Nevada GOP Files Motion along with the Republican National Committee to Defend the State in Democrats’ Lawsuit
The Nevada Republican Party announced today it filed a motion along with the Republican National Committee to intervene in a lawsuit from the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Nevada Democratic Party, and Priorities USA that seeks to eliminate ballot integrity provisions in place as a safeguard to June’s all mail primary election and force Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske to ignore longstanding election law.
The Democrats’ lawsuit asks the court to eliminate the signature matching process; allow political operatives to show up on voters’ doorsteps to collect ballots, a practice more commonly known as ballot harvesting; require Secretary Cegavske to mail ballots to inactive voters that no longer live at the residence on file; and order Nevada to refrain from enforcing several other lawful provisions.
“The laws the Democrats are seeking to skirt are in place to ensure Nevadans can trust the election process is safe and fair,” said Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael J. McDonald. “Never mind the health risks associated with allowing strangers to show up at the doorstep of a voter, it is confounding that anyone would consider a process that would allow political operatives to take an unsigned ballot from a voter to be secure. That is exactly the system national and Nevada Democrats are demanding.”
Nevada is the latest in a broader fight nationwide from the Democratic Party to sue their way to victory in 2020. The Nevada case comes on the heels of a case in Wisconsin where Democrats looked to stop in-person voting for the primary. Hypocritically, Democrats are now looking to expand in-person locations in Nevada and apparently care less about the health of Nevadans than short-term political expediency.
“Democrats know they can’t win this election fair and square. That is why they are using this pandemic to get wholesale elections rules changes they’ve long sought through our courts,” said McDonald. “No one is above Nevada law, and that especially goes for D.C. lawyers looking to game the system, which is why we will fight any and every attempt to weaken confidence in our elections and threaten the security of Nevadans’ ballots.”