New Mexico Supreme Court orders Ralph Nader be put on ballot

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Ralph Nader be placed on New Mexico's ballot as a presidential candidate. The New Mexico Democratic Party had brought the lawsuit in an attempt to keep Nader off the ballot. The order overturns a decision by District Judge Theresa Baca, who ruled Nader did not qualify as an independent candidate in New Mexico because he's running in other states as the nominee for minor parties such as the Reform Party.

Nader is now on the ballot in more than 30 states but is still likely to face several court challenges. Nader received about four percent of the vote in New Mexico where Bush lost by only 366 votes in 2000. Watch the KRQE news report from Albuquerque here. AP has more.

 

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