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Nader files petitions in Wisconsin

AP reports: Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader filed some 4,000 signatures with Wisconsin election officials Tuesday, twice the number needed to qualify for the state ballot.

Still, Nader's Wisconsin field director Bill Linville said the campaign expects someone to challenge the nomination papers before Friday's deadline, a move Democrats have used in other states to keep the consumer activist off the ballot. ...

[Democratic] Party spokesman Seth Boffeli said it was unlikely the party would challenge the nomination papers because of the difficulty in proving more than 2,000 signatures Nader turned in were invalid.

Linville said the campaign had already scrutinized each signature to ensure it would stand up to review in anticipation of a challenge. -- Nader files signatures to qualify for Wisconsin ballot (AP via GMtoday.com)