Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Terry McAuliffe is reported to have sent off a letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) accusing Republicans of secretly cloning Ralph Nader.
In the letter, McAuliffe is said to have stated that he has solid evidence that the Republicans are using their clone as a plant to defeat 2004 Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry in the November general election.
Several attempts to confirm or to discuss these reports with Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Nader, John Kerry, the White House, the Republican National Committee (RNC) as well as the FEC have so far gone unanswered.
Repeated efforts to obtain an official copy of the reported letter have also not yet been successful either.
It is also being reported that CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times and the Washington Post are considering joining forces in order to sue in order to obtain an official copy of the letter from the FEC.
In addition, their joint lawsuit would ask the Court to require the FEC to test Ralph Nader so it may be determined if he is indeed a clone or otherwise the real thing.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is said to be taking a keen interest in the case, most especially the potential aspect of forcing Ralph Nader to submit to tests to be used to determine if he is a clone or not.
Calls to the ACLU went unanswered as well.