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Posted: 9/18/2004 2:08:16 AM EST
The more votes Nader gets, the less Kerry will get.


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Fla. Supreme Court Puts Nader on Ballot

Fri Sep 17, 6:45 PM ET

By JACKIE HALLIFAX, Associated Press Writer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Supreme Court (news - web sites) ruled 6-1 Friday that Ralph Nader (news - web sites) can be on the state's November ballot as the Reform Party presidential candidate.

The court's ruling met a Saturday deadline for mailing 25,000 ballots to overseas voters, most of them military personnel.


As the Green Party candidate in 2000, Nader attracted 97,000 Florida votes. Most Democrats and many Republicans agree that those votes cost Democrat Al Gore (news - web sites) the presidency.


President Bush (news - web sites) won the state by 537 votes after three weeks of recounts and legal fighting — much of it before Florida's high court.


This year, Nader had been on and off Florida's ballot several times over the last two weeks as lawsuits filed by the Florida Democratic Party and several individual voters challenged his certification as the Reform Party candidate.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 4:28:20 AM EST
Sweet. Taking away from the Dem vote.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 4:34:40 AM EST
I wish they would get him on the ballot in the liberal swing states...places like NJ Bush is only 3-4% down...Nader could make a real difference in places like that.

With the lead Bush has now, Nader can only help seal the deal.
Ichabod is going down!
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 4:45:40 AM EST
Isn't it ironic that with all their mewling about "suppression of the vote," the American Socialist Party is the one actually and overtly trying to limit the right to vote?
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 4:46:07 AM EST
In Michigan the GOP got Nader enough signatures to get on the ballot.

The two dems on the state board refused to list his name, so the state GOP sued and got a court order to list him on the ballot.

The same two dems also refused to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot, not because there weren't enough signatures or the language was defective--it was because they didn't like the amendment (no more gay marriage). The court also ordered them to put the amendment on the ballot.
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