Nevada Dems Vote ‘None Of These Candidates’ In Gubernatorial Primary

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A plurality of Nevada Democrats voted against all eight gubernatorial candidates in Tuesday’s primary.

“None of these candidates” took 30 percent of the vote, according to the Associated Press. Out of the eight candidates on the ballot, Robert Goodman, a retired state economic development commissioner, took the largest share of the vote at 25 percent.

The unique “none of these candidates” option has been on the Nevada ballot since 1976 and even withstood a court challenge brought by Republicans who feared it could sway the outcome of close races. The option can never win an election, however.

Goodman will face incumbent Gov. Brian Sandoval (R), who by comparison garnered 90 percent of the vote in the state’s Republican primary.

h/t Washington Post

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