Pennsylvania court struck Ralph Nader's name from the state's ballot yesterday, declaring that nearly two-thirds of the signatures on his nominating petitions were invalid or had been forged in what the court called an unparalleled case of election fraud.
decision, if upheld, could significantly change the equation in
Pennsylvania, a swing state with 21 electoral votes. Polls show
Senator John Kerry
in a dead heat, with Mr. Nader attracting about 3 percent of the
Republicans were helping him in the hope he would take votes from Mr. Kerry. Democrats had led the challenge to the Nader signatures.
Larry Parker wonders, "...to what degree (are) the Republicans...responsible for the forged signatures."...