Updated Election Results for Nader/Gonzalez State by State

The Nader/Gonzalez Campaign Files for Idaho Ballot Line

Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM

News Advisory
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, chris@votenader.org; (Idaho) Colin Burch, 208-880-0806, colin@votenader.org


Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will submit petitions to the Idaho Secretary of State's office Monday Aug. 25, to place Mr. Nader and running-mate Matt Gonzalez on the November 2008 election ballot.

Idaho will be the 39th state in which the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign has filed for a ballot line since Mr. Nader announced his intent to run during a February 24 appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press". To qualify to appear on Idaho's ballot, state law requires submission of 5,985 registered voters' signatures. The names must be submitted first to the counties in which the signatories reside for validation and then the Campaign was required to collect them from county officials and deliver them to the Idaho Secretary of State. The Campaign submitted more than 13,000 signatures to county officials and on Monday will submit more than the number of validated signatures required to appear on the state's presidential ballot in the November election.

Colin Burch, Idaho Nader/Gonzalez state Coordinator, will host a news conference at 3 p.m. on the front steps of the Borah Post Office building, 304 North 8th Street, Boise ID (at the corner of 8th and Bannock Streets).

This November Idahoans will have a choice: the status quo parties of Obama and McCain or the Nader/Gonzalez ticket that promises to "Shift the Power" from big business corporations to "We The People!"

WHO: Idaho Supporters of Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Campaign

News Conference and nominating petitions submission

3 p.m., Mon. Aug. 25, 2008

WHERE: Borah Post Office building, (on the front steps) 304 North 8th Street, Boise ID (at the corner of 8th and Bannock Streets)

About Ralph Nader
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. He led the movement to establish the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and was instrumental in enacting 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, breathe better air, drink cleaner water, and work in safer environments. Nader graduated from Princeton University and received an LL.B from Harvard Law School.

About Matt Gonzalez
Matt Gonzalez was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2000 representing San Francisco's fifth council district. From 2003 to 2005, he served as Board of Supervisors President. A former public defender, Gonzalez is managing partner of Gonzalez & Leigh, a 7-attorney practice in San Francisco that represents individuals and organizations in mediation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings before state and federal regulatory bodies. Gonzalez graduated from Columbia University and received a JD from Stanford Law School.

About the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign

According to a CNN-Opinion Research Corp. poll conducted from July 27-29, Ralph Nader is at 6 percent nationally (equivalent to about 10 million eligible voters), higher than his highest major poll numbers during the same time period in 2000 and approaching the 10 percent threshold required for eligibility to participate in "America's Presidential Debate in New Orleans," a Google-sponsored event scheduled for September 18. In the key swing state of Michigan -- whose Democratic voters were partially disenfranchised by the Democratic National Committee -- an EPIC-MRA poll found Nader at 8-10 percent.

For more information on the Nader/Gonzalez campaign, visit: votenader.org.