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Nader fails in South Carolina

AP reports: Ralph Nader won't be listed on the ballot in South Carolina as an independent candidate in this year's presidential election.

Nader fell a "couple of thousand" signatures short of the 10,000 needed to have his name on the ballot, said Hannah Majewski, spokeswoman for the State Election Commission.

Nader turned in more than 11,000 signatures but some were found to be invalid once checked against county voter rolls, Majewski said Monday.

Nader campaign officials are negotiating with the Reform Party, which has endorsed Nader's candidacy, and other parties to get him on the ballot as a party candidate in November, said campaign spokesman Kevin Zeese. -- Nader fails to get enough signatures for ballot in S.C. (AP via The State)