Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein and her running mate, human rights activist Ajamu Baraka, will hold their first major-network televised town hall on CNN on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 9-10 p.m.
This historic third-party town hall comes at a time when an unprecedented proportion of the American electorate is looking for choices beyond the traditional two-party system. A full 40% of registered voters identify as Independent, outnumbering both Democrats and Republicans; the highest percentage of independents in more than 75 years of public opinion polling (Pew). Both Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton are widely considered to be the most disliked and untrustworthy presidential candidates in history (NYT/CBS). Many voters who plan to cast their ballot for Clinton or Trump describe their choice as a vote against the opposing candidate, rather than as a show of support for their own (Pew).