Victor Joeck's attack on the Independent American Party
I wish to congratulate Victor Joecks on the clairvoyant abilities he displayed in his editorial attacking the Independent American Party. It's uncanny how he knows that all 32,223 voters who cast their ballots for Joel Hansen would have voted for Wes Duncan if this IAP candidate hadn't been in the race. I'm sure Victor didn't stand outside all of the polling places and ask exiting voters if they voted for Joel Hansen and if they said yes, then ask them who they would have voted for if Hansen had not been on the ballot. So Victor must be able to read all 32,223 of their minds. Amazing! None of those voters must have been aware of Duncan's endorsement by accused sexual molester Sheriff Gerald Antinoro and Duncan's long refusal to disavow that endorsement. Nor could they somehow have been aware of the lawsuit against him for raising $190,000 in campaign contributions from the very people he regulated, all while he was working in the AG's office. And we're sure (aren't we?) that Governor Sandoval's refusal to endorse Duncan had nothing to do with his defeat. (Reference Chuck Muth's article on Sandoval's deliberate destruction of the Republican Party over the last four years.)
> On the other hand, while campaigning, Joel met a lot of democrats who were voting for Joel because Aaron Ford was way too liberal for them, but being 4th generation democrats, they couldn't hold their noses tightly enough to vote republican. Certainly all of them would have voted for Duncan if Hansen hadn't been in the race. But wait, maybe they would have voted "None of the above" like 25,556 other people did.
> I am so grateful to Mr. Joecks for solving this great mystery for us with his magical powers. If he had not revealed this great secret to us, we might have thought it was a logical fallacy to just assume that all of the votes for Hansen would have automatically gone to Duncan with no way of knowing whether or not that was true.
> Go figure.
> Signed, Joel F. Hansen, Chairman, Independent America Party of Nevada
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