We value your support now more than ever.
If you read the Washington Post after last week’s presidential election, you might have thought District voters were displaying a rare conservative streak. The Post’s report on the District’s election returns had Reform Party candidate Ross Perot coming in third behind Bill Clinton and Bob Dole. But results from the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics tells a different story: Ralph Nader, the Green Party presidential candidate on the ballot in 21 states and the District, trumped Perot in the District by more than 1,000 votes. John Bodin, media-relations director for the Nader campaign, says he’s surprised the paper didn’t cover Nader’s admirable third-place showing in D.C. “You have a press that is fascinated with the two-party system and the kook-party third fringe as represented by Ross Perot,” laments Bodin, who adds that while the Post dissed Nader with its D.C. election stats, it did manage to send a reporterfrom the Style sectionto Nader’s losing party.