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Nader sues Arizona for ballot spot

Arizona Daily Sun reports: Ralph Nader filed suit Monday to put his name on the November presidential ballot in Arizona.

Nader and Peter Camejo, his running mate, charge that a July 9 deadline for independent candidates to file their petitions violates federal laws. Attorney Robert Barnes said this is the
second earliest deadline in the country.

Barnes also contends the state cannot legally enforce another law which requires that petition circulators be "qualified electors" of the state -- meaning that they are at least eligible to vote here. That translates a residency requirement.

That, he said, places an unconstitutional state restriction on a candidate for a federal office. -- Nader challenges decision to keep him off Ariz. ballot (Arizona Daily Sun)