Nader supporters submit paperwork for Tennessee ballot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee is now among 16 states that have received paperwork for independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader to be placed on their ballots.

Supporters of the 74-year-old consumer advocate and political activist submitted petitions to the Secretary of State's division of elections on Friday for Nader and running-mate Matt Gonzalez to be placed on Tennessee's November ballot.

Tennessee law requires the signatures of 275 registered voters to qualify. The Nader/Gonzalez campaign submitted 584 signatures.

Nader has run for president several times, including 2000 and 2004.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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