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RNC threatens lawsuit over alleged Nevada voter roll inconsistencies

The RNC said that Nevada is violating the National Voter Registration Act, which requires states to maintain accurate and current registered voter lists.

Published: December 5, 2023 11:36am

The Republican National Committee threatened to sue Nevada Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar if he does not take action to fix alleged voter registration inconsistencies. 

The RNC said in a letter Monday to the Democratic secretary of state that three Nevada counties – Douglas, Lyon and Storey – have more registered voters than adult citizens while five other counties – Carson City, Churchill, Clark, Eureka and Washoe – "have suspiciously high rates of voter registration."

The RNC said that Nevada is violating the National Voter Registration Act, which requires states to maintain accurate and current registered voter lists.

"The RNC is demanding that Nevada ensure only eligible voters can vote and will take legal action to ensure that outcome if necessary," RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The committee said it hopes to avoid bringing a lawsuit and would welcome the secretary of state to evaluate current list maintenance procedures and identify compliance failure causes. 

The litigation threat comes after Nevada officials rejected more than 8,000 mail-in ballots in the 2022 midterm election, which is more than the margin of victory for the state's U.S. Senate race that Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto won.

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