FEC Throws Out Election Complaints

Complaints from the 2004 presidential race involving Ralph Nader (search) and the anti-John Kerry group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (search) have been dismissed by election officials.

The Federal Election Commission (search) said Thursday it threw out three complaints, including:

—One alleging the interest group Citizen Works (search) made illegal corporate contributions to Nader's presidential campaign by letting it use the group's office space for half the fair-market price.

— One accusing Democratic presidential hopeful Kerry and the Democratic National Committee of illegally using their government election money to keep Nader off the ballot.

— One that said the Swift Boat Veterans group was incorporated and that therefore its spending on election-time ads in the presidential race was illegal.