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Criminal Justice | Election 2020 | Local Government

Republicans sue Clark County for records related to primary election, mailing of ballots to ‘inactive’ voters

June 1st, 2020 - 4:18pm
The lawsuit, filed Monday by the Republican National Committee and the Nevada Republican Party in Clark County District Court, is asking a court to force the county to turn over any communications made by county election officials or county commissioners related to concessions struck between the state’s most populous county and Democratic groups, who filed an election-related lawsuit against the state in April.



Election 2020 | IndyBlog

Top state election official says it's “false” to claim inactive voters aren’t eligible to vote in primary

May 29th, 2020 - 1:30pm
In a lengthy press release issued Friday, Deputy Secretary of State for Elections Wayne Thorley attempted to clarify the legal basis as to why election officials in Clark County have sent mail ballots to “inactive” voters, a category of voters who have not responded to election correspondence but are still eligible to vote.





Coronavirus | Criminal Justice | Election 2020

Judge again blocks conservative group’s effort to stop mail-only primary election

May 27th, 2020 - 6:27pm
In an order released Wednesday evening, Judge Miranda Du denied the amended request by Texas-based True the Vote and several Nevada voters to block the state’s election plan over fears of voter fraud, as well as because of an agreement between Democratic groups and Clark County election officials to mail ballots to inactive voters.


Election 2020 | Elections

How voter signature-curing works

May 26th, 2020 - 2:56pm
The June 9 primary is being conducted mostly by mail, a new experience for many Nevada voters. If you are wondering about security, the state has put in place several safeguards to ensure every vote is validated and counted. One of those safeguards is that a voter must sign a ballot and then have the signature verified. But if a voter forgets to sign a ballot or if the signature does not match the state voter files, what then? Deputy Secretary of State for Elections Wayne Thorley talked with The Nevada Independent’s Joey Lovato to explain how to “cure” a signature error for a mail-in ballot.

Election 2020 | Elections

On the Record: Republican candidate for Congressional District 4 Sam Peters

May 26th, 2020 - 2:00am
The Nevada Independent is taking a closer look at candidates in a few major races, sitting down for a one-on-one conversation and breaking down where they stand on a few of the most pressing issues of the 2020 election. Today: An interview with veteran, insurance agent and Republican candidate for Congressional District 4 Sam Peters. 

Election 2020 | State Government

Election Preview: With no incumbents, regents race is between political novices

May 25th, 2020 - 2:00am
Though the winners won’t have to deal with the most direct tough calls from the pandemic, whoever is elected as regent will make vital decisions about budget cuts and leadership appointments of the seven higher education institutions and Desert Research Institute over their six-year term as they determine how to jump back on the upward pre-pandemic stride.

Election 2020 | Elections

On the Record: Republican Congressional District 4 candidate Lisa Song Sutton

May 25th, 2020 - 2:00am
With few to no debates and only scattered advertisements and social media posts amid the coronavirus pandemic, it can be difficult to distill what candidates stand for and what they’d like to do if they win the office. That’s why The Nevada Independent is taking a closer look at candidates in a few major races, sitting down for a one-on-one conversation and breaking down where they stand on a few of the most pressing issues of the 2020 election.