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Reports surface of irregularities at Nevada caucuses

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Republican officials are looking into reports of double-voting at Tuesday night’s Nevada caucuses, according to multiple reports.

The party is currently reviewing the process, and a Republican National Committee official said the “chaos is contained,” according to Mashable.

One GOP official said the party will be reviewing a master sign-in sheet, according to well-known Nevada journalist Jon Ralston.

“Obviously we take reports of double-voting very seriously and we will be reviewing the ballots,” a GOP official said.

The official also addressed the need for more ballots and said that additional ones were given out “in a matter of minutes.” 

The official sought to downplay the apparent chaos surrounding the caucus. “Other thing to know is because you have multiple precincts in one spot, not the entire place was in chaos, just a select few that were rushed which contained the problems,” the official added.

And a tweet from the Nevada GOP said:

Nonetheless, there have been reports on Twitter including: 

KLAS-TV in Las Vegas reported on Tuesday night that some caucus sites had run out of ballots and that the party was scrambling to replenish them:


There have also been reports of precinct workers wearing Donald Trump gear, but the Nevada GOP tweeted:

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

At one caucus location, a ballot collector is decked out in a Trump shirt and hat, according to The National Review

At another caucus location in Las Vegas, two ballot collectors were also sporting Trump T-shirts, according to The Guardian.

Not one but two ballot collectors wearing TRUMP t-shirts at this caucus site in Vegas.

— Richard Wolffe (@richardwolffedc) February 24, 2016

Tuesday night’s contest is expected to draw a large turnout, with 37,000 Republicans already preregistered. That’s 3,000 more than the number of caucusgoers in 2012, and some in the state estimate that turnout could swell to 75,000.


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