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On second try, Carolyn Goodman votes for herself in mayoral race

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Las Vegas mayoral candidate Carolyn Goodman gives an interview over the phone during an election night party at her campaign headquarters Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

Updated Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | 8:33 a.m.

Carolyn Goodman Victory Party

Las Vegas Oscar Goodman points to his wife, mayoral candidate Carolyn Goodman, as early returns show her with a sizable lead during an election night party at her campaign headquarters Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Launch slideshow »

Carolyn Goodman woke up bright and early today to vote for herself for Las Vegas mayor, but almost pulled the lever for her opponent, Chris Giunchigliani.

When Goodman pushed the button next to her name on a voting machine at the Public Administration Building downtown, Giunchigliani's name popped up.

"I touched my name and strangely ended up with my opponent," a visibly worried Goodman said from her voting booth.

She pushed the button a second time and successfully voted for herself.

"I think it's the finger nails," Goodman said afterward. "Obviously, I'm voting for myself."

Goodman said she heard of similar problems taking place at polling places Friday, the last day of early voting.

Mayor Oscar Goodman, who voted Tuesday morning with his wife, asked Goodman's campaign manager to make elections officials aware of the problem.

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  1. So now Oscar is going to tell election officials to trim fingernails so folks don't vote for the other candidate?

  2. or election officials could just remind everyone to double check their selection prior to submitting their vote.

  3. In a senior moment Mrs. Goodman may have mistaken the voting booth for a slot machine. Good luck to the citizens of Las Vegas!

  4. The Goodmans are mentally preparing to lose. Just another play from the book of Sharron Angle. First they push to the public her faulty polling methods and conclusions - and NOW they claim the voting machines don't work. They know there campaign is running much much tighter than they let on to the public.

  5. Christine<

    Are we reading the same article here? Mrs. Goodman stated:"I think it's the finger nails,"

    I have to give you credit, you can read drama and BS into most anything a person says if it is not what you want to hear.

    I am not even looking forward to the end of the day if things don't go your way. You are going to have a ton of excuses.

  6. If I were a conspiracy theorist, I would point out that Clark County's Election Department, which has done a fine job over the last few years, runs the municipal elections, and that the candidate opposing Ms. Goodman is a county commissioner and therefore oversees that department, and then I would claim that the county is trying to hurt the Goodman campaign. Do I think that? Of course not. But I find fascinating the number of people who seem to drink the pro and anti kool-aid in this election.