Sunday, January 20, 2008

Will Not Press Nevada Voting Irregularities

What? If true, the Dems should be screaming, no matter who won the majority, (Clinton) and no matter who got one more delegate than the other (Obama). Who turned people away at the doors prior to the time scheduled? Maybe there were a few stragglers who had to first show voter identification, which should have been done to begin with... What is the state's involvement in the voter registration procedures? It doesn't even look as though a voter registry was necessary, if nobody was checking in some areas, like the schools.

US Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign on Sunday said that it had received reports of voting irregularities in Nevada's nominating caucuses, which were won by rival Hillary Clinton.
Spokesmen for Obama's campaign told reporters that a Clinton party handout urged registration lines for the caucuses Saturday to close at 11:30 am, whereas state party rules said anyone in line until 12:00 pm was to be allowed to participate.

"Despite clear rules and timelines laid out by the Nevada Democratic Party that caucus doors should remain open and voter registration should continue until noon, the Clinton campaign encouraged their operatives to close the caucus doors at 11:30 am, a half hour before that deadline," said spokesman Bill Burton.

"This caused confusion and led to people leaving the caucuses before having the chance to participate."

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