Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Molly Forgey released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s tweet threatening to withhold federal aid to Nevada in response to the primary election:
“After the Republican Secretary of State made the decision to turn our primary into an all-mail election with two in-person polling locations that would service 87% of our population and result in extremely long lines during a pandemic, it was Democrats who sued for more in-person polling locations to prevent lines and to ensure all registered voters received a ballot. Plain and simple, sending a ballot to every registered voter is the law. The president’s tweet is just another tactic in the GOP’s handbook of voter suppression.”
In April, the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Nevada State Democratic Party, and Priorities USA filed suit in the Eighth Judicial District Court of Clark County seeking to expand voting access for Nevada’s primary on June 9. Earlier this month, Democrats withdrew our preliminary injunction motion after the Clark County Registrar announced changes to the primary election that would expand voting access.