Nader’s name again on ballot

Ralph Nader’s name apparently will be on the ballot in Iowa this November.  Nader’s running as an Independent this time around, but in Iowa his name will be under the "Iowa Peace & Freedom Party" banner.  Below you may read part of the news release from the Nader folks.  The headline indicated this event was to happen on Wednesday, but the text of the news release suggested it happened today. UPDATE:  Jsrrett Schneider of the Iowa Secretary of State’s office says the proper paperwork wasn’t delivered to the SOS office until FRIDAY, but the Nader folks held their media event anyway on Thursday. .

Nader/Gonzalez Campaign and the Iowa Peace and Freedom Party Wednesday Will Submit more than Double the Required Signatures for Ballot Qualification

Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader and the Iowa Peace and Freedom Party will submit petitions to place Mr. Nader and running-mate Matt Gonzalez on the November 2008 election ballot, Thursday, Aug. 7, to the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office. Mr. Nader will be on the ballot as the Iowa Peace and Freedom Party nominee, and if he gains more than 2 percent of the vote in the state, the party will become a ballot-qualified political group.

Iowa will be the 26th state in which the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign has filed for a ballot line since the celebrated consumer advocate announced his intent to run during a February 24 appearance on NBC’s "Meet the Press." To qualify to appear on Iowa’s ballot, state law requires submission of the signatures of 1,500 registered voters.

The Nader/Gonzalez campaign will submit more than 3,000 signatures.

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