Nader VA campaign coordinator to serve time for fraudulent election practices

[JURIST] The Virginia co-ordinator of Ralph Nader's 2004 presidential campaign [campaign website] pleaded guilty to charges of election fraud on Tuesday. James Polk will serve 30 days of house detention and pay a $2500 fine for attempting to put Nader on the Virginia ballot by illegally certifying petitions. Nader's name was ultimately left off the state's ballot. AP has more.



 

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