NV Voters Complain of Caucus Workers in Trump Shirts; GOP Says It's Legal
Nevada’s GOP caucuses experienced record-high voter turnout last night, with a staggering 75,000 showing up to cast their ballots.
But the overwhelming number of people who showed up also caused problems across the state, Alicia Acuna reported.
Several people uploaded photos of campaign volunteers wearing gear with their candidates’ names on them, arguing that it could have brought voter intimidation and possibly even misconduct.
— TX4Trump (@repmom2) February 24, 2016
One man tweeted: “just wrong that the guy collecting votes wears Trump shirt/hat! Did he change my vote?”
— Anjeanette Damon (@AnjeanetteDamon) February 24, 2016
Caucus officials, however, say there are no rules prohibiting volunteers from wearing candidates’ memorabilia.
It's not against the rules for volunteers to wear candidate gear. Volunteers went through extensive training & are doing a great job
— Nevada GOP (@NVGOP) February 24, 2016
Other problems reported included confusion on whom to cast their ballots with, and remarkably long lines, Acuna reported.
Officials say the long wait time is a good thing, as it points out to high voter turnout.