-SPAN.org". www.c-span.org. C-SPAN. Retrieved May 22, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "2008 Green National Convention: Live Green, Vote Green". www.usmlo.org. U.S. Marxist-Leninist Organizarion. 2008. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  8. ^ Scott, Jeffry (April 23, 2012). "Cynthia McKinney back and running for her old congressional seat". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  9. ^ "Statement of candidacy - McKinney, Cynthia". Federal Election Commission. Archived from the original on October 23, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2008.
  10. ^ "Dem Convention Day 2 redacted tweets ... DAY 2 of the 2016 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION met in the Wells Fargo Center: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania". Thegreenpapers.com. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  11. ^ "2008 Green Convention".
  12. ^ Daily Greens: Green Party VP Rosa Clemente - Vote and Acceptance. Video.google.com. July 12, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2008.

Video of Convention