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Constitution and Libertarian Parties are on the Virginia presidential ballot, but not Nader

AP reports: Independent Ralph Nader will not appear on Virginia's presidential ballot, the State Board of Elections said Tuesday.

Nader fell short of the required 10,000 certified signatures on his qualifying petitions, said Jean Jensen, secretary of the board. "He needed 10,000 and we were able to verify 7,342," Jensen said.

Nader had submitted about 12,900 signatures, and officials checked them against local voter lists.

"We'll review those ourselves the ones they've knocked off and see if they are accurate," said Nader spokesman Kevin Zeese. "But if they're not registered voters, they're not registered voters." ...

The Constitution Party and Libertarian Party candidates did qualify in Virginia, and will join Bush and Kerry on November's ballot, Jensen said. -- Nader Won't Be on Virginia Ballot (AP via ABCNEWS.com)