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        Ralph Nader | 16 for '16 - The Contenders

        Consumer advocate Ralph Nader ran one of the most effective third-party campaigns in modern history in 2000, and it may have cost Democrat Vice President Al Gore the election. Did Nader intentionally play the role of spoiler by focusing on battleground states in the waning days of the campaign?

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        Ralph Nader: Interactive Timeline

        Click the image to use the interactive timeline and learn about Ralph Nader. He is now best remembered as an independent party contender who may have changed the course of history.

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        Ralph Nader: The Rise of the Green Party

        Learn about how (and most importantly, why) the Green Party became a major third party movement in this clip from "The Contenders."

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        Ralph Nader: Nader and the Third Party Voter

        Why do people vote for a Third Party candidate, and who did the Green Party appeal to? Find out in this clip from "The Contenders."

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        Ralph Nader: Did Nader Sway the 2000 Election?

        What was Ralph Nader's involvement in the outcome of the 2000 election?

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        Ralph Nader: Episode

        Nader’s 2000 Green Party campaign for president, trumpeted many of the same issues he had fought for as a political activist, including campaign finance reform, environmental justice, universal healthcare, and workers’ rights.

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