Suit Seeks to End 'None' as Ballot Choice

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal lawsuit seeks to end Nevada's unique
"none of these candidates" ballot option on statewide political races.

The suit filed June 8 in U.S. District Court in Reno argues voters who choose that option are disenfranchised because votes for "none" are ignored when it comes to the outcome of a race.

Under state law, "none" cannot win an election, even if it gets the most votes. The election goes to the actual candidate who receives the highest number of votes.

The lawsuit argues that provision nullifies the will and rights
of voters.

The suit names the state of Nevada and Secretary of State Ross
Miller as defendants. It was first reported Tuesday by Las Vegas
political columnist Jon Ralston.

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