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Berkley's Spooky Nemesis in Nevada Senate Race

Meet David Vanderbeek, the candidate 5 percent of Nevadans voted for in the hotly contested Senate contest: He's got some thoughts on "secret dark works," "secret elite societies," and, of course, "Franklin Sex Scandal-style devil worship and human sacrifice."

Nevada political guru Jon Ralston writes that Democratic Senate candidate Shelley Berkley's defeat was due to Democratic abandoment -- that the 93,645 voters who cast their ballots for Vanderbeek and the Nevada option of "none of these candidates" took Berkley down (she and GOP Sen. Dean Heller were separated by just over a percentage point). Ralston:

Yes, it's rank speculation. But I have to believe a serious subset of those people were prospective Berkley voters who would never vote for Heller but who could not bring themselves to hold their noses and vote for her because the stench of unethical behavior was too pungent.

From Vanderbeek's website: "I want to share a word on secret elite societies that have laid the foundation of our destruction. I speak of the Bilderbergs, Bohemian Grove, Council on Foreign Relation, Trilateral Commission and all the Bloodlines of the illuminati. If they have dug a pit to hell for the American people, if they think they have covenanted with Satan as their god, then I covenant with the American people that I will go into the dark recesses of society and root out the satanist elites and bring them to justice. No more secret dark works. No more child trafficking. No more Franklin Sex Scandal-style devil worship and human sacrifice. ... I am David Lory Van Der Beek. I am of sound mind. I am a fulfilled, happy, healthy, will American man. I will never commit suicide."

-- Alex Brown contributed

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