Tuesday, August 31, 2004

An Under the Radar Story

One of the important stories of this election that is getting almost no reporting is the Democrats success in keep Ralph Nader off the ballot in many states. (Nader's petition drives in most states have been supported by GOP organizations.)

According to Chris Bowers, Nader is currently off of 14 state ballots - AZ, CA, GA, ID, IN, IL, MD, MI, MO, OK, PA, NC, SC and TN. Importantly, Nader is off the ballot in such key states as Arizona, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania. And this fight is far from over, with several states still to decided on Nader's ballot status.

The Nader factor kept Al Gore from winning the electoral College vote in 2000. The Democrats have gone a long way to assuring that problem is minimized.