Updated Election Results for Nader/Gonzalez State by State

Nader at Ten Percent in Michigan

Nader at Ten Percent in Michigan .

For fully a month now, the national media has largely ignored the Nader/Gonzalez campaign.

And yet, when the people of Michigan were asked earlier this month if the choice in November were between McCain, Clinton or Nader, 46 percent said McCain, 37 percent said Clinton and fully 10 percent said Nader.

If the choice were between McCain, Obama and Nader, Obama pulled 43 percent, McCain 41 percent, and Nader 8 percent.

This reflects national polling. For example, a Fox poll last month showed that about one in seven voters - 14 percent - say they would "seriously consider" voting for Ralph Nader.

Given the virtually total corporate media blackout, this is a remarkable result.

And we are heartened by it.

For Clinton, Obama and McCain, ten percent might seem like peanuts.

But for Nader/Gonzalez, it shows we’re on our way up.

It has been our contention all along that the corrupt two-party system cannot stand.

Perhaps we are now seeing the first cracks in the facade of the duopoly.

We have joined with you in a rebuilding project.

Rebuilding a people-powered democracy.

That will deliver single payer, Canadian style, private delivery, public health insurance.

That will cut the bloated, wasteful military budget.

That will reverse U.S. policy in the Middle East.

That will secure a living wage.

That will end the illegal war in Iraq.

Last month the Zogby poll put Ralph Nader at five to six percent nationwide.

This month, it’s ten percent in Michigan.

Thanks to you, we have made great strides over the past few months.

But we see this as just a beginning.

Here is what we must do now.

We are very close to securing federal matching funds.

What does it mean to secure matching funds?

For every dollar you give up to $250 - and we thank you for each and every dollar - the federal government will match it.

But to secure matching funds, we must first collect $5,000 in matchable donations in each of at least 20 states.

We are almost there.

So, please, be as generous as you can be.

Give whatever you can now - to help push us over the top.

Together, we can make a difference.


The Nader Team

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