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3rd party results

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    Ralph Nader........ 697,251
    Bob Barr............. 510,570
    Chuck Baldwin..... 181,796
    Cynthia McKinney. 152,292
    Alan Keyes............ 41,241
    Ron Paul............... 19,852
    Gloria La Riva.......... 7,478
    Roger Calero............ 7,209
    Brian Moore............. 6,566
    Richard Duncan........ 3,703
    James Harris............ 2,618
    Charles Jay.............. 2,346
    John Joseph Polachek 1,236
    Frank McEnulty............ 781
    Jeffrey Wamboldt......... 770
    Thomas Stevens.......... 720
    Gene Amondson.......... 639
    Jeffrey Boss................ 604
    George Phillies............ 518
    Ted Weill ....................470
    Jonathan Allen............. 310
    Bradford Lyttle............. 106
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  2. Dragoon68

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    It's amazing that Ralph Nader is at the top of the list!
     
  3. windcatcher

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    1,639,076 votes.....
    not bad considering none had national media coverage and not enough $$$$$$$$$ for advertising.... shoe string budgets, and vollunteer support.... much of which was not even formally connected to organization.

    Now if everyone who didn't like either of the choices of the 2 major parties had picked a 3rd party candidate ...... and those who refused to vote had if not on principal then on protest..... the vote could have been an awesome voice of dissatisfaction to the 2 major parties for change.
     
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    I am one of the 181,796
     
  5. Marcia

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    I don't think so. I think he's the most credible one on the list. Also, he's run before so he is more well-known.

    I know Barr and McKinney from having lived in GA so long. I can't believe McKinney got as many votes as she did. I think she's truly unstable. I watched her rise in her career when I was in GA; she was nutty then and is nutty now. She's the one who had a fit when a guard at the Capitol asked for her I.D. They had to take her away.
     
  6. windcatcher

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    Nader's been around a long time: My hunch is that at least half are die-hard loyalist, and the rest a blend of those who either trusted his reputation and name recognition or a protest vote against the choices offered by major parties.



    edited to add:

    Bob Barr also has previous national name recognition and association with 3rd party causes.
    Name recognition helps.
     
  7. saturneptune

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    Interesting numbes. Thanks for the info.
     
  8. billwald

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    If the 19 least populated states had gone 100% Republican Obama would still have won.
     
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