The article fails to mention that, way back then, 44 Presidents ago, the President and Vice President could be from different parties and the Constitution amended created, along with the Electoral College, which actually elects the President, the single party rule of the Executive branch. Some states have since changed their "all for one" party candidate Electoral College votes to a more equal distribution of those important votes, as states have rights to. Choose the multiple choice answer for who elects the President "the people" and you'll get that question wrong on a prior US citizen test. Let's not forget that Mr. Nader is the oldest candidate to ever seek that office.
New York Times 12/13/2011 “Campaign Stops”