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None of the above ballot option could have large role in Nevada US Senate race

H/T Gene Berkman:

Michael Blood writes in the San Francisco Chronicle/Associated Press:

Choosing “none of the above,” the default option on quizzes, is looming as a potential factor in the dead-heat Nevada Senate race for voters who don’t like either Democrat Harry Reid or Republican Sharron Angle.

Voters in the Silver State have nine choices on the ballot next week — eight are candidates, including Reid and Angle.

The number of voters who choose “None of these candidates” is expected to be small, but in a close race those who decide to boycott the ballot could make the difference.

Reid knows the risk: A dozen years ago he pulled off a 428-vote re-election victory over then-Republican Rep. John Ensign, while “none” received 8,125 votes, far more than his winning margin.

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  1. paulie paulie November 1, 2010

    If I’m not mistaken, Nevada’s NOTA is actually binding. That is, if NOTA wins, NOTA serves.

    However, I’m not optimistic about NOTA’s chances of actually winning this race. I think it’s more realistic to speculate that NOTA may hold the balance of power.

  2. citizen1 citizen1 November 1, 2010

    If NOTA gets the most vote the office should remain vacant or a new election ordered but those in the first election should not be allowed on the ballot.

  3. Melty Melty October 31, 2010

    I wish my state had none-of-the-above. I wouldn’t write in Betty Boop so much.

  4. paulie paulie October 31, 2010

    go NOTA!

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  6. VH VH October 31, 2010

    Nice video, sweet graphics too.

  7. Darryl W. Perry Darryl W. Perry October 31, 2010

    Jim Duensing might do it – maybe even Jim Libertarian Burns… idk, jut throwing out names of who I know is in Nevada

  8. paulie paulie October 31, 2010

    @1 Excellent campaign points. Do you know any Nevadans who are willing to distribute this information on election day? 🙂

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