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(Townhall)   Richard Pryor forced off the ballot in Nevada   (townhall.com) divider line 28
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2012-08-23 08:18:51 AM  
'None of the above' is lazy way to register a protest vote, if you really want to do that, do a write in.

/Lol'd at headline.
 
2012-08-23 08:47:11 AM  
He's all burnt up over problems with his base...
 
2012-08-23 09:08:02 AM  
A federal lawsuit filed in June and bankrolled by the Republican National Committee argued Nevada's unique voter option, which has appeared on every election ballot for statewide races since 1976, disenfranchises voters because it's a perpetual loser.

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And yet they have no problem with letting this guy stay on primaries.
 
2012-08-23 09:12:00 AM  
So did he just get burned?
 
2012-08-23 10:21:11 AM  
FTFA: At one point Jones suggested that requiring votes for "none" to be counted and binding would satisfy the legal challenges raised in the lawsuit. If "none" got the most votes, nobody would be elected and the vacancy could be filled by governor appointment, he theorized.

Or maybe they should have another election where the original candidates couldn't run. Like they did in the waning years of the Soviet Union. None of the Above is a precious option and it needs to be expanded, not shut down, along with Instant Runoffs.
 
2012-08-23 11:43:03 AM  
That Candidate's crazy?
 
2012-08-23 12:12:42 PM  
RON PAUL
 
2012-08-23 12:16:01 PM  
I'm pretty sure at this point the admins are just being dicks for the fun of it.
 
2012-08-23 12:17:06 PM  
I watched "here and now" and started "Sunset Strip" last night......man what a motherfarker brother rich was. it might look played now but the keep in mind everyone is doing shiat he did.

still remember where i was when news broke the he pasted. sad day.
 
2012-08-23 12:21:21 PM  
How is having a "None of the above" option any different than allowing somebody to hand in a ballot where they have made no selection?

So glad the Rape Party managed to install so many judges.
 
2012-08-23 12:23:41 PM  
If every state had a "None" option on the presidential ballot and it received the most votes, does that mean the office of President goes unfilled for 4 years.

I imagine if it was "Neither", you would have a redo with new candidates, but "None" means nobody in the office.
 
2012-08-23 12:30:19 PM  
"Get mugged by Ann Coulter for free"

Give me your wallet, liberal! Don't worry, I'll give it back.
 
2012-08-23 12:32:32 PM  
I read that article twice but still can't begin to understand the legal basis of the Republican's opposition to the "none of the above" vote. Nor the judge's sympathy for it.
 
2012-08-23 12:33:05 PM  
That's right, that's right, we bad.
 
2012-08-23 12:34:35 PM  
Does that mean Harry Reid can't run again?
 
2012-08-23 12:51:10 PM  

rickythepenguin: I watched "here and now" and started "Sunset Strip" last night......man what a motherfarker brother rich was. it might look played now but the keep in mind everyone is doing shiat he did.

still remember where i was when news broke the he pasted. sad day.


Here and Now's a lot funnier, but Sunset Strip is a lot more impactful. You can really tell he knew he wasn't going to be around, or at least not able to do what he was doing, for much longer with the latter while the former is just him at his comedic best (if I'm remembering the right special).
 
2012-08-23 12:55:41 PM  
Well, there goes my plan to change my name to "Jim None-Of-The-Above" and sweep the electorate in a shocking victory
 
2012-08-23 01:00:15 PM  

Insatiable Jesus: How is having a "None of the above" option any different than allowing somebody to hand in a ballot where they have made no selection?

So glad the Rape Party managed to install so many judges.


I agree with Republicans on this one. As it was said earlier, if you want to protest write a letter or make a sign. If you have no interest in voting, then don't vote. If you only want to vote in the local races and not for President, leave it blank. Or, you could always write a candidate in.
 
2012-08-23 01:06:32 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Insatiable Jesus: How is having a "None of the above" option any different than allowing somebody to hand in a ballot where they have made no selection?

So glad the Rape Party managed to install so many judges.

I agree with Republicans on this one. As it was said earlier, if you want to protest write a letter or make a sign. If you have no interest in voting, then don't vote. If you only want to vote in the local races and not for President, leave it blank. Or, you could always write a candidate in.


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/writing in Weedlord Bonerhitler this time around.
 
2012-08-23 01:07:50 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: I agree with Republicans on this one.


I'm shocked. This is unprecendented.
 
2012-08-23 01:12:28 PM  

PhiloeBedoe: He's all burnt up over problems with his base...


That was brilliant.
 
2012-08-23 01:17:24 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Insatiable Jesus: How is having a "None of the above" option any different than allowing somebody to hand in a ballot where they have made no selection?

So glad the Rape Party managed to install so many judges.

I agree with Republicans on this one. As it was said earlier, if you want to protest write a letter or make a sign. If you have no interest in voting, then don't vote. If you only want to vote in the local races and not for President, leave it blank. Or, you could always write a candidate in.


*scratches head* I'm still 100% confused. If you can obviously make a protest vote with a write-in, or not vote at all, what harm does the none-of-the-above option present, if it serves the exact same purpose?
 
2012-08-23 01:20:10 PM  

Wyalt Derp: "Get mugged by Ann Coulter for free"

Give me your wallet, liberal! Don't worry, I'll give it back.


...with a little extra "trickle down", if you know what I mean.

/And I

//think

///you do
 
2012-08-23 03:28:08 PM  

carpbrain: DROxINxTHExWIND: Insatiable Jesus: How is having a "None of the above" option any different than allowing somebody to hand in a ballot where they have made no selection?

So glad the Rape Party managed to install so many judges.

I agree with Republicans on this one. As it was said earlier, if you want to protest write a letter or make a sign. If you have no interest in voting, then don't vote. If you only want to vote in the local races and not for President, leave it blank. Or, you could always write a candidate in.

*scratches head* I'm still 100% confused. If you can obviously make a protest vote with a write-in, or not vote at all, what harm does the none-of-the-above option present, if it serves the exact same purpose?


If you want extra options on the form, surely the question should be what benefit does it have? The default position should be simplicity and having the least options necessary.
 
2012-08-23 04:50:47 PM  

quatchi: 'None of the above' is lazy way to register a protest vote, if you really want to do that, do a write in.

/Lol'd at headline.


That's too much trouble even for most people who would seriously entertain the notion.
 
2012-08-23 04:56:24 PM  
What part of "I'm voting for no one to fill the position" don't these people understand? "None of the above" should mean that the office is vacant.
 
2012-08-23 05:27:17 PM  
Some European and Asian countries have an awesome option in none of the above. If none of the above wins the biggest portion? NONE of the candidates are allowed to rerun for that position.
 
2012-08-23 11:16:33 PM  

xria: carpbrain: DROxINxTHExWIND: Insatiable Jesus: How is having a "None of the above" option any different than allowing somebody to hand in a ballot where they have made no selection?

So glad the Rape Party managed to install so many judges.

I agree with Republicans on this one. As it was said earlier, if you want to protest write a letter or make a sign. If you have no interest in voting, then don't vote. If you only want to vote in the local races and not for President, leave it blank. Or, you could always write a candidate in.

*scratches head* I'm still 100% confused. If you can obviously make a protest vote with a write-in, or not vote at all, what harm does the none-of-the-above option present, if it serves the exact same purpose?

If you want extra options on the form, surely the question should be what benefit does it have? The default position should be simplicity and having the least options necessary.


Really? You're going with that? That's why a federal judge can strike down a decades-old law in Nevada, duly enacted by Nevadans' duly elected representatives? something activist something something judges something Obviously this law provides a desirable choice for many Nevadans in many situations. Ah well. I don't have to understand everything . . . . like why one party thinks this law plays to their disadvantage.
 
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