Skip to comments.[PA] Supreme Court upholds ruling barring Nader from Pa. ballot
Posted on 10/19/2004 3:56:42 PM PDT by Petronski
HARRISBURG, Pa. The state Supreme Court today upheld a lower court ruling that ordered Ralph Nader off Pennsylvania's presidential ballot. The one-page order, released this afternoon, did not include any explanation.
The intermediate level Commonwealth Court ruled last week that Nader's nomination papers left him more than six-thousand signatures short of the more than 25-thousand needed by registered voters to be listed on the ballot as an independent candidate.
Nader's lawyers had appealed to the state Supreme Court.
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This is not good news. Pennsylvania might have shifted out of reach with this.
I don't care anymore. Just get those absentee military ballots printed and mailed now. It's October 19th for crying out loud
That's ok, I counted out PA about 3 weeks ago.
I'm not concerned, but I can't really say why. I suppose it would be good to have Penna, but I think it's out of reach. No matter what happens, Philly will provide enough votes for a 2-3% lurch win.
Nadar supporters be advised. In all 50 states you may by write in for your candidate of choice. Good luck.law
Yes, write-ins are perfectly kosher...legibility and spelling are important.
Nader supporters can barely write their own names. C'mon, now...
This doesn't bode well. He also got knocked off in Ohio, with only the state supreme court decision still coming. Last I heard he was on in florida.
The John Edwards team of amubulance chasers is skewing the election already.
Nader couldn't find 25,000 signatures when he knew they were required? What a loser.
I think you can cast a write in but you're not writing in the candidate's name. You have to write in the names of electors. So that isn't easy. If someone just writes in "Ralph Nader," that vote doesn't count, but it's not a Kerry vote either.
Nader was kept off the ballot in Oregon by the Democrat Sec of State, Bill Bradbury, even though he had plenty of valid signatures. When Bradbury found that Nader had plenty of valid signatures, Bradbury just changed the rules for numbering the petition pages. Voila! Nader was off the ballot.
Nader supporters filed a lawsuit and won their case in district court. But Democrats appealed to the state supreme court (intentionally not capitalized) and they essentially said that it was perfectly okay for a Democrat Sec of State to engage in felony election tampering in the State of Oregon. I hope that's remembered when voters see Bradbury's name on the current ballot.
Just another morality story from Vera Katz's little cradle of Islam on the Willamette.
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