Thursday, September 16, 2004

Floridians haven't all drunk the Koolade yet 
It's good to know that some people still understand the rule of law.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida judge ordered county elections officials on Wednesday to issue absentee ballots without the name of independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader, a possible blow to President Bush in the battleground state.

Circuit Judge Kevin Davey overruled a move this week by Florida's elections supervisor to include Nader on the ballot for the Nov. 2 election as a Reform Party candidate.
On Monday, Division of Elections Director Dawn Roberts told Florida's 67 county voting supervisors to put Nader's name on overseas absentee ballots that must be sent out by Saturday.
Davey on Wednesday overrode that stay and said that if counties had already sent out ballots with Nader's name on them, they must send corrected versions without it.

"The bottom line is ... I have a very small window of opportunity here to try to get it right and that's what counts," he said.

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