While Jspot, the JCPA Blog and JTA have all already written about this, I find it very interesting. As the candidates all race to shul to court the small but active Jewish vote this primary season, the Jews in Nevada will not be voting in its state's Caucus, or at least not the Shomer Shabbas Jews. For the Nevada Caucus will take place on the Holy Sabbath of the Hebrew people.
JTA has a pretty in depth look at the issue. I can't understand why this would be done. Both parties have Jews in high positions in most states and especially in states were Jew are well represented. Nevada is one of those states. It always makes my head spin when reporters or politicians try to make a story about religion and then forget completely that (for example) the Pope is Catholic and Protestants don't care that he is coming to the US or that Jews are to be wished a "Happy Yom Kippur."
I am not asking for much but take a minute before begging for our vote and listen to who we are, what we believe and then ask us for our vote.