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Sharron Angle Drops From Nevada Special Election, Calls It “Illegitimate”

Sharron Angle Drops From Nevada Special Election, Calls It “Illegitimate”

Sharron Angle has rescinded her candidacy for the “free for all” special election to replace Nevada Congressman Dean Heller, calling the process “illegitimate.”

The Washington Post reports Angle stating, “Current outcomes concerning the special election have made this election in Nevada an illegitimate process that disenfranchises the electorate. Clearly, no solution that the Supreme Court can make will correct the injury to free and open elections caused by ambiguous laws and subsequent lawsuits.”

Angle’s complaint revolved around the process for the special election, which was expected to be either a free-for-all race with at least seven prospective candidates, or, as the Republican Party wanted, an election with one candidate from each party — candidates chosen by the Party leaders themselves.

The Secretary of State ruled in favor of the free-for-all proposal, and courts are now trying to settle the issue.  Angle, on the other hand, was vying for a primary followed by a general election, just like a regular election year race.

Registration for prospective candidates opened today, with the election to be held September 13th.  Whoever wins the seat will finish off the term of Republican Congressman Dean Heller, who was appointed to replace Republican Senator John Ensign, who resigned amid scandal last month.


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8:13AM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

The fact that they would even think of letting her run is illegitimate.

3:03PM PDT on Jun 15, 2011

Oh darn!

5:16AM PDT on May 30, 2011

In other words, they will not be playing the game Angle wants to play, so she has taken her cards/jacks/balls and gone home. We're so sorry, Sharon. Please come back when there is an election for which the voters have been enabled by a court with your self-aggrandizing values and can be brainwashed by bogus media noise into supporting birtherism, racism, anti-Islamism, and the various cynical moonpie conspiracy theories.

12:26AM PDT on May 28, 2011

My heartfelt sympathy, Sharon A,!

9:07PM PDT on May 26, 2011

Craw back into the desert with the rest of the snakes.

8:00PM PDT on May 26, 2011

Ben; you're obviously referring to Bush as in emothionally skewed!? Angle can be described as squirrel bait. She is another inciter and liar and will stoop to any level to get what she wants. Thankfully it didn't work this time. I agree; she needs to disappear and crawling back under the rock she crawled out from under would make a whole lot of people very happy!

7:26PM PDT on May 26, 2011

Now if Sharon Angle would just ride off into the sunset somewhere, never to be heard again. Certain people need to be muzzled. I can think of a few .... more than a few actually. George Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rover, Sarah Palin, Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, Michele Bachmann, Donald Trump, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Sean Hannity ..... gee, I don't have enough time and space to think of them all. So much hot air .... so little time.

6:53PM PDT on May 26, 2011

illegitimate is the new code word for tea-baggers for "I suck and I can't win so I will just whine to get sympathy"

4:45PM PDT on May 26, 2011

"Does this mean we don't have to hear about her for another year? " I inquired hopefully.

4:17PM PDT on May 26, 2011

Go find your rock Sharron!

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