AP: “In a high-stakes election that could help determine the presidency and control of the U.S. Senate, a judge has ruled Nevada’s unique “none of the above” ballot option is unconstitutional and has to go. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Jones ruled Wednesday that because the ‘none’ option can never win, even if it gets the most votes, it essentially makes those votes not count.”
I find this result very surprising, and will write about its chances of being upheld on appeal before the 9th Circuit once I see the written opinion which the judge has promised to issue.
The case has important implications—Republicans want to eliminate NOTA because they think doing so will help get more anti-Obama votes for Romney. (h/t Richard Winger)