Ralph Nader Wins California Green Primary
by alexmhogan, Wed Feb 06, 2008 at 04:31:00 AM EST
Whatever its worth, perpetual candidate Ralph Nader beat former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney in the California Green Party primary by a nearly 3-to-1 margin.
President Green 94.2% ( 21785 of 23109 ) precincts reporting as of Feb 6, 2008, at 6:09 a.m.
Candidate Votes Percent
Kent Mesplay (Grn) 561 2.0 %
Jared Ball (Grn) 442 1.6 %
Jesse Johnson (Grn) 500 1.8 %
Kat Swift (Grn) 839 3.0 %
Ralph Nader (Grn) 16,676 61.0 %
Elaine Brown (Grn) 1,246 4.6 %
Cynthia McKinney (Grn) 7,084 26.0 %
California is one of the few state Green primary that Nader competed in - he has stand ins in other states - but it represents the motherlode of delegates to the Green Party convention so Nader could possibly win their nomination, meaning his name would appear automaticly on dozens of ballots in November.