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  • Nader Off Ohio Election Ballot, Blackwell Cites Forged Signatures On Petitions

    09/28/2004 5:35:11 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 31 replies · 952+ views
    Channel 5, Cincinnati ^ | Sep 28, 2004 | The Associated Press
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's secretary of state says Ralph Nader won't be on the state's presidential ballot because of forged signatures on petition forms and petitions circulated by non-Ohioans. Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell says today the independent candidate was short of the 5,000 valid signature required to qualify. Blackwell, a Republican, said Nader's backers wound up with 3,700 valid signatures. They had turned in nearly 15,000 signatures, but about 6,400 were declared valid after review by local elections boards. An additional 2,700 were invalidated following a hearing last week at Blackwell's office. Democrats blame Nader's presence on the ballot...
  • Nader Supporters Lose Supreme Court Appeal

    09/28/2004 5:26:27 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 4 replies · 273+ views
    Nader Supporters Lose Supreme Court Appeal 1 hour, 5 minutes ago By GINA HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a last-ditch bid to put Ralph Nader (news - web sites) on Oregon's election ballot. Nader supporters had asked the court last week to block Oregon from printing ballots without his name. The court declined, although Justice Stephen Breyer (news - web sites) noted he supported the stay. The court's action was good news for supporters of presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites), who feared Nader would draw votes from the Democrat. His...
  • Judge orders Nader off Wisconsin ballot, appeal filed

    09/28/2004 3:08:46 PM PDT · by lionstar · 9 replies · 444+ views
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9/28/2004 | JR ROSS
    Judge orders Nader off Wisconsin ballot, appeal filed By JR ROSS Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Dane County judge Tuesday kicked Ralph Nader off the Wisconsin ballot, prompting an immediate appeal by the independent presidential candidate with the state Supreme Court. While Judge Michael Nowakowski ruled Nader should be left off the ballot, he also prohibited the Elections Board from sending county clerks a certified list of presidential candidates until Wednesday afternoon to give Nader's backers a chance to appeal. There was no immediate word from the Supreme Court whether it would accept the case. The decision...
  • Judge rejects bid to keep Nader off Maine ballot

    09/28/2004 2:34:10 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 8 replies · 473+ views
    Boston ^ | 9-28-04 | AP
    AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Democrats lost a bid to keep independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader's name off the Nov. 2 ballot as a judge upheld the state's petition review procedures. ``We expected logic and common sense to prevail, and they did,'' Nancy Oden, a Nader elector from Jonesboro, said after Superior Court Justice S. Kirk Studstrup's ruling was made public Tuesday. Maine Democratic Party Chairwoman Dorothy Melanson had appealed to Superior Court after Secretary of State Dan Gwadosky brushed aside a challenge, ruling Nader's name should appear on the ballot. She said Maine election officials should not have approved petitions...

    09/28/2004 1:08:24 PM PDT · by AlexPKeaton04 · 19 replies · 669+ views
    AP | 9/28/04 |
    N.M. Court Orders Nader's Name on Ballot 38 minutes ago By BARRY MASSEY, Associated Press Writer SANTA FE, N.M. - The New Mexico Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Ralph Nader (news - web sites)'s name to be placed on New Mexico's Nov. 2 ballot as an independent presidential candidate, turning back a Democratic challenge to his candidacy. The court announced its decision after deliberating for about 90 minutes following oral arguments in the case earlier Tuesday. The New Mexico Democratic Party brought a lawsuit against Nader after he was certified as a candidate by Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron. Nader...
  • Judge Rules Nader to Appear on Maine Ballot

    09/28/2004 1:01:05 PM PDT · by pkmaine · 25 replies · 912+ views
    AP WIRE ^ | September 28,2004 | AP STORY
    Tuesday,September 28,2004 Judge rules to keep Nader on ballot AUGUSTA (AP) - Maine Democrats have lost a bid to keep independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader's name off the November ballot. A Maine Superior Court judge ruled that state election officials followed legal procedure in allowing the consumer activist's name to go on the ballot. In his ruling, Justice S. Kirk Studstrup rejected a challenge by Maine Democratic Party Chairwoman Dorothy Melanson, who said petitions included the wrong name for a Nader elector and party identification forms weren't on the petitions. Studstrup said state election officials followed proper procedure and did...

    09/27/2004 12:44:40 AM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 230+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/27/04
    September 27, 2004 -- New York state's Independence Party yesterday nominated Ralph Nader for president, giving him a second line on the state's ballot in November that could siphon votes away from Democrat John Kerry.
  • Nader on the Ballot in 37 states

    09/24/2004 4:56:57 PM PDT · by USA_Soccer · 4 replies · 138+ views ^ | 9-24-04 |
    Ballot Access News has the latest tally of which ballots where Nader will be listed as a candidate.
  • Challenge to Nader fails in NH

    09/24/2004 2:26:49 PM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 5 replies · 272+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/24/2004 | Erik Stetson, Associated Press
    Challenge to Nader fails in N.H.; appeal possible By Erik Stetson, Associated Press, 9/24/2004 17:00 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The state Ballot Law Commission voted 5-0 on Friday to keep independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader on the Nov. 2 ballot.
  • Gutless, spineless, dictatorial Dems

    09/23/2004 12:17:25 PM PDT · by tjwmason · 7 replies · 368+ views
    Nader for President Mailing List | 23 September, 2004 | Nader for President
    Dear Friend, In the latest demonstration of political bigotry, we find that the Oregon Supreme Court has over-ruled a trial judge decision and ordered the removal of the Nader/Camejo ticket from the state ballot. The shut-down decision came just twenty minutes before the ballots in Oregon were scheduled to be printed. As in 2000, a solid majority of the American people want me in the Presidential debates this year. But Kerry and Bush want me out because they know I will challenge them on the Iraq quagmire, the corporate crime wave, and their opposition to Medicare for all and a...
  • Kerry Judge Blocks Nader Ballot in New Mexico

    09/23/2004 8:25:56 AM PDT · by crushelits · 11 replies · 389+ views ^ | September 17, 2004 | Barry Massey -Reed Upton-Shea Anderse-Chris
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A state judge Friday blocked Ralph Nader from appearing on the November general election ballot as an independent candidate for president. District Judge Wendy York ruled that Nader didn't qualify as an independent candidate in New Mexico because he was running as the nominee for minor parties in other states, including the Reform Party.The state Democratic Party had challenged Nader's candidacy, contending that he wasn't eligible to run as an independent in New Mexico. The party also claimed his nominating petitions lacked enough valid signatures of registered voters.State elections law defines an independent as someone not affiliated...

    09/23/2004 7:24:42 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 13 replies · 482+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 9/23/04
    Oregon's Democrat secretary of state, Bill Bradbury, an unabashed supporter of John Kerry, has succeeded after all in his scheme to dump Ralph Nader from the swing state's presidential ballot. Marion County Judge Paul Lipscomb had faulted Bradbury for using unwritten rules - i.e., doing whatever he felt like - to deem some petitions for the independent candidate unworthy. But Oregon's Supreme Court, acting as partisan as Dan Rather and Mary Mapes combined, ruled Wednesday in favor of Bradbury and fellow Democrats. Nader, like Bugs Bunny, says he'll fight all the way to the highest court in the land. What...
  • Oregon high court removes Nader from ballot

    09/22/2004 8:00:10 PM PDT · by Clinging Bitterly · 72 replies · 1,026+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | Wednesday, September 22, 2004 | CHARLES E. BEGGS
    (09-22) 18:19 PDT SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Ralph Nader will not appear on Oregon's general election ballot, the state Supreme Court said Wednesday, overturning a lower court decision. The high court unanimously upheld a ruling by Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, who determined that flawed petitions sheets left Nader 218 signatures short of the 15,306 needed to put him on the Nov. 2 ballot. Marion County Judge Paul Lipscomb faulted Bradbury, a Democrat, for using unwritten rules to decide the validity of the petitions. The high court, however, said Bradbury acted within his authority. < snip >
  • Appeals court rules Nader too late for Illinois ballot

    09/22/2004 12:50:19 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 11 replies · 332+ views
    AP via Belleville News-Democrat ^ | September 22, 2004 | MIKE ROBINSON
    CHICAGO - A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to give independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader a spot on the Illinois ballot, saying his lawsuit against state election officials who turned him down came too late. The courts acted quickly on his suit, but it came so late that "Nader created a situation in which any remedial order would throw the state's preparations for the election into turmoil," a three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. The decision was a boon to Democrats who expect their presidential nominee, John Kerry, to win Illinois but were worried...
  • Nader Blames Kerry for Ballot Access Fight

    09/21/2004 3:03:04 PM PDT · by Shermy · 18 replies · 527+ views
    reuters ^ | September 21, 2004
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader accused his Democratic rival Sen. John Kerry on Tuesday of being responsible for a campaign to try and keep him off the Nov. 2 ballot. Seen by many Democrats as the "spoiler" in the 2000 election that elected Republican George W. Bush as president, Nader's campaign said it was fighting 21 legal cases in 17 states in a bid to get the consumer advocate on the ballot. Nader pointed the finger at Kerry and Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe for being behind what his campaign says is a program of harassment, intimidation...
  • Wisconsin: Nader wins ballot challenge, will appear on ballot

    09/21/2004 2:05:33 PM PDT · by July 4th · 44 replies · 1,265+ views ^ | 21 Sept 2004 |
    The State Elections Board ruled that Ralph Nader and running mate Peter Miguel Camejo will appear on the Wisconsin ballot as a presidential ticket. The board met today in Brookfield to vote on a challenge by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. The panel voted 5-4 to reject the Dems claim that the Nader campaign failed to list an elector in the 8th Congressional District. The board rejected 6-3 the claim that Nader was ineligible for Wisconsin ballot status because he is listed as an independent here and a member of recognized parties in other states, which they argued is contrary...
  • Maryland: Nader placed on Nov. ballot

    09/21/2004 12:44:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies · 381+ views
    ....Nader drew nearly 3 percent of the popular vote in 2000, when he was on the ballot in 43 states. His campaign wants to secure ballot access in at least as many states this year. Nader's effort to get his name before voters in one key battleground state, Pennsylvania, was given new life yesterday by that state's Supreme Court, which overturned a lower court ruling that had barred him from the ballot and ordered a review of his petitions. But judges in Arkansas and New Mexico ruled yesterday that Nader should not appear on their respective states' ballots. In Ohio...
  • On Again, Off Again: New Judge Blocks Nader From N.M. Ballot

    09/20/2004 8:36:09 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies · 392+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 20, 2004 | Leslie Hoffman, Associated Press
    A judge Monday blocked Ralph Nader from appearing on New Mexico's ballot in a legal and political tug-of-war that has kept the candidate's status in limbo for days. State District Judge Theresa Baca ruled that Nader does not qualify as an independent candidate in New Mexico because he is running as the nominee for minor parties in other states. "He is not without party affiliation," Baca said. The judge did not rule on another point of contention in the lawsuit filed by state Democrats — whether Nader's nominating petitions had enough valid signatures of registered voters. Nader campaign officials said...
  • Maryland High Court Rules Nader On Ballot

    09/20/2004 6:26:51 PM PDT · by MCH · 9 replies · 338+ views
    WBAL Radio Web Site ^ | Monday, September 20, 2004 | WBAL Radio and The Associated Press
    The state's highest court says Ralph Nader should be on the presidential ballot in Maryland after all. The Court of Appeals ruled Monday afternoon that the state should accept 542 previously rejected signatures that were gathered by Ralph Nader supporters to create a new Populist Party. The decision reverses a state judge's ruling and would force elections officials to place Nader on the November 2nd ballot in Maryland. The case turned on a state law specifying that each petition include a county name and that only signatures of voters registered in that county could be counted. The Nader campaign was...
  • Judge orders Nader off Arkansas ballot

    09/20/2004 3:05:43 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 459+ views
    Associated Press | September 20, 2004 | JAMES JEFFERSON
    LITTLE ROCK — A judge on Monday ordered presidential candidate Ralph Nader stricken from the Nov. 2 ballot, ruling that Nader backers failed to properly disclose his party affiliation while collecting signatures. Nader's supporters should have disclosed that Nader would run for the Populist Party. No specific party was listed as canvassers collected 1,286 signatures. State law requires it, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Timothy Fox ruled. Nader's campaign said it would appeal to the state Supreme Court. "We'll continue to fight in Arkansas. We think this is a mistaken decision and we'll appeal it to ensure that voters of...