Independent Ralph Nader is running an unusual, insurgent campaign for president.
So maybe it's not surprising that a new web ad urging people not to throw away their vote is, shall we say, different.
The long-time consumer advocate, who also ran in 2000 and 2004, is on the ballot in 45 states and the District of Columbia.
But based on national and battleground state polls, it does not appear likely he will have the same impact as eight years ago, when he won 2.7 percent of the national vote as the Green Party nominee and his vote was bigger than the victory margin for Republican George W. Bush in several states.
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