College Republicans at the University of Nevada Reno have circulated a letter suggesting members caucus both at the Democratic Caucus Saturday and Tuesday’s Republican Caucus.
Here’s the game: Since the Republicans closed their registration rolls on Feb. 13, that’s the file that will be used on Feb. 23. Therefore, a Republican could show up at a Democratic caucus site on Saturday, switch to the Democratic Party, vote and then still participate on Tuesday because the party switch would not show up on the GOP caucus rolls.
This from the party that constantly screams “Voter Fraud!” all the time. It’s comical.
The head of the Nevada Democratic Party is not having it.
From The Hill:
“After reviewing Nevada law, we believe that registering under false pretenses in order to participate in the Democratic caucuses for purposes of manipulating the presidential nominating process is a felony,” Nevada Democratic Chairwoman Roberta Lange said in a statement.
“The Nevada State Democratic Party will work with law enforcement to prosecute anyone who falsely registers as a Democrat to caucus tomorrow and subsequently participates in the Republican caucuses on Tuesday.”
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) also lashed out at the “scheme,” calling the tactics “disgraceful.”
“These Republican plans to interfere with the integrity of Nevada’s Democratic caucuses are shameful and immoral,” Reid said in a statement. “Rather than letting voters decide and allowing our democratic system to work, Republicans are resorting to trickery and gimmicks in an attempt to subvert the will of the people. The Republican Party has long decried voter fraud, but with this latest scheme they are now encouraging it.”
“The American people deserve a fair voting process, and I will do everything in my power to ensure that these disgraceful Republican tactics do not interfere with the voice of Nevada voters.”