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Ohio Supreme Court rejects Nader ballot plea

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Ohio Friday rejected a request by independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader to get his name on Ohio's ballot for the upcoming Nov. 2 election. In an attempt to validate election petitions, Nader attorneys had urged the court to force the election board into reviewing voter registration lists. In the 6-1 unsigned opinion, the court stated that the campaign's 31-day delay in raising its claim was too long and that granting relief now "would endanger Ohio's election preparations." Read the opinion here [PDF]. JURIST's Paper Chase has covered Nader's similar legal battles in Pennsylvania here. Read Nader's reaction to the decision here. AP has more.

UPDATE: The Nader campaign is submitting a petition against the Ohio ruling to the US Supreme Court. Additional documents related to Nader's effort to get on the Ohio ballot can be found here.

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