Friday, July 09, 2004

Is Ralph Nader in the Right-Wing Pocket? Apparently Nader is getting a great deal of money and, more importantly, support from the Repugnicrats. The GOP is begging republicans in Michigan to help Nader get on the ballot. Claiming the Democrats will try "every dirty trick possible" to win this election, the republican alert is thick with irony and paints the republicans in neon shades of hypocrisy. ----- Original Message ----- From: "MIGOP Activist Alert" To: Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 6:27 PM Subject: Mich. GOP Alert: Help get Ralph Nader on the ballot! ***ALERT***ALERT*** TO: Republican Leaders FR: Greg McNeilly Executive Director Your help is needed in the next five days to ensure that Michigan voters are not disenfranchised. Michigan Democrats are trying to block an independent candidate from having access to the ballot in Michigan. More specifically, they want Nader off the ballot. In 2000, Ralph Nader got 1.8% of the vote in Michigan. According to Detroit News pollster Steve Mitchell (6/30/04) Ralph Nader is currently pulling 4% among Michigan voters. Those voters deserve the option and choice! Michigan Democrats today announced that they fear Ralph Nader's access to the ballot will prevent John Kerry from winning Michigan. In 1992 and 1996 Ross Perot was on the Michigan ballot. Many Republican strategists believed this hurt Republican candidates. It may have. But the Republican Party never tried to deny access nor disenfranchise voters by opposing ballot access for Perot. This election will be close. Michigan Democrats are going to try every dirty trick possible. While the Michigan Republicans are expending no funds to assist Nader's efforts, we are seeking volunteer help to ensure Nader's ballot access.
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