Why Nevada’s GOP caucuses were a jackpot of embarrassments

Riddled with signs of fraud…

1. The GOP couldn’t deliver results in a timely manner.

An all-night count — in a state where just about 50,000 cast votes? We’ve seen developing countries where folks lining up to vote with purple thumbs do better. ‘Nuf said.

2. Confusion reigns: There were eye-opening  protests and confusion at the evening caucus set up for “religious” voters (and uh, one casino magnate billionaire)  at We saw  frustration and anger when voters were turned away after some balked at signing an affidavit required by the Clark County GOP; it asked voters to declare  under penalty of perjury that they couldn’t vote in the regular 9 a.m. morning caucus because of “religious reasons.”

Some complained the whole process was designed to restrict voters there to Jews and Seventh Day Adventist who both observe Saturday as the Sabbath.

3. Clueless media policies: Nevada’s Clark County GOP made it downright frustrating  to cover an election — it appears by design. The county organization,  under the guise of  “security purposes,” made media jump through hoops to even get in to observe these gatherings. And they weren’t unusual here: about a third of the state counties didn’t allow media coverage and observation of their election at all — an outrageous decision that should have been condemned by state party officials.

The hostility didn’t stop there. One AP reporter was called a “Marxist” at the meeting she attended, another reporter told us he was ordered not to take photos, and a Los Angeles Times reporter was actually ejected from a caucus meeting, after some attendees at the Sun City Anthem senior center in Henderson booed her and called her a “spy.”

We’re not joking. Maybe it’s time for those esteemed conservative elders who did the deed to review their well-worn copies of the Constitution and Bill of Rights — starting with the First Amendment.

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