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Criminal Justice | Election 2020

Ford threatens prosecution for voter intimidation after Trump’s debate comments; no major changes planned for poll-watching

October 1st, 2020 - 1:59pm
Updated October 1st, 2020 - 3:50pm
Ford, a Democrat, said in an interview on Thursday that he considered the president’s comments to be a “dog whistle” encouraging voter intimidation, citing the president’s past comments suggesting that voters cast both mail and in-person ballots to test the system and his instruction for the right-wing extremist “Proud Boys” group to “stand back and stand by.”

Criminal Justice | Election 2020 | Legislature

Police union launches campaign attacking Cannizzaro over alleged lack of support for law enforcement

September 16th, 2020 - 2:00am
It’s the latest development in an acrimonious political divorce between state Democrats and the LVPPA, which broke from the ranks of most organized labor organizations to endorse President Donald Trump and a mix of other Republicans on the 2020 ballot, including congressional and state Senate Republican hopefuls.

Election 2020

Harris criticizes Trump’s handling of COVID-19, touts Biden’s coronavirus response plan at roundtable in first Nevada visit as VP nominee

September 15th, 2020 - 9:36pm
Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris criticized President Donald Trump for holding two rallies of thousands of people in Nevada this weekend, telling attendees at a small roundtable in Las Vegas on Tuesday that the president didn’t care whether rally goers were wearing masks or socially distanced.

Election 2020 | Government | State Government

Nevada tribal governments join legal struggle in Trump’s lawsuit against Nevada’s expanded mail-in voting measure

September 15th, 2020 - 2:00am
The Pyramid Lake Paiute and Walker River Paiute tribes last week sought to intervene in President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Nevada’s mail-in voting measure approved for the general election, saying the law provides key accommodations for tribal members who face voting challenges unique from urban areas, including a lack of mailboxes.

Community | Election 2020

Trump rally-goers on why they took risk to attend Nevada campaign events, favor president amid pandemic

Cars and trucks plastered with Make America Great Again stickers and proudly flying American flags filled dirt lots in both Northern and Southern Nevada, overflowing into surrounding neighborhoods and even parking along highways and streets. From the parking lots, the campaign shuttled rally-goers to the venues where they heard from leaders of the Nevada Republican Party and, eventually, the president himself.