|1. Al Gore is going to win New York. The
two major party candidates already have the majority of states locked up.
In New York, Gore's double-digit lead means he's a sure win in this state.
If you live in a state where the race is close, we hope you vote your conscience.
If you don't live in one of the battleground states, you can vote for Nader
without worrying about electing one of the lesser of two evils.
2. The electoral college, not the popular vote, elects
the president. A candidate wins the election by getting a majority
(270 out of 558) of the state electoral votes. And since the electoral
college works on a "winner take all" basis within each state, it doesn't
matter if the candidate wins by one vote or a million votes. The
presidential race isn't close in New York. A vote for Nader isn't
a vote for Bush. It's really a vote for change.
|3. This time, your vote can actually make
a meaningful difference. A multimillion dollar difference.
Ralph Nader isn't going to win the presidency. But if he gets 5% of the
national popular vote -- even without winning a single electoral vote --
he and the Green Party will qualify for about $7 million in federal funds.
And each percentage point over 5% equals $1.4 million more.
A vote for Nader will send a loud and clear message from
disgruntled Democrats, Independents, and McCain supporters that issues
such as true campaign finance reform cannot be left out of the national
discussion. On November 7, for once you have real power to effect
change in this country. Use it wisely. Vote for Nader.