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Politics in Nevada have heated up, with our first-ever relevant shot at helping pick the Presidential candidates. Dennis Kucinich fought a losing battle trying to participate in the Democratic debate yesterday. And now, the big story is a lawsuit attempting to stop some "special" caucus locations.
Casinos have been allowed to set up alternative caucus precincts in order to let their workers vote without going to their home locations. Someone mysterious, assumed to be with the Clinton campaign, has filed a lawsuit to have those special locations disallowed. What I didn't know before now was precisely why. What Bill Clinton had to say here was the first good explanation I've heard.
In Testy Exchange, President Clinton Defends Suit Over Nevada Voting
"Do you really believe that all the Democrats understood that they had agreed to give everybody who voted in a casino a vote worth five times as much as people who voted in their own precinct? Did you know that?" Mr. Clinton said in a testy exchange with a television reporter, Mark Matthews of KGO. "What happened is nobody understood what had happened. ... Now, everybody's saying, 'Oh they don't want us to vote.' What they really tried to do was to set up a deal where their votes counted five times, maybe even more."
Read more at: The New York Sun via Huffington Post