Posts Tagged ‘Sharron Angle’

Voter Registration Deadline Days away

PSA from the PPA

by , Oct 7, 2010 | 3:42 am

The PPA reminds you to register to vote. I’m already registered … or at least I’m pretty sure I am … got that card around here somewhere. Because for all the political games in play, the Poker Players Alliance assures us that good-ole-fashioned voting is an important part of the process, too:

October 12, 2010 is the last day you can register to vote in the State of Nevada. This years election will be crucial to protecting your rights to play poker. Make sure you have a say by making sure you are registered to vote.

While voter registration by mail and Internet has closed in Nevada, you can still register in person until Tuesday, October 12th.

For a listing of county clerks and voter registrars, click here.

Remember, this election is vital to protecting your rights as a poker player. Don’t let your voice go unheard. Register to vote today. And don’t forget to head to the polls Tuesday, November 2nd to cast your ballot.

Yep, they’re right … and with that in mind, I’m giving a go on poli-bets, wagering with Kevmath that Harry Reid will, despite what polling suggests, beat Sharron Angle+9 (gulp?), and that her official Tea Party underminer Scott Ashjian will out-score NOTA, which is a real ballot option here in Nevada.

It’s all about jobs this year, supposedly …

Harry Reid Wins His Primary, But Can He Win for Online Poker?

by , Jun 9, 2010 | 6:12 am

Harry Reid won his Democratic Senate primary yesterday. Not a shock, but an essential hurdle for the powerful yet vulnerable Nevada senator to overcome in a race that will almost certainly play a role in how all poker politics progress.

He won handily — 75 percent — but for him the primary was more a matter of how deep he had to dig into general-election coffers to secure the nomination … as he’ll likely need all the cash he can get come November. (He’s spent $8 million so far, and has about $9 million left, according to the National Review.)

First Lady Michelle Obama came to Las Vegas on June 1, not to bemoan the UIGEA, but to rally support for Harry Reid. The two hiked in Red Rock Canyon, but didn’t even consider stopping by the WSOP, even though Jack Effel totally woulda let either one of them do the shuffle-up-and-deal.