check out this text from an Oregonlive newstory:
And on Saturday, Ross, the Multnomah County Democratic official, sent an e-mail to party members asking them to attend the Nader event to take up seats in the hall while not signing the petition supporting Nader's candidacy.
"We need as many Oregon Democrats as possible to fill that room and NOT sign that petition," Ross wrote. "If we attend in large numbers and politely refuse to sign, Nader is denied his needed numbers. It's that simple. Please make every attempt to attend this important event."
Ross said that the e-mail was his idea and not sanctioned by state party leaders.
Nader seemed to welcome the Republican effort as above board but condemned the e-mail from Ross.
"The Democrats are going to get themselves in deep trouble, because authoritarian tactics become illegal tactics after a while," Nader said in an interview with The AP after the event. "That offends the sense of fairness of the American people."