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Nader hearings in Pennsylvania plod along

The Philadelphia Daily News reports: Ralph Nader continued to cling to the Pennsylvania ballot yesterday as his nominating petitions were arduously examined in 13 courtrooms across the state.

The Reform Party candidate for president, running as an independent in Pennsylvania, submitted 47,000 signatures in August to get on the ballot. He needs 25,697 of them to be valid.

Democrats say that 85 percent of the signatures, many collected by homeless people in Philadelphia working for a Nader contractor, are flawed or forged. ...

Nader spokesman Kevin Zeese yesterday accused the Commonwealth Court of bias, calling its expected ruling a "foregone conclusion" that will be appealed to the state Supreme Court. -- Will lack of petitions finally knock Nader off? (Philadelphia Daily News)