Grass roots fire fight

By SARA DONNELLY  |  June 7, 2006

Most Greens we spoke to, including party leaders and average voters, see the changes at the top as necessary growth.

“We’re reinventing the way we view politics,” says Bob Dunning, chairman of the Bridgton Green Independent Committee. “We don’t want it to be traditional and it’s not always going to be the same solution because organizations change all the time. Everything has to change or die.”O

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Do third parties make a difference? Depends how you look at it. Here are the number of votes America’s five most prominent third parties earned in the 2004 presidential election, compared with showings from the two major parties:

Republican (George W Bush)      62,040,610 (50.73%)

Democrat (John F Kerry)  59,028,444 (48.27%)

Reform/Populist/Independent (Ralph Nader)      465,650 (0.38%)

Libertarian (Michael Badnarik)     397,265 (0.32%)

Constitution (Michael Anthony Peroutka)            143,630 (0.12%)

Green (David Cobb)          119,859 (0.10%)

Socialist Workers (James Harris or Roger Calero)       10,791 (0.01%)

Source: Federal Election Commission

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