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    Re: Nevada Democrats Chose 'None of These Candidates' in Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I also read this:

    With 80 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday, the "none of these candidates option" had received over 20,000 votes (30 percent), putting it over 3,600 votes ahead of the man who will face Sandoval in November, former State Economic Development commissioner Robert Goodman. Goodman received 25 percent of the vote.

    So the way I read the above paragraph is even though none of these candidates option won, the second place finisher will still run against Sandoval. So in reality it seems, none of these candidates means absolutely nothing. It seems to be a PR trick of some sorts. It None of these candidates won, then the Democrats should have another primary with none of those candidates running, or so I would think.
    It's not a PR trick. Any state with a write-in option on the ballot theoretically allows exactly this sort of thing, but those votes aren't counted. With a recognized "FU" option on the ballot, such votes are counted and reported, which means voter discontent has a louder voice.

    If you don't want any of the candidates, and the office must be filled, the 1st runner up being the winner makes sense.
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    Re: Nevada Democrats Chose 'None of These Candidates' in Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I also read this:

    With 80 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday, the "none of these candidates option" had received over 20,000 votes (30 percent), putting it over 3,600 votes ahead of the man who will face Sandoval in November, former State Economic Development commissioner Robert Goodman. Goodman received 25 percent of the vote.

    So the way I read the above paragraph is even though none of these candidates option won, the second place finisher will still run against Sandoval. So in reality it seems, none of these candidates means absolutely nothing. It seems to be a PR trick of some sorts. It None of these candidates won, then the Democrats should have another primary with none of those candidates running, or so I would think.
    I read that too. Thanks Captain Buzzkill...

    But yeah, it was symbolic...oh well.


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    Re: Nevada Democrats Chose 'None of These Candidates' in Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    It's not a PR trick. Any state with a write-in option on the ballot theoretically allows exactly this sort of thing, but those votes aren't counted. With a recognized "FU" option on the ballot, such votes are counted and reported, which means voter discontent has a louder voice.

    If you don't want any of the candidates, and the office must be filled, the 1st runner up being the winner makes sense.
    No, it still comes off as a PR trick. If "None of these candidates" was sincere, a serious option besides a PR gimmick, then it would be declared the winner and the Democrats in this case, would have to have another primary without any of those on the ballot when None of these candidates won. It means absolutely nothing. It means the voters have said no to the eight or however many candidates there were, but yet the second place finisher is actually the winner. Not none of these candidates.

    It's useless. If None of these candidates actually meant None of these candidates instead of a PR gimmick, then the political parties would have to make sure whomever they ran in their primaries were acceptable to the voters.

    It should be illegal as all get out to have names on the ballot if they can't win even if they receive the majority of the votes. Nevada has just told those who voted for None of these candidate to stuff it where the sun don't shine. Your vote does not count.
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    Re: Nevada Democrats Chose 'None of These Candidates' in Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I read that too. Thanks Captain Buzzkill...

    But yeah, it was symbolic...oh well.
    It means absolutely nothing. You might as well vote for Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck.
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    Re: Nevada Democrats Chose 'None of These Candidates' in Primary

    This is quite funny. I wish we had that option where I am for all parties.
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    Re: Nevada Democrats Chose 'None of These Candidates' in Primary

    Between the Cliven Bundy and now this, there's a lot of "State's Rights" advocates who have a problem with the way Nevada does things. I recommend these loudmouth knuckledraggers move to the state, run for office, and then change things otherwise they should STFU.
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    Re: Nevada Democrats Chose 'None of These Candidates' in Primary

    With all the cross-over talk in Virginia, I'm wondering if Nevada had an open primary and GOPs crossed over to embarrass Dems.
    Gov. Sandoval sure doesn't need the help, with Vegas on a mini-boom, jobs taking off, people happy cuz Sandoval took ME--not a TEA .
    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I also read this:

    With 80 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday, the "none of these candidates option" had received over 20,000 votes (30 percent), putting it over 3,600 votes ahead of the man who will face Sandoval in November, former State Economic Development commissioner Robert Goodman. Goodman received 25 percent of the vote.

    So the way I read the above paragraph is even though none of these candidates option won, the second place finisher will still run against Sandoval. So in reality it seems, none of these candidates means absolutely nothing. It seems to be a PR trick of some sorts. It None of these candidates won, then the Democrats should have another primary with none of those candidates running, or so I would think.
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    Re: Nevada Democrats Chose 'None of These Candidates' in Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    With all the cross-over talk in Virginia, I'm wondering if Nevada had an open primary and GOPs crossed over to embarrass Dems.
    Gov. Sandoval sure doesn't need the help, with Vegas on a mini-boom, jobs taking off, people happy cuz Sandoval took ME--not a TEAt .
    No it doesn't, here is the list:

    List of States with Open and Closed Primaries | Grassroots Idaho GOP

    Then here is a nice article from the 538 guys on Cantor's loss.

    The Eric Cantor Upset: What Happened? | FiveThirtyEight
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    Re: Nevada Democrats Chose 'None of These Candidates' in Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    No it doesn't, here is the list:

    List of States with Open and Closed Primaries | Grassroots Idaho GOP

    Then here is a nice article from the 538 guys on Cantor's loss.

    The Eric Cantor Upset: What Happened? | FiveThirtyEight
    I'd be looking for a new polling firm (McLaughlin) if I were the GOP .
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