On August 13, the Peace & Freedom Party of California nominated Gloria LaRiva for president. In PFP’s 48 years of existence, this is the first time it has nominated the presidential nominee of a party with “socialist” or “socialism” in its name. LaRiva is also the presidential nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation.
The vote was: La Riva 56, Monica Moorehead 12, Jill Stein 9, Lynn Kahn 1, abstain 2.
LaRiva is now almost certain to poll at least 50,000 votes in the nation for President. Assuming she does, she will be the first presidential candidate of a party with “socialist” or “socialism” in its name to exceed 50,000 votes nationally since the Socialist Workers Party 1976 campaign, when its nominee, Peter Camejo, polled 91,314 votes. Thanks to Dave Kadlecek for the state convention vote totals.