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Troubles Abound At Special Las Vegas Caucus

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Long lines, voter fraud complaints and angry Ron Paul supporters are turning a special caucus for religious voters who honor the Saturday Sabbath into a circus.

The Las Vegas caucus was supposed to start hours after the rest of the state concluded its Republican presidential caucuses.

But party officials were still frantically trying to sign in voters an hour after it started, further delaying election results from Nevada’s most populous county.

Part of the trouble was some Paul supporters told voters they could show up for the late-night caucus for whatever reason.

But voters could only participate if they signed a declaration affirming that they couldn’t vote during the regular morning caucuses because of their faith.

Clark County GOP chair David Gibbs says it’s up to voters to be honest.

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  • Elaine

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  • LK

    Wouldnt that be religious discrimination? The problem wasn’t accomodating the religious but that it was set up by Gingrich’s billionaire backer at a school named for and funded by himself after other county votes would have been counted, so it could be packed based on outcome of other counties. It was incredibly unfair. Set the caucuses on a different day, don’t do something ridiculous like this.

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