Ralph Nader's independent presidential campaign is scheduled to turn in signatures this afternoon to get on the November ballot in Rhode Island -- the 10th state where his campaign has formally sought a spot on the ballot.
Nader's campaign says it will submit more than 2,000 signatures, twice as many as the minimum of 1,000 required, with Rhode Island's secretary of state.
His campaign also plans to turn in signatures today in South Carolina, and says he will be well on the way to being on the ballot in 15 states by next week.
In Massachusetts, Nader said he has about 17,000 signatures in hand and is aiming for 20,000. He needs 10,000 valid signatures to get on the Bay State ballot.