Lean, Green Electoral Machine
Although Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader received only 3 percent of the popular vote nationally, 32 of 240 other Green candidates won elections in 12 states. In all, the party now has in office 79 elected officials in 21 states, each official serving at the municipal level. That number makes the Greens one of the biggest parties in the U.S. after the Republicans and Democrats. In contrast, the Reform Party now holds about half as many elected positions as the Greens in fewer than 10 states.