Green Party nominee Jill Stein will be in Minnesota this week

She'll speak at Macalester College Wednesday.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Jill Stein is coming back to Minnesota.

The Green Party candidate will speak at Macalester College in St. Paul Wednesday night. FBI Whistleblower Coleen Rowley, Green Minneapolis Councilmember Cameron Gordon, and St. Paul Black Lives Matter activist Trahern Ausar Crews will also speak, the Facebook event by the Green Party of Minnesota says.

The event is being held at the John B. Davis Lecture Hall, where space is limited. Doors will open to the public at 7 p.m. – seating is first come, first serve.

Stein was last in Minnesota in mid-August, when she spoke at a Neighborhoods Organizing for Change forum. She told the hundreds of people in attendance she wanted to address racial disparities across the country and end police brutality of black Americans.

Some of her major issues include pushing for a single-payer health care system, a shift to renewable energy sources, $15 national minimum wage, free college education, and cuts in military spending.

Stein and the polls

About 2 percent of those polled in Minnesota and the United States support Stein, according to recent polls. Here are some of them:

KSTP-SurveyUSA poll released in late September shows 2 percent of Minnesotans support Stein, while 6 percent support Libertarian Gary Johnson, 39 percent back Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton leads with 46 percent.

Similar polling is reflected in RealClear Politics average poll, which shows 2 percent of Americans support Stein, 6.1 percent are behind Johnson, 39.2 percent support Trump and 45 percent back Clinton.

A new ABC News tracking poll released Sunday shows Stein with 2 percent, Johnson with 5 percent, Trump with 38 percent and Clinton with 50 percent.

To find news, commentary, and local events leading up to the 2016 election, head to Go Vote MN.

Next Up

ballot voting vote

Appeals court changes rules for MN absentee ballots received after Election Day

Pending a further challenge, votes received after 8 p.m. on Election Day may not be counted.

Donald Trump

Confusion over where Trump campaign rally will be held Friday

It sounds like it'll be held at the airport in Rochester.

Screen Shot 2020-10-29 at 3.19.05 PM

This video of the Lowry Hill Tunnel walls being cleaned is oddly satisfying

The tunnel will be closed overnight Thursday for cleaning.

gray wolf

Gray wolf removed from the endangered species list

A decision on whether they can be hunted in Minnesota will come later.

covid saliva test

Minnesota opening its 7th saliva testing location in St. Paul

The tests are free and open to anyone regardless of if they have symptoms.

pete stauber - qunn nystrom CD8

Election 2020 preview: Minnesota's 8th Congressional District

It's a race between incumbent Rep. Pete Stauber and Democratic challenger Quinn Nystrom.

fire, flames

Lives saved as passerby, city workers rescue from 3 from Golden Valley fire

The Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the fire Wednesday morning.

Caribou Coffee Holiday 2020

Caribou Coffee rolls out holiday cups, menu early

The holiday season is underway at some Twin Cities stores, with a nationwide rollout planned for Nov. 5.

Malik Beasley

Charges: Timberwolves' Beasley pointed assault rifle at family on a home tour

The family was on the Parade of Homes tour when Beasley allegedly pointed the gun at them, telling them to get off his property.

Related

VP Biden to campaign for Clinton, Rep. Nolan in Minnesota, reports say

Uncle Joe is coming to Duluth to sway people to vote Democrat.

The president can't do much without Congress' help – so it matters which party wins

Republicans control the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, but could that change?

Trump: We're going to win Minnesota, 'I love Minnesota'

Trump made a stop in Minnesota Sunday, saying he can win the state and the White House.

Here are the results in some key Minnesota races

Here's a look at the results in some key Minnesota congressional races.

Donald Trump is our next president

Checking in on Minnesota – and the country – as polls close and results start coming in.

6 figures to know from Election Day

A lot happened on Election Day, so we've compiled some figures worth knowing.

Minnesota elector goes rogue as Trump is confirmed as the next president

Minnesota's electors – by law – have to vote for whichever candidate won the state. One of them decided not to.