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Nader is Safely on Arizona Ballot; No Challenge Filed

Published on June 18, 2008, by in General.

Arizona assumes independent candidate petitions are valid, if they have more than the legal minimum number of signatures and have no obvious other flaw. June 18 was the last day for anyone to file challenges to any Arizona independent petition. Ralph Nader was the only independent presidential candidate who filed this year. No one challenged his petition.

By contrast, in 2004, his petition was challenged, and was found to lack enough valid signatures. Arizona is the second state in which Nader has qualified for the ballot this year and in which he did not succeed in getting on in 2004; the other one is Hawaii.

The current Arizona independent candidate law was written in 1993. Nader is the first independent presidential candidate to successfully use the law. It required 21,759 valid signatures this year.

3 Responses

  1. Jonathan

    Go Nader. I’m happy for Nader even though I’m not voting for him. What the Democrats did to him in 2004 was so unethical so illegal.

  2. Any word on high schooler French’s proposition efforts in Arizona?

  3. steve conn

    James Carville and the other “professional Democrats” have a new friend in the news media which has cast a blanket of censorship on Nader and his issues. You can be sure they are organizing another effort to keep Nader and the anti-war, pro-single payor health reform votes off of state ballots (Google: “Ralph Nader Steve Conn” for 2004 analyses of the Ballot Project and its funders).

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