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coyotefish Donating Member (146 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 08:42 PM
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How does Nader get on the ballot?
Not flamebait.

I'm curious. Don't you have to have some party affiliation or get a certain number of signatures to make it onto a ballot? Especially the ballots for all 50 states in a presidential election? Or is he planning on being a write-in?

Does anyone know about how this works?



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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 08:43 PM
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1. It's all governed by state law.
Each state sets its own rules.
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 08:44 PM
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2. It varies state to state
In most cases there is a number of signatures on a petition required by a specific date. The numbers and dates vary wildly.

I have always signed every petition for any candidate to end up on a ballot presented to me. I always figure the more candidates the merrier.
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coyotefish Donating Member (146 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 08:46 PM
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3. So...
he could be on the ballot in a few states but not in others?
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youngred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 08:48 PM
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4. yes
Lincoln's name didn't even appear on the ballot in many southern states but still won.
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diamondsoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 08:48 PM
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5. Most States require petitions for
Indy candidates, but some just require a rather hefty fee be paid since there are usually fewer Indy candidates than Party affiliated ones.

My State requires petitions and if Kucinich isn't the nominee I fully intend to help Nader get his signatures.
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