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Saturday, August 21, 2004

Nader Dinged in Two Swing States

Posted by DavidNYC

According to this AP piece, Nader has failed to get on the ballot in two swing states: Big-time MO and up-and-coming VA. (He also got dinged in IL and MD - sort of an Alan Keyes special.) The NYT map Chris posted a while back showed MO as a "likely" state for Nader.

Elsewhere, it looks like Nader is struggling in OR as well. His campaign says they have 20,000 sigs - they need over 15K valid ones, and the deadline is this Tuesday. I say he has no chance.

Nader is vowing to fight on in a lot of these states, but he's stretched incredibly thin. His campaign says they are fighting adverse rulings in AZ, MI and TX. But not only that, the Dems are training big guns on him. In PA, for instance, a team of ten attorneys from Pittsburgh-based Reed Smith - the thirty-third biggest law firm in America - is working pro bono to keep Nader off the ballot. I don't think Ralph is going to get on the ballot in too many more states.

Posted at 08:24 PM in Missouri, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia | Technorati


God bless democracy
God bless America

The democrats can win without stooping down.

Posted by: Dave at August 22, 2004 06:52 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

It's not really clear what you mean here. The Dems aren't stooping by challenging petitions that are full of fraudulent entries. Democracy and voter choice are not served by faulty petitions. If Nader's people weren't so half-assed and clumsy, they'd have their guy on the ballot with no problem.

Posted by: Tom at August 23, 2004 07:57 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment