Americana: A Perfect Candidate

In Nevada, voters who do not like the choice of candidates have the tempting option of marking their ballots for "none of these." As a result, Republican Congressional Candidate William O'Mara embarrassingly found himself outpolled in the primary by the "no" votes. In neighboring Idaho, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Allan Larsen suffered a similar slight. To underscore Incumbent John Evans' refusal to debate, Larsen paid for a televised confrontation with an empty chair. That helped one voter make up his mind: he cast a write-in vote for the empty chair.

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