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Posted: Sep 5, 2012 7:39 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Sep 5, 2012 7:39 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: none of the above, Nevada, 9th U.S. circuit Court of Appeals, stay

The "none of the above" choice on the ballot in Nevada may yet show up in November. The Nevada Secretary of State's Office got an emergency stay from a federal appeals court which had strong words for the lower court judge who ordered it removed. District Judge Robert Jones said last month the selection was unconstitutional and struck it from the ballot. Judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco took Jones to task for delays as the deadline to print ballots approaches. The Republican National Committee sued to get rid of the "none' choice. The GOP fears it could siphon votes from Republican candidates in what some expect to be tight presidential and U. S. Senate races. Nevada is the only state with the "none of the above" ballot selection.

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