Green Party’s Stein mistakenly flies to Cincinnati for rally in Columbus

CINCINNATI, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who’s challenging Democrat Hillary Clinton to become the first female U.S. commander in-chief, traveled to Cincinnati on Friday for a rally.

Trouble is, the rally was scheduled in Columbus — 100 miles to the northeast.

“A little scheduling error,” Stein said. “I wish we had the resources of the other candidates. We’re the only candidate who operates like the American people.”

Stein then drove the distance on Interstate 71 to Columbus for the event.

The rally in the Ohio capital started about two hours late due to the error. It wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the mistake.

The trip is part of Stein’s weekend plans to campaign in the battleground state of Ohio.

As shown in this map, Columbus is located about 100 miles northeast of Cincinnati. Jill Stein called her travel mistake Friday “a little scheduling error.” Map by Google

After Columbus, Stein was scheduled to speak again in Cleveland.

Stein, along with Libertarian Gary Johnson, is a third-party presidential candidate to Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. Both are polling at less than 5 percent nationwide.

Johnson and Stein have spent the last several days asking to be included in the forthcoming presidential debates.

To qualify, they must be receiving at least 15 percent support nationwide and have their names on the ballot in enough states to give them the mathematical potential to win 270 electoral votes.

On her part, Stein recalled the historical aspects of third-party candidates being allowed to debate.

“In 1980, Reagan demanded John Anderson be in the debates with [Jimmy] Carter,” she tweeted.

The first presidential debate will be held Sept. 26 at New York’s Hofstra University, the second on Oct. 9 at Washington University in St. Louis, and the third ten days later at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The lone vice presidential debate will be held Oct. 4 at Longwood University in Virginia.

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