Demand a recount

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

I just want to be the first in line to challenge the election results in Nevada.

I’m writing this on Monday, the day before Election Day. I’ll know at least some of the election results by the time the paper goes to bed Wednesday morning. Frankly, I’m embarrassed to admit that this hasn’t occurred to me before. No, it wasn’t until we did the endorsement on Statewide Ballot Question No. 7, that I realized the basis for many of the problems in Nevada.

Here’s the question (in case you can’t remember Tuesday’s ballot): Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to change the provision that prohibits an “idiot or insane person” from voting to refer instead to “a person who has been adjudicated mentally incompetent, unless restored to legal capacity” and to repeal a provision relating to the election of United States Senators by the Legislature that was made obsolete by the adoption of the 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution?

I think the truth is self-evident. Many of the choices made by our electorate prove without a doubt that idiots were illegally voting all over the place. (According to, an idiot is a stupid or foolish person.)

I don’t even have to know the results to know what I’ll find when the final numbers roll around. There will be results that can only be explained by examining the mental capacity of the people who voted. It’s obvious and factual: Statistically, almost half the electorate is of below-average intelligence. I’m sure this unofficial challenge matches the high standards which will undoubtedly be exhibited by legal eagles all over this country.

There you have it. I know you won’t have to look very hard to figure out which races need to be challenged. Yes, Nevada will change the language of the constitution to modify its language regarding mental deficiency, but will that change have come too late?