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The party that screams about voter fraud while getting busted for voter fraud is at it again. This time, it’s a loophole Republicans have found in Nevada that will allow them to caucus in the Democratic caucus and then again in the Republican caucus days later.
Republicans are urging their fellow Republicans to take advantage of the loophole reported yesterday by Ralston Reports.
Here is an e-mail sent by Nick Vander Poel, a Republican activist:
Please forward to family and friends and fellow GOP caucus goers.
I was able to confirm through a former Secretary of State elections official as well as a former County Clerk. Both said and confirmed that Republicans can show up on Saturday, February 20th and register as a Democrat if you have a burning desire. Then still be eligible to participate to caucus on Tuesday for GOP candidate of choice.
What was also confirmed. The caucuses are NOT a state sanctioned election, the caucus is conducted by both parties. So this is NOT illegal and you will be arrested or fined. So put that rumor to rest.
Some call this idea silly but the reality is, with low turnout the Democrat caucus is going to close and every little bit is going to help.
Again, here are the details/loophole of how this is possible:
Apparently this is the loophole:
A Republican registered by Feb. 13 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.
Cute right? and unfortunately also perfectly legal.
Oh for those who are a little slow on the uptake, the person these fake Democrats are being encouraged to caucus for is Bernie Sanders.
No Republican fears Bernie Sanders, but they are flat terrified of Hillary Clinton.
And I would urge you to take all of those polls saying Sanders can win the general election, and Clinton cannot, with a huge grain of salt. Because I think that there is a VERY concerted and carefully organized effort to sell that mythology.
Update: It looks like an actual Sanders supporter even tried to place an obituary for Hillary in a local paper:
The Las Vegas Review-Journal on Friday reported a possible threat related to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton after a man tried to place an obituary notice for the former secretary of state.
The man, who identified himself as Don Schubert, was asked to leave the newspaper building's lobby after he filled out a standard obituary form identifying the deceased as Hillary Rodham Clinton, and listing her date of death as Feb. 20, 2016, the date of Saturday's Democratic Party presidential caucuses. Previously he had called the newsroom to complain about the coin flips that determined the outcome of some Iowa caucuses last month.
The man was seen leaving the RJ parking lot in a maroon Toyota Prius bearing several Bernie Sanders campaign stickers. A security guard said he was also wearing a Sanders sticker on his shirt. The official Sanders campaign website lists "Don Schubert's House" in Long Beach, Calif., as the site of a volunteer phone bank.
Newspaper security officials reported Schubert to the Secret Service.
By the way apparently the Secret Service DID indeed visit this idiot.
Getting a little difficult to tell the actual Bernie supporters, from the Republicans impersonating them.
Update 2: You can get live updates on the Nevada caucus here.
Update 3: Okay well it appears that Clinton has won the Nevada caucus, so I guess the nasty tricks ultimately proved ineffective.