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Former President Donald J. Trump in Reno, NV, December 17, 2023 (Photo: Megan Barth for The Nevada Globe)

Trump Campaign Accuses Nevada State Officials of ‘Election Interference’

Trump in Las Vegas: the ‘primary is meaningless’

By Megan Barth, January 29, 2024 1:51 pm

An exclusive report from The Messenger reveals that former President Donald Trump’s campaign for the 2024 presidential election is accusing Nevada officials of “election interference” due to wording on the state-run primary sample ballot. The wording warns GOP voters that they cannot vote twice, however, GOP voters can and are encouraged to vote in both the February 6th Presidential Preference Primary and the GOP-led “First in the West” presidential caucus on February 8th.

Trump appears at the Commit to Caucus rally in Las Vegas, Saturday, January 27, 2024 (Screenshot)

Former President Donald Trump’s campaign is claiming that a voting guide being distributed in Nevada represents “election interference.”

The campaign says the guide is needlessly confusing to voters because of a voter fraud warning in the sample ballot mailed to primary voters that warns against voting twice in an election.

“While GOP voters in Nevada who want to vote for Donald Trump won’t be fooled, this is another classic example of Democrat election interference,” said Chris LaCivita, Trump campaign senior adviser/co-campaign manager. “It’s designed to suppress Republican votes in the GOP Caucus.”

In remarks at his Commit to Caucus rally in Las Vegas this past weekend, Trump encouraged the large crowd to “Do the caucus, not the primary, the primary is meaningless,” Trump said. “Maybe they will try to use it for public relations purposes.”

Warning on primary ballot (Screenshot)

Although the primary is meaningless in terms of receiving delegates, GOP officials are encouraging GOP voters to vote in both in order to receive accurate data for voter canvassing. Lieutenant Governor Stavros Anthony, who appeared at the rally on Saturday and endorsed Trump earlier last week, encouraged GOP voters to vote “none of the above” on the primary ballot. Niki Haley is the only viable GOP candidate who appears on the primary ballot.

The Nevada GOP opted to hold a traditional caucus and determined that only candidates who participated in the caucus would received delegates needed for the nomination. Results from the caucus will determine how presidential delegates will be awarded at the Republican nominating convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from July 15-18th.

Nevada Republicans have participated in caucus primaries since 1980 and maintain that it is the purest form of voter participation and election integrity as the caucus will require identification to vote and will release the results from each precinct that evening– as opposed to a state-run presidential primary which is estimated to cost $5 million and will include universal mail balloting and delayed election results.

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