Source: The Ralph Nader Myth
In the 2000 Florida election, Ralph Nader received 97,488 votes, while Al Gore lost the state (and, therefore, the presidency) by 537 votes to Mr. Bush.
For many Democrats here on DKos that is all they need to know. Nader cost Gore the election.
But to stop there and decide that nothing else matters is to also leave the “reality-based community” label behind, because there are many other numbers that also matter.