From Green Party Watch, December 4, 2015:
Boston Globe has a story on Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s attendance at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris under the headline “An American Campaigns for President in Paris”.
The Globe writes that according to Stein, “it’s more ‘strategic’ to campaign halfway across the world than in her own backyard, where the lens of the country’s media is trained on New Hampshire with its first-in-the-nation primary in early February.” Commenting on other alternative candidates who have placed their names on the New Hampshire ballot, she said, “These folks are using the machine parties, and they may be libertarian or totally independent or switching around, but they are hanging their hats inside of the machines which gives them the right to be on the ballot.”
Stein added, “The system is very biased against independent voices. The rules in New Hampshire speak volumes for the hurdles put in the way of independent candidates to reach out to voters.”