Photograph of DeLorean DMC-12 sports car with its gull-wing doors open with white text on a black background.
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Ralph Nader was born in Winstead, Connecticut in 1934. He would go on to become a prominent attorney, receiving his education from Harvard and Princeton. Before entering politics, Nader pushed the automobile industry and the federal government to improve driving safety. He criticized the design of cars, arguing that they favored looks over safety. He is perhaps best known for running on a third-party ticket in the 2000 election.
Ralph Nader utilized the green party to run for office against George W. Bush and Al Gore. Bush would win the election in a tight race. Nader was accused of costing Gore the election by taking away key votes from Gore in swing states, especially Florida. Debate on Nader’s impact on Gore losing has been contested, with other political analysts suggesting other reasons. Regardless, Nader’s legacy is largely associated with getting Bush elected.
The Delorean is a motor company that was founded in 1975 but eventually went bankrupt in 1982. They are famous in pop culture for being featured in the “Back to the Future” movie series