What Fresh Hell Is This?

October 13, 2004

Nader Off the Ballot in PA

Hope They Tell Bush Before Tonight's Debate
(We know he doesn't read the papers himself)


Nader Thrown Off PA Ballot

Oct 13, 2004 3:52 pm US/Eastern
HARRISBURG, PA (AP) A state court knocked Ralph Nader off Pennsylvania's presidential ballot Wednesday, citing legal problems with his nomination papers that left him thousands of signatures short of the number he needed.

Calling the petitions "rife with forgeries," Commonwealth Court President Judge James Garner Colins said that fewer than 19,000 of the more than 51,000 signatures that Nader's supporters submitted were valid. Nader needed at least 25,697 to be listed on the ballot as an independent candidate.

"I am compelled to emphasize that this signature-gathering process was the most deceitful and fraudulent exercise ever perpetrated upon this court," Colins said in a 15-page ruling that climaxed a two-week review in multiple courtrooms across the state.


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