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Nader wins in Maine Supreme Judicial Court

AP reports: The state's highest court on Friday upheld a decision by election officials to allow Ralph Nader on Maine's presidential ballot, rejecting a last-ditch appeal by the head of the Maine Democratic Party.

The unanimous decision by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court came 48 hours after justices heard arguments on the appeal by state Democratic Party Chairwoman Dorothy Melanson. The decision puts to an end a weeks-long effort by Democrats to keep Nader off the ballot.

In its ruling, the court said Secretary of State Dan Gwadosky was correct in concluding that Nader and his running mate, Peter Camejo, should be on the ballot. -- Nader remains on Maine ballot (AP via Portsmouth Herald )