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Nevada 'voter' slams Harry Reid from the grave

July 14, 2010 | 10:08 am

In Chicago, election day is known as "resurrection day."  In Las Vegas, the dead aren't known to be nearly as active, but that doesn't mean they don’t have an influence.

Ask Charlotte McCourt. Well, you can’t (without the use of a Ouija board, anyway).

McCourt, an 84-year-old grandmother, died last week. And she went out in a blaze of glory (if you're a fan of GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle, that is).

She didn't endorse Angle before she departed, but the writers of her obituary let it be known that she's no fan of Angle's opponent, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

"We believe that Mom would say she was mortified to have taken a large role in the election of Harry Reid to U.S. Congress," reads the obituary that appeared in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "Let the record show Charlotte was displeased with his work. Please, in lieu of flowers, vote for another more worthy candidate."

Yikes! But things aren't completely terrible for the senator, however. The latest Rasmussen Reports poll shows him gaining a little ground.

Angle still leads by 46%-43%, but that's an improvement from last month, when she had a 48%-41% lead.

By the way, the old political play on words that an election is about the "evil of two lessers" appears to be accurate in Nevada.

Nobody seems to like either of the candidates -- at all. 

A full 48% of living voters view Reid "very unfavorably,"  while 39% of the above-ground population holds Angle in that same miserable regard. 

Reid's campaign office has not yet responded to a request for comment.

-- Jimmy Orr

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Photo: Harry Reid. Credit: Associated Press