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Ward Didn’t Vote In 2008

U.S. House hopeful Vaughn Ward worked on Sen. John McCain’s bid for the presidency two years ago, but he didn’t vote for him or anyone else in the 2008 general election. Ward told The Associated Press Thursday that his job as Nevada director for McCain’s presidential bid made it difficult to break away from the frenzied pace that defined the final days in a key battleground state. Ward also says the window for requesting an absentee ballot had closed by the time he realized he wouldn’t be able to return as planned to cast his ballot in Idaho. Ward registered to vote in Ada County on the day of the May 2008 primary/Associated Press, via KBOI. More here.

DFO: A caller asked me a few minutes ago if I’d ever seen as many missteps as the ones by Ward, in my 27-plus years in Idaho. I told him that I hadn’t seen a front-running candidate make this many missteps in my 40 years in the news biz. Wasn’t he vetted by the state GOP, who anointed his as its golden boy to slay the Demo dragon, Minnick?

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