Wednesday, August 25, 2004
From Avedon Carol, the news that Ralph Nader is back on the ballot in Virginia, and the story of how he got there:
The attorney general's office said today the State Board of Elections must accept petitions submitted by Ralph Nader's presidential campaign.
In a letter to SBE Secretary Jean Jensen, Attorney General Jerry Kilgore advises the state's top elections official to reverse Friday's decision to reject Nader's qualifying papers.
Kilgore says there is no evidence that a state rule requiring campaigns to submit signed petitions grouped according to congressional district was ever approved by the board and can't be enforced . . . .
Kilgore is a Republican, and head of the Bush-Cheney re-election team in Virginia.