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Nader will not appeal Virginia decision not to put him on ballot

AP reports: Ralph Nader will not appeal a decision by the State Board of Elections to keep his independent candidacy off the presidential ballot in Virginia.

Nader instead plans to ask supporters to write in his name on the ballot, the campaign said Saturday.

Nader is on the ballot in more than 30 states and is suing for ballot access in several others.

A count by the Virginia elections panel found that Nader fell well short of the 10,000 signatures of registered voters needed to qualify as a presidential candidate. Although his campaign filed more than 13,000 names, only 7,342 were qualified, the board concluded. -- Campaign: Nader will not appeal Virginia ballot ruling (AP via dailypress.com)