Nader is Back and Suing
Ralph Nader is still angry about the election in 2004. One would think that he’d be happy to have actually convinced 400,000 people to chose him for president. That seems like a real accomplishment to me.
Nader’s lawsuit, filed in District of Columbia Superior Court, also named as co-defendants Kerry’s campaign, the Service Employees International Union and several so-called 527 organizations such as America Coming Together, which were created to promote voter turnout on behalf of the Democratic ticket.The lawsuit also alleges that the Democratic National Committee conspired to force Nader off the ballot in several states.
Nader’s lawyer crows that the DNC should be “terrified” of the suit making it to court, which to me sounds like he and Nader are most interested in a settlement for damages. In other words, Nader is fishing.
The DNC shoots back: “Terrified? What lawsuit?”
DNC spokesman Luis Miranda said the party headquarters was unaware of the suit, but in any case, “We do not comment on pending litigation.”