Nevada's "None of the Above" To Be Heard By 9th Circuit Panel - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Nevada's "None of the Above" To Be Heard By 9th Circuit Panel

Posted: Updated:

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada's unique law that allows voters to cast a ballot for "none of the above" is coming under new scrutiny over whether it's constitutional.

A U.S. appeals court will hear arguments Monday in a lawsuit backed by national Republicans that argues the ballot option violates federal law by disenfranchising voters.

Nevada is the only state that gives voters the option of "none of these candidates" in statewide races. Though sometimes a popular choice, "none" can never win even if it receives the most votes.

Republicans sued last year over the law, fearing "none" could siphon votes from a disgruntled electorate and sway the outcome of a close presidential or U.S. Senate race.

Attorneys for Nevada's secretary of state are defending the law to keep "none" on the ballot.

  • Today's Top StoriesMore>>

  • Reno Mayoral Candidate Tony Perry Dies at 48

    Reno Mayoral Candidate Tony Perry Dies at 48

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:18:12 GMT
    A representative with Washoe County tells Channel 2 News that Reno mayoral candidate Tony Perry (also known as Tony Perri) died Monday night at the age of 48.More >>
    A representative with Washoe County tells Channel 2 News that Reno mayoral candidate Tony Perry (also known as Tony Perri) died Monday night at the age of 48.More >>
  • West, Texas Mayor Reflects on Year Since Deadly Blast

    West, Texas Mayor Reflects on Year Since Deadly Blast

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:17:47 GMT
    Thursday will mark one year since a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people and crippled the town of West, Texas. It's been a painful recovery, but the town's mayor is optimistic about the rebuilding efforts.More >>
    Thursday will mark one year since a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people and crippled the town of West, Texas. It's been a painful recovery, but the town's mayor is optimistic about the rebuilding efforts.More >>
  • Nevada Health Statistics Portal Launched

    Nevada Health Statistics Portal Launched

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:04:28 GMT
    The new site is available to anyone seeking statistics on public health topics in Nevada and offers readily available and easily accessible information related to birth, death, and demographic statistics.More >>
    The new site is available to anyone seeking statistics on public health topics in Nevada and offers readily available and easily accessible information related to birth, death, and demographic statistics.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.