Reporting from Las Vegas — It’s the fault of “God Almighty.”
That’s the name Emil Tolotti Jr. used in 1992 to challenge U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada in the Democratic primary. He not only lost to “none of these candidates” -- another Nevada ballot option -- but he also inspired a law banning would-be officeholders from using politically charged nicknames.
That hasn’t stopped candidates from trying to sneak them onto the ballot, however. This year, Secretary of State Ross Miller stripped two candidates of their electoral monikers, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Nancy Price, a Democrat running for U.S. Senate, can’t appear on the ballot as Nancy “Occupy” Price, a nod to the Occupy Wall Street movement. And Ed Hamilton, a Republican Senate hopeful, can’t use the nickname “WarNoMo.”