Nevada Dem Party asks caucus workers to sign confidentiality agreements

Nevada Dem Party asks caucus workers to sign confidentiality agreements
A Bernie Sanders contingent at the Iowa caucuses prepares for the balloting. Twitter, @mariasacchetti

[Ed. – Nevada was famously one of the states where the Obama machine steamrolled Hillary voters in 2008.  The state has also been prominent in investigations and litigation involving fraudulent voting registration (e.g., the notorious voters registered as “Snoopy” and “Dallas Cowboys”).  Caucus participants have to be registered voters, so both points matter.  Regardless of what they did in 2018, this is a bad sign at a time when sensible Democrats would be objecting vociferously.]

The Nevada State Democratic Party is asking site leaders for Saturday’s caucuses to sign non-disclosure agreements that would prevent them from speaking to the media.

The news comes just one day before the Nevada Democratic caucuses. The caucus process here in Nevada has come under intense scrutiny after a similar process melted down in Iowa. Nevada Democrats, lead by operatives with ties to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, have worked for weeks to ensure the caucus goes smoothly, worried that a poor showing could imperil the state’s first in the west status and further undermine the entire nomination process.

A Nevada State Democratic Party official told CNN that it’s standard practice to request staff and volunteers to sign an NDA because they are privy to strategic information and said the party also required NDAs in 2018.

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