Searches for Green Party surpass Dems during CNN town hall

Search interest on Google for the Green Party spiked Wednesday night during CNN's town hall with the party's presidential ticket, according to Google Trends.


Interest in the Green Party surpassed interest in the Democratic Party around the time of the town hall but did not rise above that of the Republican Party.

CNN on Wednesday night held a town hall with presidential nominee Jill Stein and running mate Ajamu Baraka.

During the event, the team made its pitch to voters, casting the Green Party ticket as an alternative option for those who don't want to back either major party's nominee. Stein said the Green Party is standing up for "everyday people and an America and a future that works for all of us."

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On Thursday morning, Stein said she thinks voters are upset with the way things in the country are going and expects voters to mobilize behind third-party candidates ahead of the general election.

"Hold on to your hats," she said.

"I think you're going to see a mobilization like we haven't seen in a long time."