Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Two. Amondson earned 1,944 votes in Colorado and Louisiana.
1644. John Parker got votes in five states.
Worse. The perennial candidate, Earl Dodge, managed a scant 140 votes in Colorado, compared to the 208 in 2000.
More. Walt Brown, a former Democrat and WWII veteran, earned 10,822 votes.
The ticket was occupied by convicts.. Roger Calero, the Presidential candidate, was a convicted felon and a Nicaragua national. His running mate, Arrin Hawkins, was younger than 35. In some states, the candidates from the 2000 election, James Harris and Margaret Trowe, were stand-in candidates. The SWP ticket gained about 11,000 votes.
California. The Peace and Freedom Party has been in and out of eligibility for years before the party finally regained ballot status. Peltier is serving a life sentence for the murder of two FBI agents in 1975. Activists say he was framed because of his involvement in the American Indian Movement. Peltier beat another controversial figure, Mumia Abu Jamal, for the Party's spot for President.
144,000. Despite being plagued by legal challenges, Peroutka managed to receive votes in 43 states. The Constitution Party is said to be anti-immigration, anti-homosexual, and pro-Christianity.
Sixth. The David Cobb-Pat Lamarche ticket obtained 120,000 votes.
Oklahoma. Badnarik gained 397,000 votes in the 49 other states, in D.C. and Guam.
286 Bush-252 Kerry. This election was very close. If Kerry had carried Ohio or Florida, the two biggest crucial states, he would have won the election.
The Iraq war. The Iraq war was presented as Bush's biggest first term accomplishment. He stressed that as far more important than the sagging economy.
University of Miami. This was the first debate where Kerry and Bush faced each other. Many pollsters say that Kerry outperformed Bush.
Both Independent and Reform. Nader ran on the Green party ticket in 2000. In 2004, he ran again against corporate power. He was only on half the states' ballots.
North Carolina. John Edwards was a senator from North Carolina. Kerry chose him in an attempt to gain Southern votes.
Howard Dean. Dean was the former Governor of Vermont. He attracted considerable early support, but his diatribes on the war cost him much of this support, and many Democrats switched to Kerry.
Wrong choice. This campaign was extremely negative and intense. Kerry attacked Bush for the weakened economy and the country's involvement in the Iraqi war, while Bush attacked Kerry for his war record.
|What bizarre incident happened in New York City just prior to the Republican convention?||The 2004 U.S. Election
Protestors lined the streets chanting "no more years". Millions of Americans, especially in the North East, were opposed to the Iraq war and disapproved of Bush's handling of the economy. They also didn't approve of Bush spending the budget surplus on the war.
|What was the first thing John Kerry said when accepting nomination at the Democratic convention in Boston?||The 2004 U.S. Election
I'm here to report for duty. John Kerry was a U.S senator from the state of Massachusetts. He was also a Vietnam War veteran.