Nader news: Off Ohio ballot, on in New Mexico

By Geraldine Sealey
September 29, 2004 6:29PM (UTC)
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Ballot Access News has the latest on Ralph Nader's quest to get on as many ballots as possible. On Tuesday, he lost battles in three states -- Ohio, Oregon and Wisconsin -- and won places on ballots in two states, Maine and New Mexico.

Nader is now confirmed on 35 state ballots, with the potential for 42 states, according to BAN.

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Nader getting tossed off the Ohio ballot is relieving to Democrats -- and the circumstances a little embarrassing for Nader/Camejo. They turned in nearly 15,000 signatures, and needed only 5,000 to qualify for the ballot. Because of forged signatures, Nader fell far short of the required number -- only 3,708 were declared valid.

Nader got 2.5 percent of the Ohio vote in 2000 -- Bush beat Gore there by 3.6 percentage points.


Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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