Thursday, July 08, 2004

BAD RELIGION, GOOD POLITICS: As the musicians choose sides for the 2004 US Election, Jay Bentley of Bad Religion has suggested voters think twice before voting for Nader. He's even done the math:

"George W. Bush won the 2000 election via the electoral college (271), attributed to 1703 votes in the state of Florida. The reason this is important, is because while Gore won the popular vote, and Bush won the electoral vote, a third party candidate may have actually influenced the final result. Green Party candidate Ralph Nader received 2.78 million votes in 2000. In the state of Florida, Nader took 93,000 votes, votes that many believe would have gone to Democratic candidate Gore."

Which isn't anything nobody's said before, but it always bears repeating. Even Ralph Nader might twig on eventually.

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