Nader surpasses 2004 vote total

With about 70% of the national vote counted, independent candidate Ralph Nader has now surpassed his vote total from 2004. In that year, the Nader/Camejo ticket won 463,000 votes.

As of midnight Eastern time, media reports are showing Nader with about 475,000 votes… likely on his way to a total of 650,000 or better. Of course, this is far below Nader’s high water mark as the Green nominee in 2000 when he captured just under 3 million votes.

But if California continues to pull in strong numbers for him tonight, there is still a very good chance that he will beat his 1996 result of 685,000…. making this Nader’s second most successful bid for the White House. We’ll know in a few hours if he gets there.

2 thoughts on “Nader surpasses 2004 vote total

  1. LaineRBT

    God, I know I am too hopeful but I still hope Nader gets closer to 1,000,000. It would be depressing if Nader does not surpass 1996 when he was only on the ballot on 22 states.

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