Niger Innis Questions How Unknown Opponent Won 2 Counties

Friday, 13 Jun 2014 04:38 PM

By Courtney Coren

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Republican congressional primary candidate Niger Innis of Nevada lost his bid to represent the 4th Congressional district of the Silver State, but he questions the outcome because of the number of votes received by a candidate who did no campaigning.

Four candidates were on the ballot, but "the media . . . treated the race really as a one-on-one race between myself" and Assemblyman Cresent Hardy, who was the declared winner, he told Ed Berliner on "Midpoint" on Newsmax TV on Friday.

Hardy defeated the tea party candidate by 10 percentage points. The Nevada assemblyman received 43 percent of the vote, Innis received 33 percent, Mike Monroe captured 22 percent of the vote, and Carlos Poliak won 2 percent.

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Monroe is a handyman in Clark County and according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, he never really campaigned, but he went on to win two counties in the district.

"So it seems extremely strange and unusual that this 52-year-old black gentleman, who looks like he's a Rastafarian, ends up getting 22 percent of the vote in the entire district and actually winning outright ahead of me and Crescent Hardy, who was the designated winner, two counties," Innis told Newsmax.

"So I've asked the secretary of state to investigate Mr. Mike Monroe's vote and to just see where these folks came from because we've done a survey of a lot of our supporters and a lot of Crescent's supporters and no one is aware of ever voting for this guy," he added.

Monroe told the Review-Journal that he doesn't understand why he received such a large percentage of the vote but said that he may have some name recognition because he ran for Congress in 2006 and 2010.


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