Updated Election Results for Nader/Gonzalez State by State

Nader-Gonzalez Campaign Files for Rhode Island Ballot

Monday, July 14, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM



Contact: Chris Driscoll (Washington, D.C.), 202-360-3273,  chris@votenader.org; Nicole Brooks (Providence, RI), 714-292-8675, nicole@votenader.org             

Independent Presidential Candidate Set to Secure Ballot Line In Rhode Island

Rhode Island supporters of independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader will file nominating petitions with the Secretary of State to place Nader and running-mate Matt Gonzalez on Rhode Island's November 2008 election ballot. Rhode Island will be the tenth state to formally submit paperwork for Ralph Nader's candidacy since the celebrated consumer advocate announced his intent to run during a February 24 appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press". To qualify to appear on Rhode Island's ballot, state law requires submission of the signatures of 1,000 registered voters. The Nader/Gonzalez campaign will submit more than 2,000 signatures, twice the number required.

WHO: supporters of Nader/Gonzalez 2008 campaign

WHAT: turn-in of nominating petitions

WHEN: Monday July 14, 2008
             1:00 PM

WHERE: State Capitol
(Back Steps on the Smith street side)
90 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02903   

About the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign
According to a July 1 CNN poll, Ralph Nader is polling six-percent nationally, higher than his highest major poll numbers during the same time period in 2000 and approaching the ten-percent threshold required for eligibility to participate in "America's Presidential Debate in New Orleans", a non-Commission on Presidential Debates sponsored event scheduled for September 18. In the key swing state of Michigan--whose voters were partially disenfranchised by the Democratic National Committee--an EPIC-MRA poll found Nader at eight-percent. For more information on the Nader/Gonzalez campaign, visit votenader.org.

About Ralph Nader
Celebrated attorney, author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader has been named by Time Magazine one of the "100 Most Influential Americans in the 20th Century". For more than four decades he has exposed problems and organized millions of citizens into more than 100 public interest groups advocating solutions. His organizations have helped establish the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and enact the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and countless other pieces of important consumer legislation. Because of Ralph Nader we drive safer cars, eat healthier food, breath better air, drink cleaner water, and work in safer environments. Nader graduated from Princeton University and received a LLB from the Harvard School of Law.