Alarms Are Sounding For the Nevada Caucus

Another chaotic disaster could be in the making in Nevada, according to the Washington Post.

With the Nevada caucus only days away on February 22, campaign officials and activists are concerned that there could be issues similar to what plagued the Iowa caucus.

Campaigns are saying the party hasn’t explained the basics of how the process will work. Volunteers are reporting problems with last-minute technology that was to help the process run smoother. And experts are raising questions about a tool the party is assembling to replace the Shadow app that was to record votes.

“It feels like the [state party is] making it up as they go along,” said one Democratic presidential aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the process. “That’s not how we need to be running an election.”

The Nevada caucus process is also more complicated. Voters can vote early by paper ballot at various sites. Then on Saturday, caucus day, voters can gather at 2,000 different voting locations to vote for their candidate of choice. If the first round doesn’t produce enough backing, there is a second round of voting called “final alignment” when voters can change their mind to vote for another candidate. Early voters will also be given the same option.

More details are provided at the Washington Post or through Axios.