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December 06, 2012


Ineligible to Run But Eligible to Serve Anyway

Jon Ralston reports that a Democratic candidate in Nevada who "a judge determined is ineligible to run for an Assembly seat because he doesn't live in the district nevertheless will be awarded the position because his party controls the house and his opponent can't afford to fight on."

"This absurdity is mostly the fault of Nevada's Founding Fathers, who placed in the Constitution a provision almost as outrageous as mining's tax protections. It's pretty clear-cut: Sec: 6. Power of houses to judge qualifications, elections and returns of members; selection of officers; rules of proceedings; punishment of members. Each House shall judge of the qualifications, elections and returns of its own members..."












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