“None Of The Above” Wins Democratic Primary For Governor In Nevada
Apparently, Nevada Democrats weren’t too happy with their choices for Governor this year:
Elections have historically been defined by their winners and losers – but on Tuesday a primary in Nevada returned a disheartening result for all the candidates: nobody won.
Voters in the state’s Democratic primary for governor were so unimpressed by the eight men on offer that the most popular option on the ballot paper was “none of these candidates,” which received 30 percent of the vote, according to figures from The Associated Press.
Democrat activists in the state acknowledged earlier this year that they had failed to find a credible challenger to face incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval, according to Politico. And it clearly showed at the polling stations, with more than 21,000 people turning out with the express purpose of saying “no thanks” to the sum total of their party’s would-be governors.
If voters did in fact want an empty seat instead of a challenger to face Sandoval they will be disappointed: In second place behind “none of these candidates” was Robert Goodman, a man who has run twice before and this time received 25 percent of the vote. State law means he will be the Democratic candidate.
So I guess that, technically, Goodman won the nomination and will go on to face Sandoval in the fall. When you come in second place to quite literally nobody, though, that obviously doesn’t bode well for your chances in the General Election.