BOSTON (CBS) – The Green Party candidate for president is pushing back against those who see her as a spoiler in the race.
Jill Stein, who is up to 4 percent in the latest CBS News poll, told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 that every vote counts.
“We encourage people not to throw your vote away on more of a two-party failed political system, but to invest your vote in a real movement for change that our party alone represents,” she said.
Stein said there’s an “intimidation campaign” to pressure people into voting for either Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump.
“Hillary and Donald are the most disliked and untrusted presidential candidates in our history,” Stein said. “They are not entitled to our votes. They have to earn our votes. They have not earned our votes.”
Stein lives in Lexington and has run for Massachusetts governor twice. She blames the media for her low poll numbers.
“The American people have been prohibited from finding out about their other two choices at a time when that is exactly what they have been screaming for,” she said.
Stein said she hasn’t ruled out another run for president in 2020.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Diane Stern reports: