Federal Election Commission dismisses Nader, Swift Boat complaints

Federal Election Commission dismisses Nader, Swift Boat complaints

[JURIST] The Federal Election Commission (FEC) [official website] has dismissed three complaints from the 2004 presidential race involving Ralph Nader [official website] and the anti-John Kerry group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth [official website]. The three complaints include one alleging that interest group Citizen Works [advocacy website] made illegal campaign contributions to Nader's presidential campaign for letting it use its office space for half the fair-market rate; one accusing the Democratic National Committee [official website] and John Kerry of illegally using government election money to keep Nader off some state's ballots; and one which accused the Swift Boat Veterans of being incorporated and therefore spending illegally on election ads. Read the FEC final action on the cases. AP has more.