Wednesday, September 29, 2004

NADER OUT IN OHIO The secretary of state, a Republican, kicked Nader off the ballot because thousands of the campaign's petition signatures were deemed forged.

Out of more than 15,000 signatures collected, only 3,708 have been accepted as valid. (5,000 signatures are needed to qualify for the ballot.)

The secretary of state’s office indicated some people involved, many of them paid [petition] circulators hired by JSM Inc., a Florida company, may be referred for possible criminal prosecution.
The Nader campaign is planning an appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court.

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