Sybarite: Probably because he way outspent the other candidates.
Sybarite: Probably because he way outspent the other candidates.[madcrazyhatter.files.wordpress.com image 565x433]
vegaswench: Sybarite: Probably because he way outspent the other candidates.Snert. Well done.
fusillade762: Under Nevada law, the second-place finisher will step up to run against incumbent Brian Sandoval, who won his primary going away.How is he going to be governor if he's going away?
Lionel Mandrake: I accidentally voted for Pat Buchanan
qorkfiend: fusillade762: Under Nevada law, the second-place finisher will step up to run against incumbent Brian Sandoval, who won his primary going away.How is he going to be governor if he's going away?It's good to see that voting "none of the above" really makes a difference.
Gosling: And right here is about where you ought to realize exactly how much your clever little 'I don't like any of these guys' vote actually factors into things. All this was in practice was a codified method of literally throwing your vote away. It didn't knock anyone off the ballot. It didn't disqualify anyone that lost to 'none of these candidates'. They just skipped right on over the stunt votes and gave the race to the top actual standing candidate.Fun fact. When you cast a vote for Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck or Lizard People or whoever, they record that shiat. They don't record it for purposes of going 'OMG look at all these voters dissatisfied with the political process!', though. No. They record them because they have to record that you cast a vote, and they do tally them up. If the vote is cast for a name not certified as running, it officially goes down as a vote for nobody, and does not factor into the results. All you're doing is making the election officials' night that much longer and stupid.
TheHighlandHowler: How about Oscar Goodman?
Mi-5: I think the fact that Sandoval has basically not completely angered everyone and he is a considerable step up from Jim Gibbons is the reason why the Democratic Party basically decided to mail it in this time.And there was NO advertising for the Democrats. None.Heck, my mom, a French Blue Democrat, said she'll vote for Sandoval, and I basically had to grab a few drinks.
Gyrfalcon: Voting "none of the above" does do one thing: It prevents the second-place winner who becomes governor from pretending he has some kind of "mandate" from the majority to do what he wants. He goes in to office knowing without a shadow of a doubt that he is everyone's second choice--that if someone else had been on the ballot, he would not be sitting where he is. He is governor by default only.Which is why it would be nice to see that option for President. Yeah, Mr. X, you're President...but you don't have the "mandate of the people" behind you...so don't start eating crackers like you own the place.
rev. dave: They need that choice nationwide.
Kimothy: There are things I vehemently disagree with him about, but he's a pro-pot, pro-education, pro-business fairly moderate Republican who did a pretty good job during a recession that REALLY hurt Las Vegas and the state. Our construction industry nose-dived and housing was out of control. He's done a good job with some state incentives for businesses and balancing the budget. He's also done a good job of keeping the tea party fringe of Nevada Republicans in check and he was smart enough not to support that Cliven Bundy idiot (mostly because he knows perfectly well that Nevada cannot afford to maintain the millions of acres of federal land if it were turned over to the state).
The Numbers: Someone doesn't understand how mandates work...
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