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Butch Cassidy’s Rules for a Knife Fight

Rules? We don’t need no stinkin’ rules.

The Nevada GOP Central Committee will meet June 18 to not only elect a new chairman to replace Mark Amodei, who filed for the 2nd Congressional District special election this morning, but select their white knight to lead them to victory in that special election in September.

Problem is, the party has no rules governing such an election.

Will it be just one ballot and whoever gets the most votes wins? Or does the winning candidate have to obtain 50 percent-plus-one of the votes? Does the committee keep voting until candidates drop out and the last man (or woman) standing wins? Or the candidate who comes in last on each ballot gets dropped off for the next ballot?

And do Central Committee members who do NOT live in CD2 get to vote for the party’s CD2 nominee?

Inquiring minds wanna know.

And what are the odds that perennial Central Committee gadfly Mike Weber sticks his nose into this whole process and attempts to gum up the works? Unless he’s on vacation in Bora Bora or something and can’t be there, I’d say we’re talking bet-the-farm odds here. Oh, joy.