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Democrats Almost Zero, Republicans Won 
by Vice President Knight Allen
Originally published on November 13, 2014 - reprinted with permission

    Did everyone have a happy Election Day? Well, I guess not everyone but I hope you did.

    I'm not convinced the election results represent the "business-as-usual" every two year swing we've gotten used to seeing and it doesn't represent some passionate embrace of the the Republican Party by the People as much as an overwhelming rejection of the Democrat Party by its own members. Democrats by the millions simply didn't vote. It was like a massive sit down strike against a party that has drifted so far away from its FDR, Truman & JFK roots as to be unrecognizable by the very people who built it.

    Nowhere was that more sharply defined than here in Nevada. All the Constitutional Offices-Republican. The State Senate-Republican. The State Assembly-Republican. It wasn't a Republican victory, it was an open rebellion against the Democratic Party leadership and its policies.

    As for the Republicans, they are now living that classic warning: "Be careful what you wish for." They have been handed total control of the government of the state of Nevada. Let's see what they do with it.

    As for myself, as you are aware I was pretty involved with two of the ballot questions: Q1-the Court of Appeals and Q3-the margins tax.

    While I'm disappointed the court of appeals question succeeded I can't get too upset. After all, when you get right down to it I was the sum total of "organized opposition." I had one shot on Sunday Oct. 5th on the front page of the RJ "Viewpoints" section going up against Supreme Court Justice James Hardesty. I posed some serious questions which neither Justice Hardesty nor anyone in the legal establishment felt the need to answer. Why should they? Q1 was wired from the get go.

    The bad part of Q1 is not the court of appeals; that's OK. The bad part is that we got double-crossed. A majority of us got conned and hustled into voting ourselves out of the Constitution. We the People no longer have any check/balance authority in the structure of the judicial branch of government. We're out and the sad fact is we did it to ourselves.

    I'm also a little disappointed about Q3. It only lost by 78.5%. I was hoping for 80%. Speaking of Q3 I had some fun with it. I took my column from the October "Vegas Voice", put it on my letterhead, had 2,000 copies printed and along with my good friend and fellow NSC member Ed Duffy we went "out into the world" with it. I chose the DMV on Flamingo Road and went there several times and enjoyed it very much. I sat there in the "free speech zone" and asked people coming in if they were registered voters. If they said yes I'd offer them a copy of my letter. The response I got covered the whole spectrum. The most negative came from a guy who breezed by me and said, "People who vote are idiots!" The best were on a few occasions when someone came back out of the building and stopped to compliment me on the content of the letter and thank me for doing the distribution. That really made it all worthwhile.

    In comparing notes on the general responses we were getting it was pretty obvious the defeat of Q3 was, as Ed put it, a "Slam Dunk." Turned out he was right. Yaay!  Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.

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