It is high time Nevada change that silly “None of these candidates” rule.
No, not removing that as a ballot option, but abide by the voters’ choice when it wins, as it did in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for governor. Instead of allowing Bob Goodman to be on the ballot in November as the Democrat’s nominee, there should be no Democrat, because that is what the voters decided. None got 30 percent of the vote to Goodman’s 25 percent. Or the Democrats could hold a convention and pick a nominee.
For good measure, that option also should be added to all those judicial races in which the incumbent did not draw an opponent from the cowardly lawyers. It would be like those retain or not retain elections in other states. If the judge is ousted, then the seat is open, and an open seat seems to attract lawyers hungry for a more leisurely day job.
In fact, why is the state, meaning the taxpayers, paying to conduct primaries for Republicans and Democrats anyway? Those parties —like the lesser parties — should foot the bill for picking their nominees, whether with primaries, caucuses or conventions. Treat all parties the same.