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Broward GOP voter nixes idea for car race on election day


Republican voter Aaron Nevins has nixed his idea to hold a car race on a major Broward road on election day, an event he proposed because he said he didn't want to vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

Nevins, who formerly worked for state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale and his the son of political blogger Buddy Nevins,  had sought to close a portion of U.S. 441 on Nov. 8th to hold an amateur car race. But it was clear that the Broward Sheriff's Office was not keen on his proposal and it looked unlikely he would get approval. Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes vowed to fight any proposal to shut down a major road on election day.

Nevins said his proposal drew support as well as detractors.

"I had someone local contact me, they wanted to lend me their Tesla for the race.  I had someone out in Texas who wanted to bring a mustang in.  I had a sign company offer to donate barricades and such. Lots of people wanted a "minivan" circuit. 
There was support building, but also there was stiff opposition from the local leadership and a lawsuit in the horizon," he said. 
"I respect a lot of the local elected and appointed officials who reached out and asked me to reconsider. So in the spirit of cooperation with those officials, I decided to withdraw my notice at this time." 
Hat tip to @browardpolitics for reporting that Nevins' had withdrawn his proposal for a race.